Italian Meat Loaf Recipe -
Italian Meat Loaf Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Italian Meat Loaf

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"A simple, Italian-spiced meatloaf that even those tired of the regular meatloaf will love!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Combine beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and Italian seasoning in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Transfer mixture to a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 04, 2013

you can Italian bread crumbs and add 1/2 tsp. oregano. you can also add some ketchup to the mix

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 11, 2013

Worst meatloaf ever!!! This recipe produces a dry, crumbly "loaf". Maybe if you like to eat your meattloaf with a spoon and enjoy extreme Parmesan flavor...I cannot fathom what made me actually follow a recipe all the while saying, "This cannot be good. It is so dry." But I thought 4 reviews couldn't be wrong. Boy, were they!

Feb 15, 2013

We loved it. We added shredded cheese to the top toward the end of baking time and the kids loved it.

Feb 01, 2013

just awesome , i loved it

Feb 12, 2013

Excellent, I increased the italian seasoning and used panko bread crumbs. Served it with mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy and green beans. Hubby was very happy! I'll save this recipe and do it again.

Mar 16, 2013

There is not enough spice for us. :)

Aug 05, 2013

I only made a little change on this recipe--I increased the italian seasoning considerably and I added a teaspoon each of onion and garlic powders. This turned out a dry, crumbly loaf that I was unable to serve as actual meat loaf. You can imagine how disappointed I was. I turned a minus into a plus and made it into a quick meat sauce with a homemade marinara. For future reviewers, if you want this to be a meat loaf, you may want to add more liquid or cut back the dry ingredients at least by half.

Feb 17, 2015

Ok for a helpfully tip use a cup of ketchup it won't be dry and will taste better I know that for people making meat loaf for the first time use ketchup.


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  • Calories
  • 488 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 179 mg
  • 60%
  • Fat
  • 23.7 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 35.3 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 744 mg
  • 30%

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

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