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Old-World Pizza Meat Loaf Recipe

Old-World Pizza Meat Loaf Recipe

Good food and memories are made in the kitchen. A recipe like this one that’s been passed down through generations is worth its weight in gold. In fact, this was my grandma’s; we all love it. —Nicholas King, Duluth, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 1 cup pizza sauce, divided
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, olives, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, pepper, onion, soup mix and 1/2 cup pizza sauce. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a 10-in. x 6-in. rectangle and place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; Spoon remaining pizza sauce over top.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  • 3. Reserve 2 slices meat loaf for Next Day Meat Loaf Pie recipe. Serve the remaining meat loaf. Yield: 6 servings plus leftovers.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 417 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 1,037 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.