Italian Sausage Market Meatloaf

Capture all the delicious ingredients from a favorite nearby market with this fantastic meatloaf recipe from Johnsonville®! The Italian Sausage plays a key part in bringing together the perfect balance of savory and spicy that's guaranteed to satisfy one's hunger for a filling meal.

Italian Sausage Market Meatloaf

Instructions for the AIR FRYER are below.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package JOHNSONVILLE® All Natural Fresh Italian Mild Ground Sausage or 1 (19 ounce) package JOHNSONVILLE® Mild Italian Sausage, casings removed
  • 3/4 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small red or green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 3 slices provolone cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup pizza sauce with water. Add the oats, egg, garlic, Worcestershire, pepper, onion and crushed red pepper; mix well.
  3. Add sausage, beef or turkey, mix to combine.
  4. Divide meat mixture in half; layer half the meat mixture in a lightly greased 5 x 9-inch loaf pan.
  5. Create a shallow indent in meat allowing the edges to rise along edge of pan. Layer provolone and spinach leaves on top of meat along the center; staying about 1/2-inch away from edges. Cover completely with remaining meat mixture forming a domed top and sealing the edges.
  6. Bake uncovered for 50 minutes.
  7. Spread remaining 1/4 cup chili sauce over top of loaf; bake for 15 to 20 minutes or internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  8. Allow the loaf to stand for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings | Prep: 15 min | Cook: 50 min

AIR FRYER DIRECTIONS

Preheat air fryer to 300 degrees F.

Toss spinach with 2 teaspoons of olive oil; air fry at 300 degrees F for 3 minutes. Remove from air fryer.

In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup pizza sauce, water, oats, egg, garlic, Worcestershire, pepper, onion and crushed red pepper. Mix until combined. Add sausage, beef or turkey; mix to combine.

Cut two 9 x 15-inch rectangles of foil. Fold each into thirds widthwise. Form an X out of the foil; spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.

Divide meat mixture in half; form into 5 x 9-inch rectangles; forming one on top of the foil X. Create a shallow indent in meat on foil, allowing the edges to rise along edge of pan. Layer provolone and spinach leaves on top of meat along the center; staying about 1/2-inch away from edges. Cover completely with remaining meat mixture forming a domed top and sealing edges.

Using the foil; transfer the meatloaf to greased air fryer basket; tuck in ends of foil. Cover entire loaf with an additional piece of foil.

Air fry at 370 degrees F for 45 minutes. Spoon remaining pizza sauce over and air fry an additional 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.