Friday, August 29, 2014

Turkey & Sausage Meatloaf

Makes 12 servings (2 meatloaves)

Meatloaf gets a makeover with this meal! Serve it on cheese toast with a chunky red sauce and top it off with fresh mozzarella.

1            pound ground turkey
1            pound ground pork sausage
1/2         pound grated mozzarella cheese 
1            sleeve multigrain saltine crackers, crushed
1            (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
1            green bell pepper, diced
1/2         cup diced red onion
2            large eggs, lightly beaten

Chunky Red Sauce (recipe below)

Chunky Red Sauce:           Makes about 3 cups:

1            (26-oz.) jar vegetable spaghetti sauce
1            (14.5-oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
2            teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/4         teaspoon pepper 

1.       Stir together all ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes may be substituted.

I used Ragu Garden Combination Pasta Sauce and Hunt's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes.

1.             Preheat oven to 425°. Line bottom and sides of 2 (8- x 4-inch) loaf pans with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; fold foil down around sides of pan. Lightly grease foil.
2.             Gently combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Shape mixture into 2 loaves. Place meatloaves in prepared pans.
3.            Bake at 425° for 50 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes. Remove meatloaves from pans, using foil sides as handles. Serve with Chunky Red Sauce.

*Ground chuck or lean ground beef may be substituted.

If serving 1 meatloaf, let remaining cooked meatloaf stand until completely cool (about 30 minutes). Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, and place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Store in refrigerator 2 to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month.


  1. Well, this sounds absolutely delicious! True comfort food! Thanks, Nee! Have a great week-end!

  2. Hi Nellie , I use turkey because it's better for you than a lot of red meat .Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. How I wish I can have a bite of your meatloaf. It looks so appetising!

    1. Hi Cheah , wish I could give you a bite in cyber land , thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Good afternoon Nee,
    I love meatloaf especially make with ground turkey and the sausage. I use the ground turkey. I love your recipe, as you use the saltine crackers, and you put it on toast. Wonderful idea! I like the chunky red sauce on top, it almost looks like a Bruschetta! But I bet it tastes incredible! I have to try this recipe for sure. Meatloaf is a classic and you have just upped it quite a few notches! Enjoy your long weekend, with your family, Nee. Thanks for always sharing such wonderful recipes!
    Dottie :)

    1. Good evening dear Dottie ,
      My family loves meatloaf . I came upon this idea one morning at breakfast . I didn't have enough sausage for 6 patties , I had some ground turkey , I mixed them together and the kids said these are great and the idea was born (giggling) .
      It do look like a Bruschetta , you make food look good to kids and they will always finish it off .
      Meatloaf is a classic and so many things you can do with it .
      Enjoy your weekend and a great and safe Labor Day from my family to your ;- D thanks for stopping by . ~~Nee~~ :)

  5. I love meatloaf! Perfect for the family dinner! Yours looks really good :)

    1. Hi Medeja ... just prefect and you cam make sandwiched . Thanks for stopping by :)


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