Spinach & Mozzarella Meatloaf

Phase 3 Recipe

Spinach Mozzarella Meatloaf

It took me awhile to perfect this recipe but it is now a family favorite.  ~Carol

1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C. oat bran
3 tsp. coconut oil
1 C. onion, chopped
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 C. red pepper, chopped
1/2 C. green bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp. Jalapeno peppers, chopped fine (optional)
1 – 1 1/4 C. tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp. basil
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. garlic powder or garlic salt
1 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. pepper
10-12 cups fresh spinach (or 1 package frozen)
2 1/2 C. Mozzarella cheese

In a mixing bowl combine turkey, egg and oat bran. Set aside. In a large skillet, saute onion, garlic and peppers in 2 tsp. coconut oil until onion and peppers are softened. Add tomato sauce and spices and cook until mixture simmers. Remove from pan and add to turkey mixture. In saucepan, heat 1 tsp. coconut oil and add spinach, stirring occasionally until cooked. Remove from heat and chop spinach. Place half of meat mixture in a loaf pan, then top with spinach and 2 cups cheese. Cover with remaining meat mixture. Drizzle additional tomato sauce over top, if desired. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Sprinkle with additional mozzarella cheese and return to oven until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes, then slice and serve.


  1. michele dial on March 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    yummy, i love this meatloaf!

  2. Eva on June 24, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    this sounds delicious!!!
    But, how many servings will this make? 4?

    Thank you!


    • Anonymous on June 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      The number of servings will depend on how many calories you need for the day; so add up the calories for the ingredients you use and then just calculate what size of a portion you should eat to get in the right amount of calorie.  So if the total is 1,000 calories and you need 500 calories for your meal you would cut it in two.

  3. Cquestad on October 5, 2011 at 10:21 am

    What is better ground turkey or lean beef?

    • Anonymous on October 11, 2011 at 11:55 am

      I personally prefer turkey over beef. 

      • Shawna Culp on October 11, 2011 at 12:17 pm

        Either I think Carol prefers the turkey

  4. Rjmohs on January 8, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Just made this. I left out oat bran to reduce carbs and added an egg. It was still very, very yummy.

  5. Chris on April 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    How many calories would this recipe be per serving?

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