Jaw Dropping Lasagna Stuffed Meatloaf

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on February 23, 2011

Are you ready for the winner?

*drum roll please!*

The winner of the snack ATTACK prize pack is Gina, who said “Holy amazing giveaway! This is awesome :) I have so many fav snack foods that it’s so hard to choose: veggies+hummus, spoonfuls of nut butter, any GF desserts, & the list goes on! By the way, just found your blog & I love it :)”

Congratulations Gina, you’re one lucky lady! I’ll be emailing you shortly.

Gosh, that was fun! Everyone had such fantastic snack suggestions. Here is a recap of some of some of my favorites:

  • Pretzels dipped in pumpkin butter
  • 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels air popped and topped with 1/4 cup of dried cherries and 1/4 shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Sweet potato chips with cinnamon or Zucchini chips with oregano
  • Banana slices with tahini

Each of them are so original. I’m intrigued by the popcorn + dried fruit combo. Sounds oddly delicious.

Thanks to each and every one of you that participated :)

On with the eats…

I love roasted vegetable lasagna, Kevin loves meatloaf. But I only had time to make one of them this past weekend.

Then I thought to myself, self: why decide between the two?

Ohhh yes, now we’ll never have to choose again.

Jaw Dropping Lasagna Stuffed Meatloaf

Gluten free, Dairy free

Now you can enjoy roasted vegetable lasagna and meatloaf in the same meal! This meatloaf has a hefty middle layer of lasagna, adding a bold flavor and beautiful presentation. The leftovers freeze well for lunches prepared in advance, or make a killer meatloaf sandwich the following day. Eat up, there may be nothing left when you go for seconds!

Ingredients

Roasted veggies:

  • 4 mushrooms, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch ground pepper

Meat loaf:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 lbs ground grass fed and finished bison
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 beef bouillon cube mixed with 1/4 cup hot water – I used GoBIO! Organic Beef Bouillon Cubes
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan rock salt
  • pinch ground pepper

Layering:

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup daiya cheese, mozzarella
  • 2 no cook rice pasta lasagna noodles

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment or silicon mat.
  2. Place mushrooms, onion, pepper, broccoli, garlic, and zucchini on baking mat. Top with coconut oil, salt, pepper, basil and oregano.
  3. Roast in the oven for 40 minutes, flipping the veggies at the 20 minute mark. Once complete, reset oven to 350F and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, sauté onion and celery in coconut oil on medium-low heat until translucent. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and transfer to a large bowl.
  5. Add bison, eggs, tomato paste, broth, quinoa flakes, and flax in the large bowl. Wet hands and mix until fully incorporated.
  6. Transfer half of the bison mixture to well greased 8×4 loaf pan. – I highly suggest you use a silicon loaf pan so that the loaf can be pulled out easily and placed on a plate to display layering.
  7. Top bison mixture with 1/4 cup marinara sauce, followed by half of the roasted vegetable mix, half of the daiya cheese, top with 2 lasagna noodles side by side and repeat one more time, ending with cheese.
  8. Top the lasagna layer with remaining bison mixture, make smooth with hands.
  9. Cook in the oven for 75-85 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 160F.
  10. Once complete, allow to sit for 10 minutes before cutting.

Makes 6-8 servings.

After dinner the ladies and I had a cuddle and play session. There’s no better way to work off dinner than being chased around the house by your 2 dogs.

Guh, I love them so much!

Do you have pets? What activities do you like doing with them the most?

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{ 31 comments… read them below or add one }

Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free

Garsh that looks good! Who would of thought of such an amazing combo??? Man! I wanna make it cuz it is so darn intriguing!

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Cara @ ChicMeetsHealthy

That looks delicious!!! I love your dog photos! Is that a Pomeranian?!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

I don’t really care for meatloaf, but I want to try this! Great idea, and I love that you used bison.

No pets right now, but I did just fill out an application to rescue a kitten! Hopefully I’ll have her soon. :)

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Jacqueline Raposo

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey

That is the most creative recipe EVER!!!

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Sabrina

oh boy this is INSANE! i love it!!!!

