Italian Mini Meat Loaves Recipe -
Italian Mini Meat Loaves Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Italian Mini Meat Loaves

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"Flavorful mini meat loaves with an Italian flair--moist and full of tomato and cheese goodness from fresh Classico Four Cheese sauce. Smothered in mozzarella cheese, these little meat loaves are sure to please!"

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Original recipe makes 4 mini meat loaves Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously oil the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix together the ground beef and Italian sausage in a large bowl. Add onion, half of the jar of four-cheese red sauce, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix until well blended.
  3. Divide mixture into 4 oval mini loaves; place in prepared baking dish. Pour the remaining red sauce over tops of meat loaves.
  4. Spray the underside of a large piece of foil with nonstick cooking spray; cover dish tightly.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle loaves with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  6. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Bake uncovered until cheese is melted and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 10 more minutes.
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Aug 23, 2014

I loved this Italian twist on meatloaf! I used fresh minced garlic, and I baked them with a tip I learned when making meatballs. I baked the mini meat loaves on a cooling rack sprayed with olive oil Pam and placed it inside a baking sheet so the excess fat drains off while they cook! This recipe was delish!

Aug 19, 2014

These were delicious and very easy to prepare. The only sausage I had on hand was venison but I'm glad I used it. This recipe made it very juicy. All the flavors in this went very well together - the hubby and kids all loved it. Next time I won't be as stingy with the cheese, great recipe Paula!

Aug 21, 2014

Excellent combination of ingredients! I followed the directions and ingredients except halving them with just a couple of variations in preparation. I looked at the other reviews and decided to try some of the saved sauce on the bottom of my pan for baking, and that worked well. When it came time for the cheese, I only used half (I didn't want it to slide off!), let it finish baking, and then added the rest of the cheese when it was done---putting it back in the oven only long enough to let it melt. Excellent! We have enough left for a really good sandwich! YUM! Thank you so very much, Paula!

Aug 14, 2014

Absolutely FANTASTIC recipe. I skipped the oil, and used some of the sauce to coat the bottom of the pan. I used a slightly smaller baking dish, and formed this into 3 loaves (so they would fit). My son ate a whole one by himself and my hubby and I split one. Delicious!! I really loved how moist and tender these were, and the Italian flare was such a great change of pace from our normal meatloaf recipe. Yumm!

Dec 10, 2014

These are just very large meatballs, really. In fact, you can use the same recipe and make meatballs. I wouldn't think "meatloaf". But they are delicious and easy so I will make again for sure.

Nov 14, 2014

Very flavorful! The only thing I did different was save the other 1/2 of sauce to pour over spaghetti & a bit over the top before sprinkling with mozzarella and broiling a few minutes to brown. I will definately make this again!

Nov 06, 2014

Wowzer! Really good, easy, delicious. Only did one thing differently. I used hot italian sausage (I love spicy). I also only used 1/2 the cheese at the end. This will replace all other meatloaf recipes in my repertoire.

Nov 05, 2014

These individual meatloaves have a lot of flavor. Will make again. Followed recipe exactly.


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  • Calories
  • 675 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.8 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 178 mg
  • 59%
  • Fat
  • 42.9 g
  • 66%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 43.6 g
  • 87%
  • Sodium
  • 1863 mg
  • 75%

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

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