Pasta and Meatball Meatloaf

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READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by threeovens

Individual meatloaves are baked with the pasta inside and served on an open-faced ciabatta roll. From Better Homes and Gardens. They recommend substituting spaghetti to make it more kid friendly.

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Directions

  1. Tear one roll into pieces and process in a food processor or blender until coarse crumbs form; halve the remaining rolls and set aside for serving.
  2. Melt butter, over medium heat, and toast breadcrumbs until lightly browned.
  3. Use 2/3 cup for the meatloaf; the remainder will be used as a garnish.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse, and cool.
  6. In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook onion, red pepper, and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes.
  7. In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, 2/3 cup reserved bread crumbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and Italian seasoning.
  8. With hands, mix in ground beef, cooked pasta, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and onion mixture.
  9. Form into six 6 x 3-inch oblong loaves and place them in a shallow baking pan.
  10. Bake, uncovered, until and internal temperature of 160 degrees F, about 25 minutes.
  11. Make garlic butter by heating butter in a skillet, over medium low heat, then add garlic and basil and cook until garlic is tender; let cool.
  12. Spread each roll half with garlic butter and bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  13. Top each toasted roll half with warm pasta sauce and a mini meatloaf; sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and fresh parsley.

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