Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

[ 0 ] February 9, 2009 |

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

1 egg (beaten)
1 cup pasta sauce (*can be found at your local grocery store)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp. fresh basil (chopped)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 lb. ground turkey
1 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a bowl, combine the egg, 1/2 cup the pasta sauce, bread crumbs, 2 tbsp. of the basil, garlic, red pepper flakes and 1/4 tsp. salt. Add in the turkey and 1/2 cup of the cheese; mix well. Spoon mixture into a meatloaf pan. Spoon on the remaining pasta sauce and sprinkle over remaining cheese. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Serve.

*Johnna’s tip: Meatloaf. Blah, blah, blah…sounds boring, eh?? Well jazz things up if you want more flare:-) Add on more cheese towards the end of the cooking time for more of a comfort meatloaf or sprinkle with some chopped flat leaf parseley…serve with steamed carrots and beets (*JKGF loves beets!). Basically, jazz the meatloaf up the way you like it so it’s not the same ‘ole boring version you’re used to…(*Cheesy mashed potatoes make a good match also…)

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Category: baked, main dish

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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