Bacon and cheese is probably one of the best combinations. I use some form of this combo for so many of my recipes. Today, I’m sharing the best meatloaf I’ve ever made: Bacon & Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf.
Goat cheese is something I just don’t use enough of! It’s one of my favorite cheeses (up there with blue cheese for sure). I especially love how it tastes warm, so I knew it would be the perfect thing to stuff this meatloaf with.
I try to use ground turkey when I can, since it’s leaner than ground beef. I actually prefer it for meatloaf. If you don’t want to be quite this healthy, feel free to try this recipe with ground beef instead.
Meatloaf does have to cook for awhile, you will want to plan ahead for that. The nice thing is that it doesn’t take a whole lot of prep work to put it together. You’ll have it in the oven in under 15 minutes.
Now that I’ve made this recipe, I’m itching to try stuffing meatloaf with other fillings. Maybe other cheeses or even vegetables. The possibilities are endless!
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 2 eggs
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 4 slices of bacon, cooked
- Salt, pepper, oregano, onion powder and garlic powder to taste
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- 3-4 oz goat cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Grease a loaf pan.
- Place the turkey in a bowl and crack the eggs into the bowl. Add the onion, bacon and garlic and mix well.
- Add the seasonings (I used a few dashes of each). Pour in about 1/2 of the can of tomato sauce and mix well.
- Lay a piece of plastic wrap on the counter and roll your meat out onto it. Shape into a rectangle.
- Spread the goat cheese out in a line in the middle of the rectangle.
- Use the plastic wrap to roll up the rectangle and transfer it to the loaf pan. Pour the remaining tomato sauce on top and sprinkle with a little extra oregano.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
Have you ever made stuffed meatloaf? What did you use for the filling?