Friday, April 6, 2012

Meatloaf "Cake"

Well, this year for April Fool's Day I wanted to make a silly dinner, but before I knew it, April 1st was over and I ended up making this a few days later. But hey, who's keeping track anyway, right? This was quite a hit with the kids and my hubby found it entertaining as well. Plus, it was mighty delicious!
Meatloaft "Cake"
1 lb. jalapeno chicken sausage, casings removed (I found this at my local Sunflower Market)
20 oz. lean ground turkey
1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange are fun colors for the cake look)
1/2 c. crumbled cojita cheese
1/2 c. oats
2 t. onion powder
6-7 medium potatoes, washed and cut in large cubes
1/3 c. milk
1 c. sour cream (or more)
salt and pepper

For meatloaf, combine meat, cheese, oats, and onion powder. Press into two 8-9" cake pans. Bake at 400 F for 45-60 minutes. Meanwhile, boil potatoes until very tender. Drain and mash with milk, sour cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. When meatloaf is done, just assemble like a cake, using mashed potatoes as frosting.

My kids just LOVED this dinner!You really could use any meatloaf recipe you want. I was very happy with how this turned out. Enjoy!


  1. amazing idea! I am so happy I found your blog. I am going a bit pin crazy over your delicious food :)