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Melissa@Eyes Bigger

As soon as I saw this in my foodbuzz inbox I knew I had to check it out. Lasagna and meatloaf together… genius!
I have an 18 month old lab pup. Basically, he does anything I do – he’s my little, but very energetic, shadow!

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Leanna @ Raptortoe.com

Talk about double whammy. I dunno if I could handle eating this! lol!

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Kate @ Diethood.com

Wow, that’s a pretty awesome lasagna! or meatloaf!?! :) That is a wonderful meal!

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Happy When Not Hungry

This looks so tasty! Never made stuffed meat loaf before. What a great recipe!

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Gina

Genius! Why not combine the two?

SO excited that I won :) :) Can’t wait for my goodies!

I love pets. I have a Sharpei mix puppy and my uncle has a Great Dane!

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Lexie | Lexie's Kitchen

Leanne! You are on bloggin’ fire! I keep returning to your blog and find a new post everyday? Do you have a day job or just a lot of energy? Ha!

Sure loving everything you are doing and the recipes you are firing at us : )

I am adopting you for Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger (I am hosting this month), and am headed downstairs to make your cinnamon roll balls right now. Can’t wait.

Keep on keepin’ us inspired : )

xo Lexie

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

haha I guess you could say I have a lot of energy. I have a full time job + run my own nutrition practice. Out of everything I do though, nothing beats chatting with the visitors to my blog about the foods I’ve created or my approach to healthy living. It’s truly rewarding!

I can’t wait to hear how the cinnamon balls go. My favorite way to enjoy them was 10 minute after cooling from the oven. Yum! If you’re doing more than 1 recipe, I highly recommend my pumpkin pie quinoa.

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Erin @ The Grass Skirt

I have a dog named Emma and my all time favorite thing to do with her is cuddle. She’s an awesome cuddler. :)

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Tracy @ Commit to Fit

I love meatloaf and this looks absolutely fantastic!!!

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eizel

That crust on top looks great!

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kate@ahealthypassion

im not a huge meatloaf person but this looks delicious soo many yummy vegetables

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In Katrina's Kitchen

You weren’t kidding! This IS jaw-dropping! I can just see my family when I pull this out of the oven and slice it open. INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Katrina

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

haha I should have called it the insanity meatloaf. That’s a perfect way to describe it!

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Mandy@ One Hungry Mess

I have one lion of a cat. Our activities include him sleeping and looking ridiculous and me taking pictures of it. It’s a good time.

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Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies)

WOW. this is SERIOUSLY EPIC!

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Christi @ Love From The Oven

Wow, I think my husband would cry if he saw this. His two all time favorite foods – meatloaf and lasagna. I am going to have to surprise him with this one night. What an amazing idea!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

Well, good thing about that is you could bribe him with it! hahaha

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JoyceLYH

Great way to combine meat, starch and veg into a dish so yummy-looking that most can’t refuse.

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Brie

this is epic! i would love to taste this; it looks delicious! and your pups are too cute!

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Arthur

The recipe looks amazing. I think I will play around with some lasagna noodle substitutes so that I can enjoy this as a low carb dish.

We have 2 daschunds (Blitz & Bailey) and love to go hiking or to the dog park with them. They have so much personality and energy.

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

You could try eggplant instead of the noodles, or just ditch the noodles entirely and use just veggies. It’ll be great either way.

Dogs are full of personality and energy, I had no ideal how strong of a personality dogs had until we got 2 of them. They are both so different and unique! Sounds like you have a lot of fun with your dogs!

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Deidra (Aunt D's Kitchen)

Wow. I’ll have to give this one a shot. I’ve tried meatloaf so many times and have hated every version. I like that you’ve used quinoa instead of bread crumbs. I’ve been convinced for quite some time that my aversion to meatloaf is really all about the bread crumbs. Now I have an alternative am an eager to try meatloaf one more time. Thank you for the inspiration!

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Leanne (Healthful Pursuit)

I share your meatloaf hatred. We must have had meatloaf at least 2 days a week while I was growing up. Blah! But this tastes so different, it’s like meatloaf on steroids! Please let me know how you like it when you try it, Deidra!

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YogiCrystal

Sounds so good! And, with bison.. looooove :)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks Crystal! It’s a really old recipe, but SO good!

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