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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 2 pound ground beef
  • 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.

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  • Sandybells
    Mar 13, 2015

    For those who don't like meatloaf. Give this a try!

  • wadi2u
    Feb 24, 2011

    This was soooo good...The kids gave it a big thumbs up!

  • jmmeidinger
    Jun 5, 2009

    Very Good recipe. My 1 and 2 year old LOVE IT! My husband really looks forward to this meal when I make it. I add a little italian seasoning to mine and that is all that I do different. Very GOOD!!!!!!