Italian Meatloaf

This outstanding Italian Meatloaf recipe is sure to please the entire family, and the leftovers (if you're lucky enough to have any!) are amazing!


This outstanding Italian Meatloaf recipe is sure to please the entire family, and the leftovers (if you're lucky enough to have any!) are amazing!

This outstanding Italian Meatloaf recipe is sure to please the entire family, and the leftovers (if you’re lucky enough to have any!) are amazing!



Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf
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Category: Entree,Dinner

This outstanding Italian Meatloaf recipe is sure to please the entire family, and the leftovers (if you're lucky enough to have any!) are amazing!


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground mild Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 C. chopped bell pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. parsley
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 C. Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 slices white bread, crumbled
  • 1 T. milk
  • 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese, reserve 3/4 C. for topping
  • 1/4 C. parmesan cheese
  • 1 C. marinara sauce, plus 1/2 -3/4 C. more for topping



  1. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over med. high heat and sauté the onion and bell pepper for 3-4 minutes, remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, add the meats, onion and peppers along with all remaining ingredients reserving 3/4 C. mozzarella cheese for topping.
  3. Now, dive in there with the best tools God gave you, your hands and combine everything really good. Once it has all come together, place and mold the mixture in a baking dish of your choice. I used my oval Portuguese stoneware for ours.
  4. Spoon 1/2 to 3/4 C. of the marinara sauce on top and spread around. Place in a 400 degree oven for 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining cheese and sprinkle a little dry basil over the top.
  5. Return to the oven for 10 more minutes. Make sure the meat is not pink before serving, baking time will vary depending on the thickness of your loaf.

Prep Time: 15 minutes - Cook Time: 50 minutes Yield: 6 servings


Recipe and Photo: Big Jack Oldies

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Comments

  • I love Italian dishes and Meat Loaf, hot a cold in a sandwich. This recipe was excellent! With exception of 1 change followed the the recipe ingredients. Unfortunately, I did not have Marinara Sauce and substituted Tomato & Basil sauce. I’ll be making it again and again ????

    Ron Keller October 9, 2016 7:41 pm
  • I made this once before and it was fantastic. I can’t remember how many people this recipe will feed. Can you help?

    Karen November 10, 2016 4:03 pm
  • This recipe will give you at least 6 good sized servings.

    Flavorite November 11, 2016 1:11 pm
  • This is really good. I followed the recipe this first time and everyone liked it . The bad thing is one person in the family isn’t a big cheese fan! I will tweak it a little the next time. But I’m definitely fixing it again. Thanks for posting this recipe.

    Todd December 17, 2016 8:34 pm
  • I made this and it was amazzzzzing!

    Alexis January 12, 2017 10:01 am
  • Love this recipe sounds so yummy,,,,,,,,,, my wife is going to make it today,,,,,,,,,,, can not wait to try it
    Tom

    THOMAS LA FOLLETTE SR January 21, 2017 8:48 am
  • Best meatloaf ever! First time ever making a meatloaf super delicious and moist!

    Melissa December 9, 2017 12:44 pm
  • Hubby loved it. I substituted the mild for spicy sausage. It was a hit!

    Selene February 5, 2019 7:14 pm
  • This was amazing!!! I don’t usually like meatloaf, this will be my new go to! Thank you so much!!!! This is a must make!

    Lisa August 8, 2019 8:37 pm
  • How much is 1T milk milk?

    Donna M. October 19, 2019 11:41 am
  • 1T is 1 tablespoon

    Flavorite October 19, 2019 11:58 am

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