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Definitely not your momma's meat loaf! Spinach Feta Stuffed Turkey Meat Loaf is light and healthy with a side of vegetables right inside!


Servings

4

Total time

85 minutes

Cuisines

Greek

Courses

Dinner


Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ((divided))
  • 1 small Onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 (10-ounce) box frozen chopped spinach ( thawed and squeezed of excess moisture)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes ( or sun-dried tomato pesto )
  • ½ cup feta cheese (regular, reduced fat or fat-free)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 egg White
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 can (8-ounce) tomato sauce (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 1 pound ground turkey (or chicken)


Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Add onion and reduce heat to medium-low.  Cook 4-5 minutes or until beginning to soften.  Transfer 2/3 of the onion to a bowl to cool.  Mix in half the garlic.
  3. Add spinach to sauté pan and cook briefly for any remaining moisture to evaporate.  Let cool slightly then stir in sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and salt and black pepper to taste.  Add egg white and set aside.
  4. To bowl with onions, add whole egg, breadcrumbs, milk, 2 tablespoons tomato sauce, basil, oregano, parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper and remaining 2 cloves minced garlic and mix well.  Mix in ground turkey (or chicken).
  5. Place 2/3 of the meat mixture in the loaf pan, creating a small well down the center.  Mound spinach mixture in the well.  Top with remaining ground turkey.  Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center registers 165 degrees.  Top with tomato sauce after 30 minutes, then bake to completion.  Let rest 5-8 minutes before slicing.

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