Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

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The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf recipe stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze.

The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze.
Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

We love turkey meatloaf for dinner, it’s total comfort food. Using turkey in place of beef in your meatloaf lightens it up and it’s delicious! Stuffing it with cheese and spinach – total game changer!!

The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze.

The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze. The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze.

I love sneaking some extra veggies in my meatloaf, no one minds and it only enhances the meatloaf. Here I added mushrooms and spinach inside which means, picky kids can’t pick them out! I served this with veggies on the side, steamed green beans, corn or broccoli would be great.

How To Make Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

To make this meatloaf jelly roll style, I think the photos will help as a visual guide. You’ll use a piece of parchment to help you roll it, just take your time rolling, I have faith you can do it!

Turkey Meatloaf Variations

  • You can swap the cheddar for mozzarella and swap the ketchup glaze for marinara for an Italian flair.
  • Instead of the ketchup glaze, you can use BBQ sauce to give it a smokey flavor.
  • If you think rolling will be a challenge, you can just mix everything together and form 2 loaves.
  • Gluten-free oats can be used in place of breadcrumbs to make this gluten-free.
  • I prefer the taste of 93% lean turkey over 99% which is much drier.
  • This makes enough for leftovers, you can reheat this the next day or make sandwiches. Refrigerate 3 to 4 days.

The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze. The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze.   The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze. The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze. The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze. The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze.

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Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

292 Cals 30 Protein 15 Carbs 13 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 8 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
The best tasting, moist turkey meatloaf stuffed with cheddar cheese, spinach and rolled, jelly roll style topped with a ketchup based glaze.

Ingredients

  • olive oil spray
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 2 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cremini mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 cup 4 ounces reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 oz chopped fresh baby spinach

For topping:

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1- 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Spray a small nonstick skillet with cooking olive oil spray over medium heat and saute shallot until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes; remove from heat.
  • Combine the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl combine ground turkey, mushrooms, shallot, breadcrumbs, ketchup, egg, salt and marjoram. Mix with your hands until well blended. Place on a 12- x 16-inch piece of parchment paper and pat firmly into a 10- x 12-inch rectangle.
  • Sprinkle cheese mixture evenly over ground turkey followed by the spinach. Roll up jelly roll-style, starting from the short end, by lifting wax paper and removing the paper as you roll. Seal ends well. Place seam-side down in prepared baking dish.
  • Bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven, brush the sauce over roll, and return to oven 10 to 15 minutes, or until no pink remains. Remove from oven and allow to stand 10 minutes. Slice into 16 slices and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2slices, Calories: 292kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 747mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 8
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393 comments

  1. Very good, but glaze gives it a sweetness we may skip next time.   I added lots of chopped spinach and extra mushrooms as I had 1 3/4 lbs. turkey.   

  2. Definitely my favorite meatloaf recipe!!  My kids love the oozy cheese and I love that they’re getting some mushrooms and spinach. 

  3. This was the best Turkey Meatloaf I have ever made.   I didn’t have spinach in the house so I put shredded zucchini on top of cheddar cheese before I rolled it..  Delicious!

  4. This was SO good! It almost tasted a little bit like a cheeseburger. 🙂 I didn’t trust myself to try the jelly roll method so I just mixed everything together. Turned out perfectly. I did omit the spinach though because I didn’t want to buy a whole package to just use a little bit of it.

  5. What cookbook please? It is most helpful to know which book the recipes can be found in for reference. 

  6. Delicious! Followed recipe to the T. It was fantastic! 

  7. Oh my goodness Gina! This was amazing.
    My family have always disliked any kind of meatloaf but you have made them converts.
    This recipe is so good. The turkey is moist and tastes scrumptious.
    It fed 5 of us. Unfortunately it did not stretch to any leftovers with husband and two teenage boys around. Added to our rotation.

  8. I just made this for the first time . I followed the recipe exactly except used mozzarella cheese instead of cheddar . It was excellent and very moist . I did have to cook it longer than the stated time . Only thing I would change is adding a little more spinach and cheese next time. Will be making this again ! 

  9. I’ve done it with beef cause we’re not much of a turkey either it is delicious I’m going to try it with pork which will also be very delicious thank you so much for the recipe