Thursday, February 21, 2013

Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf

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Do you ever have those days when you feel like you've been working all day but didn't get anything accomplished?

I do!

Those are usually my days when I spend hours a little while browsing the black hole of the universe Pinterest!

I can say that I've gotten quiet a few wonderful recipes from Pinterest though so it's a win-win to me :)

This recipe was adapted from What's Cooking Love?'s recipe for Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf and it sure was a hit!  Stop by and check out Alyssa's blog.  She has some mouthwatering recipes and would enjoy your visit.  Be sure to say "Hi" from me :)

We love Chicken Parmesan.  This recipe intrigued me because is a meatloaf really going to taste like chicken that's been breaded then fried in oil and smothered in rich marinara topped with ooey gooey cheesy goodness?

YES it does!

I changed the chicken to turkey because I was improvising and that's what I had on hand.  I added a little more marinara and some spices and the end result was a meatloaf that tasted like our favorite Chicken Parmesan from our favorite restaurant.

Here's what you need:

1 pound ground turkey
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup bread crumbs, I used an Italian Seasoned bread crumb
1 Tbs. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 cup marinara or pasta sauce, divided in half
1/2 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a loaf or meatloaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Set aside the Italian cheese and the marinara sauce.

In a large bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and using light fingers or a wooden spoon mix the ingredients until combined.  I always use clean hands when mixing any type of meatloaf.
Add 1/2 cup of the marinara or pasta sauce and mix lightly.
Pour into the greased loaf or meatloaf pan and top with the remaining 1/2 cup of marinara sauce.
Bake for 50-55 minutes then add the Italian shredded cheese blend and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.
The pictures aren't the best because we were HUNGRY and it smelled A-MAZ-ING!
Let rest 5 minutes then slice and serve.  I always serve meatloaf of any kind with mashed potatoes :)

Serves 4 - 6 adults maybe more
Here's the handy printable - Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf

1 comment:

  1. Michelle, I've never visited your blog before, but wow did I pick the right day to discover it! That recipe looks amazing!


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