8 oz sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
10 oz package fresh baby spinach
¾ cup marinara sauce, divided
1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1 ¼ lbs turkey
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup Italian style bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2 TBS fresh parsley, chopped
¼ teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large frying pan, heat oil on medium heat and saute mushrooms, garlic and spinach for 5 minutes or until tender. Add ¼ cup sauce to the pan and heat through. Remove pan from heat and mix in ¾ cup mozzarella cheese. In a large bowl, mix together turkey, egg, bread crumbs, seasoning, parsley and salt. Spoon ⅔ of turkey mixture lengthwise down center of a greased baking pan. Form a deep indentation down middle of turkey; fill indentation with veggie mixture. Top with remaining turkey, forming a loaf. Seal edges to completely enclose filling. Spread the remaining ½ cup sauce on top of the loaf and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup cheese. Bake for 35 minutes or until turkey registers at 170 degrees. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
That looks SO good, Lisa. And healthier and I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for the recipe!
Sometimes messy things don't photograph as well as they taste ... but that looks pretty darned tasty! I have some spinach in my fridge that might be calling my name!
who cares about messy, I could dig right into it!
How cares if it's messy when it sure must be delicious?!!!
The meatloaf looks very tasty. I love that it is stuffed with spinach. I've been making the same recipe for a while now and will give yours a try. Thanks!
My family would be over the moon with this! Using turkey makes it that more guilt-free. The pictures may not do it justice, but I can tell it is all yumminess.
I used to make a stuffed turkey meatloaf years ago... may have to give it another try!
I never had stuffed meatloaf.
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We both had meatloaf on the brain last night!!
Yum, does it get any better than that!!
What a great idea to put the spinach right into the meatloaf. I've made a roasted vegetable meatloaf from bon appetit but yours seems a lot easier! Yum! Can't wait to see your cookies.
Messy is sometimes best!!
I love the way its stuffed. We put spinach in our meatloaf too, its such a good way to get a green in
This looks AMAZING, and seems nice and healthy, too! This sounds like such a yummy, comforting meal. I look forward to trying it!
Meatloaf is such a great comfort food. It looks good and messy usually means tasty!
Lisa this sounds so good! I love the title! You know that it will be really good if it is messy! I love the veggie that you added too! Yum!
The meatloaf looks great! Everything is better stuffed 🙂
Ok, that looks fantastic Lisa! I love it! I'm totally making this! (bookmarked)
stuffed meatloaf sounds good!!! i haven't thought of that technique before. i make tofu meatloaf and i will definitely try stuffin it with something!!
Oooh this looks delicious - I definitely starred it! And the messier looking, the better it tastes! I have been making comfort food like it's my job lately and my pictures are suffering from it!
I love all the veggies in there!! And messy usually means delicious!
Meatloaf never photographs well - it's the loafy-ness of it.
Lisa...that looks good!! I think I may have to put that together for this weekend.
Ciao Lisa ! I can smell your meatloaf !It sound easy and very tasty !
I always make my Mom's meatloaf but this recipe looks so good I may have to stray. I love that it's stuffed with veggies. Delicious looking recipe Lisa.
Messy, but who cares. It's homemade and it looks like it tastes insanely good. I would eat the leftovers in a nice sandwich the next day.
it may be messy, but it sure does look delicious... 🙂
This looks sooo good Lisa!!
The Blonde Duck
I love this meatloaf. I might actually get my husband to eat it!
Messy meatloaf? That's a requirement! I love the veggies all nestled in there, you're right about the Popeye full meal. I bet your guns grew that night 🙂
Totally amazing!! My husband would be forever indebted to me if I presented this beautiful meatloaf at dinner time.
I bet the leftovers on a sandwich would be even better!!
I am going to have to work on my meatloafing skills and make this for dinner.
I love the idea of stuffing the meatloaf. I thought the first picture looked like lasagna, you had me fooled. There's nothing wrong with messy, it usually taste the best!
yummy! can't wait to see your cookie recipes!
That meatloaf looks great!
I love your messy meatloaf! I can totally believe that this got gobbled up quickly. I love how you've stuffed it, and topped it with that yummy marinara and cheese! Well done!
Proud Italian Cook
Messy and tasty, just the way I like it! Lots of veggies and turkey, a good reason to eat the whole thing.
I made this for dinner last night. It was de-licious--even though I didn't even follow the instructions completely (I added the whole 3/4 cup of sauce to the spinach, didn't read the directions before just dumping it all in. It was still so good. I used ground turkey breast. My family gets sick of the same old meals I always prepare and it was fun to make something different for once. Thanks!
I love meatloaf. I've bookmarked your recipe and will be making it soon. 🙂
Wow! Thanks for sharing... This looks yummy!
I tried it this past weekend and everybody loves it!!