Stuffing Neat Loaf with Cranberry Sauce GlazeA hearty way to use up holiday leftovers, this rich and flavorful stuffing meatloaf is full of protein with a sweet and savory cranberry sauce glaze.

I took my inspiration from Real Simple magazine; their recipe used ground turkey and leftover stuffing to create a meat loaf with marmalade glaze”. I took my gluten-free and vegan stuffing, added cooked brown lentils, and mixed my with mustard to create the glaze.

For this recipe you’ll need 3 C. (340 g) of cooked stuffing or dressing, plus 1 C. (120 g) of cranberry sauce, plus 1-1/2 C. (300 g) pre-cooked brown or green lentils.

Suitable for:
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar diets

Not for:
low-sodium or migraine diets

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Stuffing Neat Loaf with Cranberry Sauce Glaze

Stuffing "neat" loaf with cranberry sauce glaze

A hearty way to use up holiday leftovers, this rich and flavorful stuffing meatloaf is full of protein with a sweet and savory cranberry sauce glaze.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Neatloaf

  • 1/2 cup white rice (120 g)
  • 3 tbsp flax seeds (ground) (20 g)
  • 1-1/2 cups lentils cooked brown or green (300 g)
  • 3 cups stuffing (leftover) (340 g)

Glaze

  • 1 cup cranberry sauce (chutney) (120 g)
  • 2 tbsp mustard (prepared) stone-ground (30 g)

Instructions
 

Neatloaf

  • Lightly rinse the rice, then add 1 C. (250 ml) filtered water. Cover, bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Leave the lid on and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl while the rice is cooking, mix the ground flax seeds with 6 T. (90 ml) filtered water. Let sit at least five minutes to gel.
  • Add the lentils and mix thoroughly. Add the stuffing and mix. Add the cooked rice and mix, mushing everything until it's very sticky and holds together.
  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper, folding to fit. Spray with cooking spray. Fill with the loaf mixture and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Mix glaze ingredient thoroughly, then spread evenly over the loaf.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until firm and brown around the edges.
  • Remove to a wire rack and let cool 15 minutes.
  • Carefully use the parchment to pull the loaf from the pan, return it to the rack and let sit another 15 minutes. DO NOT CUT SOONER or it will fall apart.
  • Use a serrated knife to slice.

Notes

Per serving:  
  • 436 calories
  • 9 g fat
  • 0 g cholesterol
  • 1364 mg sodium
  • 21 mg potassium
  • 78 g carbohydrate
  • 5 g fiber
  • 20 g sugars
  • 10 g protein
  • 11  Weight Watchers Points Plus
This could be low-sodium if you used homemade stuffing with low-sodium ingredients, home-cooked lentils and rice with no salt added, low-sodium bread in the homemade stuffing, and chose a mustard not too high in sodium.