Cheese Stuffed Italian Meatloaf

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I wanted to make a different sort of meatloaf for dinner last night, and this is what I came up with. This meatloaf is moist and cheesy and oh-so-delicious! Tastes pretty darn good cold, too. :) I often make a double batch and freeze one in a disposable meatloaf pan to give to bachelor friends.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the egg, breadcrumbs (I whir herbed dry stuffing mix in my food processor to make these), garlic, and 1/2 cup pasta sauce until well-mixed.
  3. Add remaining ingredients (except the garnish), and mix together well (I do the whole thing in my sturdy KitchenAid mixer, which works quite well).
  4. Put into a large loaf pan, top/garnish with additional pasta sauce (I like a*lot* of sauce and so use about a half-cup, but three or four tablespoons would do, too), and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.
  5. Serve with rice, spaghetti, or scalloped potatoes.


Most Helpful

this was okay...i don't see what the fuss is about, somewhat bland in comparison to my own recipe. would not make again... :)

patti_higgins July 09, 2009

My husband and picky daughter really enjoyed this. I used ground turkey but thought this was kind of bland, and prefer regular meatloaf. Thanks though, it was still good!

TattooedMamaof2 January 08, 2009

This was the most successful meatloaf I have ever made. I wouldn't say I could really tell there was cheese in it, but I think it helped the overall consistency. I made this with ground chicken, and didn't have sausage but had some leftover turkey pepperoni hanging around, which I threw in, and added oregano, basil, and fennel seed for a sausage-like flavor. I used a mushroom/olive tomato sauce from a jar. I had frozen it and remembered too late that it needed to thaw, so I started it in the oven on the early side. It cooked uncovered for a very long time and still came out moist and flavorful, so I would imagine it's pretty hard to mess up! I think I'll be sticking with this one. Thanks.

Meredith C-ville January 19, 2008

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