Cheesy Spinach-stuffed Meat Loaf Recipe

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For an extra special treat for supper, try this meatloaf. The combination of spinach and cheese makes it fancy enough to serve to guests.—National Livestock and Meat Board
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground round
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  • 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • FILLING:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • TOPPING:
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/4 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable; also, 259 calories, 776 mg sodium, 39 mg cholesterol, 14 gm carbohydrate, 30 gm protein, 9 gm fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, lightly combine meat loaf ingredients. On a waxed paper, pat into a 14-in. x 10-in. rectangle.
  2. In a small bowl, combine filling ingredients. Spread over rectangle, leaving 3/4 in. around edges. Starting with a short end, roll up jelly-roll fashion. Press meat mixture over filling at both ends to seal. Place loaf, seam side down, on a rack in a roasting pan.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour. Spread with ketchup; bake for 15 minutes longer. Sprinkle with cheese; let stand a few minutes. Cut into 1-in. thick slices. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cheesy Spinach-stuffed Meat Loaf in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p19

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving equals 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable; also, 259 calories, 776 mg sodium, 39 mg cholesterol, 14 gm carbohydrate, 30 gm protein, 9 gm fat.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"Although never easy to try and roll meat loaves, this was very good. I think I'll try using a rack next time to prevent sticking."

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2009

"This was FABULOUS!!! My family loved it, from my 9 year-old grandson to my husband. Yummy Yummy Yummy!"

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