Italian Sausage and Peppers Meatloaf
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 lb poultry Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion poweder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella/provolone blend, divided
  • 1 ½ cup marinara sauce or any spaghetti sauce
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium pan sauté the peppers, onions, and garlic in olive oil until the onions are translucent. Place into a bowl and set aside to cool.
  3. In a large bowl mix together sautéed vegetables, ground turkey, sausage, eggs, worcestershire sauce, granulated garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, panko bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheese, and 1 cup of sauce.
  4. Place meatloaf mixture into a baking pan coated with cooking spray and form into a loaf.
  5. Spread the rest of the sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  6. Bake for 65 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  7. Take out of the oven and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top. Broil for a couple minutes until the cheese is melted.
  8. Serve hot.
Notes
Make-ahead tips


This recipe can be made completely ahead of time, portioned out, and stored in the freezer. You can wrap in plastic wrap or store in individual plastic containers.

You can also form the loaf ahead of time and store raw up to 2 days in the refrigerator before cooking. You might need to add a few minutes to cooking time.

The loaf can be frozen raw as well. I recommend taking out the day before and letting it thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Again, you will probably need to add cooking time if cold or frozen prior to cooking.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 343 Fat: 19 Saturated fat: 6 Carbohydrates: 12 WW Points +: 9 Fiber: 1 Protein: 29
Recipe by Organize Yourself Skinny at https://www.organizeyourselfskinny.com/italian-sausage-peppers-meatloaf/