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Italian Meatloaf

My husband doesn't even like meat loaf, but he'll always eat this one! He likes this dish because it offers a wide variety of flavors.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar (6 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained


  • In large bowl, combine the crumbs, egg, onion, salt and oregano; crumble the meat over the top. Mix gently. Stir in 3/4 cup tomato sauce; set aside. Cut two pieces of waxed paper 15-in. long. Place meat mixture in center of one rectangle; cover with second rectangle.
  • With a rolling pin, press meat into a 13x9-in. rectangle. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle meat with cheese and mushrooms; top with remaining tomato sauce. Roll up meat, jelly-roll style, starting at narrow end; use waxed paper to help. Place meat seam side down; seal ends securely. Place in a greased 9x5-in. loaf pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Drain; bake 30 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 190 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 498mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • Kathryn M
    Oct 25, 2020

    Turned out to be very delicious! We added pepper and roasted garlic to the meat and black olives to the filling. We also doubled the recipe and baked longer.

  • yellowlabluvr
    May 4, 2011

    It turned out really well, but I might add some more ground beef and maybe some more tomato sauce.

  • loweingart
    Jan 24, 2011

    This meat Loaf had good flavor but was to mushy for our family.

  • mcammann
    Jan 13, 2011

    Lots of flavor but stayed a bit runny even with the draining which made it hard to get out. Add extra meat and it works better. Over all this is the best reciept for my family and meatloaf.

  • suzybreuk
    Dec 29, 2010

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  • aleanak
    Oct 19, 2010

    Try making with one pound ground beef and one-half pound ground veal. Very good.

  • P0op1eD0g
    Oct 16, 2010

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  • aleanak
    Sep 11, 2010

    This is a great recipe. We make this often and kids love it. To make this even easier use a jar of spaghetti sauce. We also use extra cheese.

  • newtownmelody
    Apr 16, 2010

    It should be renamed Meatloaf Parmigiana! I added some fresh basil on the mozzarella. It also took a lot longer than 1 hour to cook.Plan on baking it longer.Nice combination of flavors!

  • MelissaK
    Jul 7, 2009

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