This is a good way to use up leftover mashed potatoes (if you’re lucky enough to have any) from your Thanksgiving feast. Baked in a springform pan, this Layered Turkey Meatloaf is a real showstopper.
Since we’re talking leftovers here, why not think about layering in some cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and some gravy to top it all off? Sounds good, right? You bet! Just be aware that your layers cannot exceed the height of the springform pan itself…so make sure your layers aren’t too thick if you’re doing more than three.
Here’s how I made mine. The recipe follows; Mix the meatloaf ingredients together in a large bowl. Press the mixture firmly into a springform pan and bake the loaf on a baking sheet in a preheated oven for 1 hour.
Once the meatloaf is partially baked, top with the kale and mashed potatoes.
Bake until the meatloaf is cooked through and the mashed potatoes are hot. Top with cheese and chives. Allow the loaf to cool about 20 minutes and then remove the sleeve from the springform pan. Slice and serve.
Servings: 10-12 Prep Time: 15 minutes Bake Time: 1 hour 45 minutes2 pounds ground turkey
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
1 small red onion, grated
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon rubbed sage
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen chopped kale, thawed and squeezed dry
1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3 cups prepared mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons chopped chives-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-In a large bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients. Mix well. Press the meatloaf mixture into the bottom of a prepared springform pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
-Place the springform pan onto a baking sheet and bake the meatloaf in a preheated oven for 1 hour.
-Remove the meatloaf from the oven and top evenly with the kale and the mashed potatoes.
-Increase the oven temperature to 425 and continue baking for an additional 40 – 45 minutes.
-Top the mashed potatoes with the cheese and bake until the cheese melts. Top with chopped chives.
-Remove from the oven and allow the meatloaf to sit for at least 20 minutes. Release the springform sides from the meatloaf and carefully place the loaf on a serving platter.
*Note – to prevent sliding of the pan bottom on the serving platter, fold a few wet paper towels on the plate before adding the meatloaf. The towels will help anchor the springform pan bottom to the serving platter.
-Slice the meatloaf into wedges and serve.
I’ve decided to coordinate this layered turkey meatloaf along with my painted book lovers wine glasses. I just think the colors coordinate nicely and would make for a stunning presentation on any dinner table.