Cheesy Meatloaf Recipe!

imageMeatloaf is a comfort food and something I like to make on Fall/Winter evenings.  It’s one of the first things I learned how to make when I first started cooking.  There are so many variations on this so feel free to adjust as you wish.  I usually don’t follow a particular recipe with my meatloaf and sometimes change it up.  Tonight’s meatloaf was a cheesy, oniony one…perfect for a rainy, cool night and definitely comforting.  It’s also a great dish to just pop in the oven and let cook while you do other things.

Prep Time: 10 minutes             Cooking Time: an hour at 350      Serves: 2-4

This is a turkey meatloaf but you can use meatloaf mix or all beef.  Put following ingredients into a bowl and mix together with your hands. Then form it into the shape of a loaf.

  • 1 pound of turkey meatloaf
  • 1 egg
  • seasoned breadcrumbs (about 2 handfuls)
  • garlic powder (few shakes)
  • onion powder (few shakes)
  • chopped onion (dried)
  • 2 handfuls of shredded cheddar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Place into a baking pan.  I sometimes surround the meatloaf with baby carrots and/or potatoes and mushrooms (canned or fresh).

Tonight I just surrounded it with baby carrots and canned mushrooms.

Then, pour a can of turkey gravy over it with a little water and bake at 350 covered with foil.  I take off the foil after 30 minutes and let it cook some more.  The last few minutes, I top it with French’s Fried Onions and more cheddar cheese and when the cheese is melted I take it out of the oven.  Let cool and enjoy!


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