Some things are just very nostalgic.
Say for example, meatloaf.
I’m sure everyone remembers some good and some not so good meatloaf from their childhoods.
When meatloaf is good, it’s GOOD!
This turkey meatloaf with mushrooms is made even better with the addition of Jarlsberg Cheese, and it is SO GOOD! SO so so so good! The mushrooms and turkey are complimented perfectly by the sweet, nutty and buttery flavor of the Jarlsberg Cheese.
And speaking of Jarlsberg cheese, that is something super nostalgic for me as well. My mom would go to these little specialty stores that had all sorts of cheese and would bring home Jarlsberg cheese for us. It soon became a favorite of mine, and now whenever there’s an event (say, Valentines day) my hubby knows how much I love it and puts together a little cheese board!
Jarlsberg cheese is a part-skim cow’s milk cheese with a sweet, nutty and buttery flavor and large “eyes” or holes.
To make this deliciousness you’re going to add shredded Jarlsberg cheese to the meatloaf and then top it with MORE Jarlsberg. It forms a cheesy crust on the meatloaf when done baking. I served mine with mashed potatoes and green beans from the farmers market.
Who is ready for meatloaf night?
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 medium onion finely chopped
- 1 pint mushrooms cleaned and sliced
- 2 1.25 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 4 oz Jarlsberg cheese 2.5 oz of the cheese shredded, 1.5 oz of the cheese sliced
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a small frying pan melt the butter, then cook the mushrooms and onion for 5 minutes, until onions start to become translucent. Drain liquid from the pan (I do this over a colander).
- In a bowl combine all ingredients (ground turkey, bread crumbs, shredded cheese, garlic cloves, Worcestershire sauce, egg, and salt) and then add the mushroom and onions. Mix until everything is combined (I use clean hands to mix and make sure everything is combined.)
- Press into loaf pan, and then cover top of meatloaf with slices of Jarlsberg cheese.
- Bake for 55 minutes, remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes, then slice and serve!
This is not a sponsored post, I was however provided product for use in this recipe and I just so happen to absolutely LOVE Jarlsberg cheese. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own, thank you for supporting the products and brands that make sweetphi.com possible.