Juicy and flavorful meatloaf with the taste of Italy.
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Italian-Style Meatloaf

Yummy meatloaf with a tangy sauce
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, fresh herbs, ground beef recipes, italian seasoning, meatloaf recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 395kcal
Author: Judith Hannemann


  • 1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup soft breadcrumbs
  • 2 large garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs fresh oregano chopped -OR- 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped -OR- 2 tbs dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan -OR- Romano cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 3 tbs tomato paste preferably sun dried
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


  • 2 cups tomato puree -OR- Passata
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil -OR- 1 tbs dried
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 375F/180C. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick parchment.
  • Mix all meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. Turn onto the prepared sheet and shape into a loaf about 10-inches/25cm long. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until meat registers 160F/80C internal temperature.
  • While meatloaf is baking, prepare sauce by mixing all ingredient in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until sauce is reduced about 25%.
  • Serve sauce over meatloaf.


Marjoram may be substituted for the oregano


Serving: 1g | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 171mg | Sodium: 1478mg | Potassium: 971mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1126IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 6mg