Florentine Turkey Meat Loaf

I’ve had this recipe starred in my Google Reader since July. This one comes from Pennies on a Platter. She has tons of great appetizers on her site, but this meatloaf recipe caught my eye.

Um, please forgive the meatloaf for not really being a loaf. I forgot that I didn’t have a bread pan until I was 1/2 way into mixing everything together. So it’s a little lumpy, but it’s still a stuffed meatloaf. J


Florentine Turkey Meat Loaf

1 pound ground turkey
1 cup spaghetti sauce, divided
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
3/4 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8- or 9- inch loaf pan with foil with dull side toward food.

Combine ground turkey, 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce, bread crumbs, onion, eggs, & Parmesan cheese in a medium bowl.

Press half of turkey mixture into foil-lined pan. Press a 1-inch indentation down center of mixture, leaving 1-inch thickness on all sides.

Toss spinach and mozzarella cheese together; spoon into indentation, mounding in center. Press remaining turkey mixture evenly over top, sealing edges.
Bake 45 to 50 minutes. Spoon remaining spaghetti sauce over meat loaf. Bake 15 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes.





  1. The more I think about this, the more I really liked it when I made it. Too bad DH thought it had too much spinach in it.

  2. This looks great! I'm going to have to add the "florentine" to my turkey meatloaf next time!

  3. This looks delicious... especially that pocket of ooey gooey cheese. Yum!

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