Italian Meat Loaves Recipe
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Italian Meat Loaves Recipe

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We raise hogs, so pork is something I cook with a lot. These miniature meat loaves made with ground pork and Italian herbs are full of flavor. Our children especially like the topping of ketchup and Parmesan cheese. -Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup cracker or bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, divided
  • 2 pounds ground pork
  • 1/4 cup ketchup

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 109mg cholesterol, 487mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, bread crumbs, milk, 1/2 cup cheese, onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning. Crumble pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 10 individual loaves.
  2. Place on a rack in a greased large shallow baking pan. Spread ketchup over loaves; sprinkle with remaining cheese and Italian seasoning.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-55 minutes until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Italian Meat Loaves in Taste of Home February/March 1996, p31

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Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 252254
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2016

"My family enjoyed these. I made them smaller (used a 3 Tbsp scoop) so they baked up in about 20 minutes. I used half ground pork, half turkey. I liked the combination of Worcestershire sauce & Italian seasoning, but skipped the garlic and parmesan to keep all palates happy. I'm adding this to my "Quick Meals" folder."

Zsa Zsa Kay User ID: 5780180 9777
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"I use Sweet Baby Ray BBQ sauce instead of ketchup. And use 1 pound of ground beef 1 pound ground pork. Another family favorite."

judiriley User ID: 4362841 14529
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"Children love these as well"

judiriley User ID: 4362841 8097
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"These are hands down one of the best additions I have ever added to my table. Everytime I fix these they are loved."

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