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Italian Style Meatloaf

Prep Time: 20 min  |  Cook Time: 45 min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 468
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Italian Style Meatloaf
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
45 min

This meatloaf gained tons of Italian flair when we added sausage to ground beef and simmered it in pasta sauce with spices and tons of garlic. Sargento® Sliced Mozzarella Cheese is arranged decoratively on top of the loaf for an artistic touch that also adds great cheesy flavor.

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage
  • 3/4 cup pasta sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 8 slices Sargento® Sliced Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  1. Cook onion and garlic in oil in small skillet 6 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes to cool.
  2. Combine meat, sausage, 1/4 cup pasta sauce, bread crumbs, egg, basil, salt and pepper in large bowl. Add onion mixture; mix well. Line an 11x9-inch baking pan or broiler pan with foil. Shape half of meat mixture into 10x5-inch loaf. Top with 4 slices of cheese and remaining meat mixture. Spread remaining pasta sauce over top of loaf. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 40 minutes.
  3. Cut 4 slices of cheese into 1-inch wide strips. Remove meatloaf from oven. Arrange cheese strips decoratively in criss-cross pattern over loaf. Return to oven; bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts and internal temperature of loaf reaches 160°F. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Serving Size 6

Calories 468

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 32.50g 49%
Sat. Fat 12.30g 64%
Mono Unsat. Fat 13.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 2.30g
Cholesterol 120mg 41%
Sodium 769mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 18RE
Vitamin C 5mg 7%
Calcium 249mg 23%
Iron 3mg 17%