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Cheesy Pizza Meat Loaf

 Cheesy Pizza Meat Loaf
Our two girls refused to eat meat loaf. But when I modified my recipe by adding pizza sauce to the meat mixture and covering the loaf with sauce and mozzarella cheese, they couldn't get enough! My husband and I enjoy it, too!—Loy Acerra Crane, Jackson, Tennessee
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour


  • 2 pound ground turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, divided
  • 1 cup saltine crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional pizza sauce, warmed, optional


  • In a bowl, combine beef, eggs, 3/4 cup pizza sauce, crumbs, Parmesan
  • cheese, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, onion, green pepper, salt,
  • oregano and pepper; mix well. Pat into a greased 8-in. square baking
  • dish. Bake at 350° for 50 minutes. Drain. Spread the remaining
  • pizza sauce over loaf; bake 10 minutes more. Sprinkle with remaining
  • mozzarella; return to the oven for 3-4 minutes or until cheese
  • melts. Serve with additional pizza sauce if desired. Yield: 8-10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 264 calories,

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Cheesy Pizza Meat Loaf (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 15 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 110 mg cholesterol, 444 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.