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Grande Meatloaf with Potato Stuffing

Categories: Entertaining
Type: Main Dishes

There are many delectable ways to prepare the classic meatloaf, but few are more full of flavor than this meatloaf recipe, which has a potato surprise at its heart.

Serves: Serves: 6


  • 1 cup (2 1/4 ounces) instant potato flakes
  • 2/3 cup hot water
  • 1/3 cup Land O Lakes no-fat sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon dried fine bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon chili seasoning
  • 1 cup (one 8-ounce can) Hunt's Tomato Sauce
  • 16 ounces ground 90% lean turkey or beef
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar Twin

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with olive oil-flavored cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine potato flakes, water, sour cream, and parsley flakes. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, chili seasoning, and 1/3 cup tomato sauce. Add meat. Mix well to combine.
  4. Pat half of mixture into prepared loaf pan. Spread potato mixture evenly over top. Pat remaining meat mixture over potato mixture.
  5. Stir Cheddar cheese and Brown Sugar Twin into remaining tomato sauce. Spoon sauce mixture evenly over top.
  6. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Place loaf pan on a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Cut into 6 servings.

excerpted from:

From COOKING HEALTHY WITH THE KIDS IN MIND by JoAnna Lund. Used by arrangement with Perigee, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Copyright © 1998 by Healthy Exchanges, Inc.

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