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This Low Carb Keto Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf is also gluten free and grain free!
Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf
What turns an ordinary traditional meatloaf into a fresh new scrumptious dinner? Stuffing it of course!Stuffing it with mozzarella cheese and adding in spinach because there is no way the family can resist that cheese! It makes for a terrific family friendly approved meal. My kids love spinach, thankfully so this was a winning recipe in our house, but even if your family isn’t excited about spinach, they can easily pick it out if they so choose. They will however be missing out on the melted gooey mozzarella cheese but maybe that will be enough to get them to take a bite, spinach and all!
The first time I made this was about 20 years ago when my hubby and I were dating. Actually it was the first meal I ever cooked for him. My grandmother had made this rolled cheese and spinach stuffed meatloaf for years. When I asked her for an idea to make my new boyfriend dinner she easily said, “This meal will win his heart!” And it did! She was a smart woman my grandmother and I miss her everyday. I continue to keep her legacy alive making all her favorites, just tweaked to make them low carb and keto. Here are some of her favorites made healthier; Keto Vanilla Wafers, Keto Pecan Snowballs and Italian Egg Biscuits.
My grandmother was so excited when I told her he loved this cheese stuffed meatloaf! But then I had to tell her the rest of the story!
While my new boyfriend, now husband, loved this stuffed meatloaf meal and was surely falling in love with me, he was still quite cautious and didn’t want to offend. He decided that little piece of spinach in my teeth was just not worth mentioning.
Before dessert I excused myself to the bathroom and stood horrified in the bathroom realizing this green piece of spinach was in my teeth for the entire meal! I still gave him dessert and tried my best not to appear too upset.
19 years later and today he makes sure to mention if I have something in my teeth. He would never live it down if he didn’t!
Moral of the story, even if you do get some spinach in your teeth and no one in your family decides to tell you, it’s all good, the meal is worth it! Hope you and your family enjoy these Keto Stuffed Meatloaf!
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Low Carb Keto Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf
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Low Carb Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf
- 2.5 pounds ground beef
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan
- 1/2 cup crushed pork rinds
- 1/2 tsp salt divided
- 1/2 tsp pepper divided
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 16 ounces frozen thawed, drained spinach
- 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a bowl, mix the ground beef, egg, parmesan, pork rinds, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder.
Spread this meat mixture onto a baking sheet. Make a 10 by 12 inch rectangle and about 1/2 inch in thickness.
Evenly spread out the spinach onto the meat. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoons of salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders over the spinach.
Sprinkle the mozzarella over the spinach.
Roll up the meatloaf using the parchment to help you roll it over.
Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Allow to rest about 10 minutes before slicing.
Net Carbs: 1.3g
This recipe was first published in May 2016 and updated with video in June 2019.