I’ve never made a meatloaf before, but for some reason when I see recipes online they always intrigue me. Maybe it’s just the fact that I know mashed potatoes are typically served with meatloaf, which probably fall in my top 5 favorite foods. Or maybe it’s that I love all comfort and kid foods (see sloppy joe post).
Though I didn’t think mashed potatoes fit with this meatloaf recipe, it was still wonderful. The ground turkey instead of beef keeps it on the leaner side, and stuffing it with spinach and feta makes it absolutely delicious. Serve it with a side of tzatziki sauce and you have one heck of a dinner.
Turkey Meatloaf with Spinach & Feta
adapted from All Day I Dream About Food
- 2 lbs ground turkey
- 2 10 oz packages of frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 6 ounces of crumbled feta
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2/3 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp ground pepper
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, salt and pepper and saute until onions are translucent but not browned, about 15 minutes.
3. Squeeze out all of the water possible from the drained spinach. Add to onions with garlic and heat through.
4. In a large mixing bowl combine turkey, onion and spinach mixture, bread crumbs, chicken stock, and eggs. Mix until combined.
5. Place half of the turkey mixture on prepared baking sheet and shape into a flat rectangle, about 1 inch thick. Cover with 4 ounces of feta cheese, pressing into meatloaf. Take 1/2 of remaining turkey mixture and place on top of feta layer. Cover with 2 ounces of feta cheese. Take remaining turkey mixture and place on top of final later of feta. Shape whole thing into a rough loaf.
6. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until internal temperature reaches 160F on an instant read thermometer.
7. Let sit 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with tzatziki sauce.