Mini Italian Meat Loaves Recipe
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Mini Italian Meat Loaves Recipe

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This was one of the first recipes I tried as a new wife many years ago. These single-serving loaves have been a super hit ever since. I like to serve them with pasta or mashed potatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 3/4 cup Italian tomato sauce
  • Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 254 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 776mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into six loaves.
  2. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Spoon tomato sauce over loaves.
  3. Bake 15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with pasta if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mini Italian meat Loaves in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p26

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mommy2009 User ID: 3138055 87825
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"Unfortunately, the flavor in these mini meat loaves was too plain for me."

Goddoesmiracles User ID: 3204410 104876
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2008

"this recipe is a wonderful family favorite, everyone loves it. quick and easy to make for mom also"

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