Sunday, September 5, 2010

Italian Meatloaf

This recipe was soooo delicious! It came from food and family magazine, winter 2007 issue which I tore out quite a ways back and never got around to making (though the picture is mine :) The recipe had 4 different things you could do with meatloaf and this was one of them.

Use your own meat loaf recipe or use this one provided: Take 1 lb extra lean ground beef, 1 pkg (6 oz) Stove Top Stuffing Mix and 1 cup water.

Preheat oven to 375F. Mix meat, stuffing mix, water and the seasoning until well blended. Press evenly into 12 medium muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray (or you can use a regular loaf pan like I did) Make random indentations with the back of spoon on random areas of the center of the loaf or centers of the mini loaves in muffin pan.

Mix these add-ins together:

1 tsp Italian Seasoning
3/4 cup Spaghetti Sauce
3/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Spoon add-ins evenly into indentations of the meatloaf.

Bake 30 minutes or until cooked through. Top evenly with cheese, continue baking 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. (I made the regular loaf and served it over a bed of shells with sauce as seen in my photo).


  1. I love meatloaf! We cook ours on a wire rack set over a cookie sheet so the grease drains off.

    Thanks for stopping by What's Cooking Wednesday! Hope you link up with us again next week!


  2. That is a great idea! I would have never thought of cooking it that way. Thanks for the tip :)