sliced stuffed meatloaf on a white dish
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Pumpkin & Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Meatloaf never tasted so good, stuffed with pumpkin / squash and cheese. Bake it with your favourite fall veggies to make a quick and easy dinner recipe.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American/Italian
Keyword: Italian meatloaf, meatloaf, stuffed meatloaf
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Rosemary Molloy / An Italian in my Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 2 slices white bread (soaked in milk, then squeezed and broken into small pieces)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 dashes pepper

EXTRAS

  • 5 ounces Gruyere/Fontina/Cheddar your choice (thinly sliced)
  • 3/4 cups pumpkin puree (chunky rather than smooth)

FRESH VEGGIES FOR ROASTING

  • 4-5 small carrots peeled
  • 2-3 medium potatoes cut medium sized pieces
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 sprigs rosemary (chopped)
  • 1/2 -1 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Other veggies of choice

    Instructions

    • Pre-heat oven to 350F (180C). Lightly grease a large baking dish or loaf pan.
    • Puree can either be made by boiling or roasting. Mash with a fork rather than puree in a blender.
    • In a medium bowl mix together ground beef, ground pork, crumbled bread, egg, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
    • Place half the meat mixture in the baking pan, top with half the sliced cheese, top with cooked pumpkin / squash, top with remaining cheese and remaining meat mixture.

    FRESH VEGGIES FOR ROASTING

    • In a large bowl toss together the potatoes, carrots (or other veggies of choice), olive oil, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper. Place the veggies around the meatloaf and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes or until meat is cooked. (Temperature 160F / 70C). Let sit 8-10 minutes before slicing and serving. If veggies are yet done, then raise the temperature and cook while meatloaf is resting. Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 330mg | Potassium: 322mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8056IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 246mg | Iron: 2mg