Meatloaf Parmesan

Meatloaf Parmesan recipe | Give meatloaf an Italian flair! Meatloaf Parmesan, a flavorful meatloaf topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, will become a family favorite.

Every now and then I come across a recipe that I immediately know will be a hit in my household. When I saw a recipe for Meatloaf Parmesan—moist, flavorful meatloaf topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese—I knew it was one of these recipes!

Ingredients

(Adapted from this recipe.)

  • 1 lb. ground meat (I used turkey)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Several dashes salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine the ground meat, egg, breadcrumbs, basil, thyme, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic, onion, and Parmesan cheese. Form into a loaf and place in a lightly greased loaf pan. Top with the marinara sauce.

Bake for 40 minutes (the internal temperature of the meat should be 165°F). Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the shredded cheese and parsley flakes. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes. After removing from the oven, allow the meatloaf to sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Yield: 3 servings.

Cheese Melted Atop Meatloaf Parmesan | Give meatloaf an Italian flair! Meatloaf Parmesan, a flavorful meatloaf topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, will become a family favorite.

Meatloaf Parmesan | Give meatloaf an Italian flair! Meatloaf Parmesan, a flavorful meatloaf topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese, will become a family favorite.

Notes

I’ve never been a fan of traditional meatloaf. It has always tasted pretty boring to me. This, on the other hand, was delicious! The meatloaf itself was flavorful, but the marinara sauce and cheese really made it special.

The ingredients for this dish cost approximately $5.23, which is just $1.69 per serving. We served it with green beans on the side. This increased the cost to about $1.86 per serving. I made a small meatloaf because that’s all we needed. If you need more than three servings, then double the recipe: Use 2 lbs. of meat, 2 eggs, and increase the amount of Italian seasonings you use. Bake for a total of 1 hour instead of 45 minutes.

What do you think? Would your family enjoy this twist on meatloaf?

Shared on the following link-ups:

Weekend Potluck, Inspiration Spotlight, Creativity Unleashed, Think Tank Thursday, Titus 2sday, Teach Me Tuesday, Handmade Tuesdays and The Art of Home-Making.

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Comments

  1. Charlotte Thiel says:

    I really like this idea! I have never been much of a fan of meatloaf either but I like the “parmesan ” part. My husband is exactly the opposite. I saw this and thought it would be a great way for us to meet in the middle

  2. I make turkey meatloaf from time to time but this looks so much better than my current recipe. I’m saving this recipe to try very soon!

    Visiting from Teach Me Tuesday

    xoxo
    Lisa

  3. This looks wonderful – I can almost smell it cooking. My husband would love this. Pinning to make the next time I serve meatloaf. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Titus 2sday.

  4. MMMM-Meatloaf has been a favorite for as long as I can remember. Love all the additions to this glorious dish. Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. May you and yours enjoy a fun and safe 4th!

  5. This looks like a great recipe. My kids never eat my meatloaf maybe this will change it! Where are you shopping that all those ingredientsame are $5.23?

    • Hi Dane,
      I hope your kids do enjoy it!
      I make this meatloaf with ground turkey, which I got for $2.99/lb. The other ingredients cost very little:
      -1 egg – $0.25
      -1/4 cup breadcrumbs – $0.10
      -2 cloves garlic – $0.20
      -onion – $0.33
      -1/4 cup Parmesan cheese – $0.24
      -1/2 cup mozzarella cheese – $0.50
      -1/2 cup marinara sauce – $0.23
      -The seasonings cost a few cents each.
      At the time I made this recipe, I was shopping at a Wegmans store in MD. To save money, I use mostly generic products. Hope that clarifies things!

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