Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf
Meatloaf is Andrew’s very favorite supper.  If I ever ask him what to make for dinner, that is always his answer.  His favorite is my Mom’s Meatloaf, but he also likes my Mexican Meatloaf too.  The other night, I put an Italian spin on our classic recipe and it was a hit!  If you’re looking for an easy ground beef supper to make tonight…look no further than here!  We served ours with some cooked elbow noodles and a big salad.  Dinner was done!
This recipe serves 6 to 8.
Shopping List
2 pounds ground beef
1 cup of breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 a large onion, grated (I used a cheese grater)
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning blend
1 (24 oz) bottle of your favorite spaghetti sauce
chopped parsley to garnish, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degreesGrease (I used Pam) an 9×12 baking dish.  Set aside.

Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, eggs, your grated onion (I just grate the onion right over the bowl with my cheese grater), garlic cloves, tomato sauce, and Italian seasoning blend in a large mixing bowl.  Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and bake 30 minutes.
  Once 30 minutes is up, top meatloaf with your spaghetti sauce and return to oven for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and garnish with a little more Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

That’s it!

Look who was ready for me to stop photographing her supper and start serving it instead…

…and yes, she was still in her pjs at dinnertime.  Hahaha!


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog April 10, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Such a simple one-pan dish! Great for weeknights indeed! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter April 10, 2018 at 5:55 am

    We’re big fans of your mom’s meatloaf over here too! I need to give this one a try!

  • Narci Dreffs April 10, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Our family loves your Mom’s meatloaf. Can’t wait to try this one too!!

  • Amber April 10, 2018 at 7:25 am

    Hi Shay! This sounds amazing! Question: can you freeze this? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama April 10, 2018 at 7:28 am

      You totally could!

  • Alexis deZayas April 10, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Hahaha sweet Madeley! I’m pushy when I’m hungry too 🙂 This sounds like a delicious twist on meatloaf!

  • Linda Filtzkowski April 10, 2018 at 9:45 am

    This is one of our absolute favorites too but I make it just a little differently. I mix in shredded mozzarella and half a jar of pizza sauce and then top with pizza sauce. I think maybe we will have this tonight as your post made me hungry for it!!

  • Kate April 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Hi Shay! If you cut this in half would the bake time be the same?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 10, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      You would probably put it in an 8×8, correct? I would do 20-25 minutes and then add the sauce for another 5 to 10.

  • Megan April 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Do you form this into a meat loaf or just spread it out in a pan?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 11, 2018 at 5:35 am

      I pat it down into the pan.

  • Christy April 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Hi! What is your favorite sauce?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 11, 2018 at 5:34 am

      If I buy it from the store, I like Newman’s Own.

  • Courtney April 12, 2018 at 9:12 am

    Will you need to drain the grease from the meatloaf?

    • Mix and Match Mama April 12, 2018 at 12:55 pm

      I use 96/4, so I don’t!

  • Maureen Werner April 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Okay…maybe I am late to this party, but I was looking at the last photo trying to remember where in your house you had marble flooring?!🤔 And I just figured out you were standing on your counter!! Is that how you take your awesome food pics? Genius!!😍

  • Francesca April 14, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Question – since your ground beef is mixed in and cooked, and the fat isn’t drained, what percentage of beef do you usually buy? The same every time or depends on the recipe? I’m always flummoxed at the grocery store between 80%, 85%, 90% lean beef labels and never know what to get. 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama April 15, 2018 at 7:32 am

      Unless I’m making burgers, I buy 96. If I’m making burgers, I like 90.