This was supposed to be a rolled up, super pretty meatloaf. If you go to Trisha's meatloaf on Once A Month Mom, you will see a gorgeous rolled up meatloaf that will knock your socks off.
I didn't roll mine. I like to simplify. A lot. I wasn't even creative enough to cook this in a meatloaf pan! I cooked it in an 8 x 8 pan and layered the meat, then the ham & cheese, then more meat. I think it had the same effect. Just not as pretty. Not to mention, I was preparing this in front of a camera so simplifying was certainly in order!!
I like to cook in 8 x 8 pans as things just tend to cook better, for me. This might not be true of everyone else but it is for me. Breads, cakes, meatloaves. I love them in these size pans. I think I have 4 of them.
I loved the flavor of this meatloaf. I am a dipper. I love to dip in ketchup or BBQ sauce usually. This really didn't need anything. If anything, I think that just a tad of pizza sauce over the top would have been fantastic!
This recipe makes 2 pans of meatloaf. I still have one in the freezer. I think I'll try the pizza sauce on it! Though it was fantastic without it!
This was part of my ground turkey freezer cooking day!!
Adapted from Once A Month Mom
3 lbs. ground turkey
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs (I used panko)
3/4 cup tomato juice (I used V8)
3 tbsp. fresh parsley
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
10 slices ham, 1 oz. a piece (sandwich slices)
8 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded
Mix together ground turkey and the next 7 ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Spray 2 loaf pans or 2 - 8 x 8 pans with cooking spray. Divide 1/2 the mixture between the 2 pans. Put 5 slices of ham on the bottom layer. They will overlap, that's okay. Sprinkle 4 oz. of cheese on each ham layer. Top with remaining half of meat mixture. If you are only baking one, cover one with aluminum foil, label and freeze. Thaw before cooking. Bake at 350 for about 1 hour 20 minutes. 6 servings per meatloaf.
**I make this differently than the recipe, check hers out to see the difference.
Total calories = 3581 calories
12 servings = 298 calories per serving
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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.