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Meatloaf with Italian Sausage Recipe

Meatloaf with Italian Sausage

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"My mom gave me this recipe, and everyone agrees it is the best ever, I think it's because of the Italian sausage. It's great the next day too. But we usually don't have many leftovers."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Chop sausage finely. In a large bowl combine beef, sausage, egg beat, bell pepper, onion, cereal, milk, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix together and press into a loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until cooked through. Drain grease from loaf pan periodically during baking. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 17, 2002

I am the one that submitted this recipe, and I would like to add that you really need to use MILD Italian sausages or it becomes way to hot. Also, I used dry cream of wheat cereal, and do not over mix, but mix well enough to get the cereal mixed in well enough. I also cook it for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I let it stand for about 10 minutes before serving because it taste better when it is not so hot. Enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 16, 2009

MY husband liked it a lot but I wasn't so crazy about it. I need to alter it.

Nov 11, 2007

OK, my turn.. I live part time in The Villages, Florida where there are many, many golf courses and country clubs. One of the newer country clubs serves a meatloaf that is an exact replica of this one! It is one of the most popular dishes that are ordered. I tried this one since it sounded like it would pretty much match theirs. WoW!! My husband couldn't believe I made it. It is amazingly delicious. I am SO happy I found it. It's the same size coming out as it is going in. How many recipes can claim that? It's HUGE. Cold sandwiches the next day were excellent. Can't wait to make it again. Just try it.. you won't be sorry!

Feb 21, 2006

I have 4 kids and a hubby and we loved it, I did make a couple modifications. 1/2 gr pepper (instead of 1), very finely chopped, 1 large onion (instead of regular), finely chopped, (the kids don't notice them). 2 tbsp soya sauce instead of worcestershire. 2 lbs ground beef (instead of 1 1/4). 1/2 cup dry not hot cream of wheat. Put a little BBQ sauce on top before putting in oven. All other ingredients stayed the same. Put in 8x8 glass pan and baked 1 hour at 350. Just perfect and moist. Thanks for the great recipe!

Feb 04, 2003

This meatloaf has a nice flavor and texture; I think the cream of wheat cereal is the key. I microwaved the onions and green peppers before adding them to make sure they would be well cooked. Possibly next time I'll bake at a lower temperature, as all the sides of the loaf were a bit tough. Adding Italian seasonings, garlic, and topping with ketchup before baking gives even more of an Italian flavor. Thanks!

Sep 23, 2008

Just love this. I use this for making meatballs. The one thing I found was, when using the hot wheat cereal, it made the meatballs more moist. I also tried it with bread crumbs and another time with crutons. Although they were good, the ones with the Wheat cereal, was even better.

Jan 06, 2004

I used bread crumbs instead of the wheat. It worked out fine. Very good.

Feb 05, 2010

The suasage is a great twist on standard meatloaf. It wasn't overpowering and gave it a great taste. I was afraid the pork would dry it out, but it was just as moist as I hoped. I had Italian breadcrumbs, so I used that in place of the cereal. Will certainly make again.


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  • Calories
  • 640 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 170 mg
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 50.1 g
  • 77%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 637 mg
  • 25%

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

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