Monday, September 15, 2008

Italian Turkey Meatloaf

This is a nice twist on traditional meatloaf. It tastes a lot like pizza. It would be a great freezer recipe since you're only using 1/2 of some ingredients--double it and freeze the other loaf. Then, you'll have a meal in the freezer and will use up the entire can of tomatoes, package of sausage, etc.

Recipe from Saving Dinner

1 large egg
1/2 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1/3 c. minced fresh parsley
1/2 c. oats (I grind them in a blender)
1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 package Italian turkey sausages (removed from casings; about 4 sausages*)
1/2 pound ground turkey
1/3 c. spaghetti sauce

*My package only had 5 links in it to start with, so I used 2 1/2....

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, beat the egg and stir in tomatoes, onion, parsley, oats, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Then mix in by hand the sausage and turkey until blended. Make into a large meat loaf on a baking sheet (like a jelly roll pan--I actually prefer to use a broiler pan), patting to remove any air spaces. Bake for one hour. Top with spaghetti sauce and continue baking 10-15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 4-6

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