Saturday, March 7, 2009

Lazy Weekend: Italian Turkey Meatloaf

This meatloaf recipe is low-fat, nutritious, and really good the next day as a sandwich meat, with a little marinara. I usually serve it with a salad and some kind of risotto or pilaf. What's nice about it is you can put it together the night before, and then pop it in the oven about an hour before you want to have dinner. It's great any time of the week because of that, but it's also nice on the weekend, because it basically has five ingredients. Italian Turkey Meatloaf 1 pound ground turkey meat 1 package Jennie O Italian Sausage, spicy or hot ½ cup grated romano cheese (reserve two tablespoons) ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning 1 8oz can of diced stewed tomatoes, drained (reserve ¼ cup) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan with olive oil spray. Mix turkey meat, turkey sausage, seasoning, cheese and tomatoes, then form into a loaf in the loaf pan. Drizzle on the rest of the tomatoes on top, and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Bake for 45 minutes. (Note, if you're pulling it out of the fridge after making it the night before, you may need to adjust how long you bake it. Trial and error, my friend.)