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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 serving (1 each) equals 277 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 487 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 21 g 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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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."

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"Children love these as well"

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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