Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 25 mins
A different delicious twist on meat loaf that is really easy. Be sure to seal the ends of the meat loaf well or the cheese will be overflowing.
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
- 1⁄2 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 2 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded, divided
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
- 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- In large bowl, combine the egg, 1/3 cup spaghettie sauce, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
- Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
- On a piece of heavy duty foil, pat beef mixture into a 12-inch by 8-inch rectangle.
- Sprinkle 1 cup cheese and parsley to within 1 inch of edges.
- Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with long sides and peeling foil away while rolling.
- Seal seam and ends.
- Place seam side down in a greased 13-inch by 9-inch by 2-inch baking pan.
- Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for one hour; drain.
- Unroll crescent dough; seal seams and perforations. Drape dough over meat loaf to cover the top, sides and ends; seal ends.
- Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees and crust is golden brown.
- Let stand for five minutes.
- Using two large spatulas, carefully transfer meat loaf to a serving platter.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serve with remaining spaghetti sauce.
Very nice! I love the idea and the ease of this tasty dish! I did make a few changes though: at first, the meatloaf was too wet to hold together, so I mixed in another half cup of breadcrumbs and, just for kicks, a half cup of mozzarella (in addition to what lined the inside). I also used seasoned crumbs and left out the salt and pepper. Great dish! Thanks!
This is the only way I will eat meatloaf. I lost my recipe and its been a while since I made it. I am so happy to have found it. Thanks for posting! This is a MUST try recipe if you don't really care for meatloaf.
I thought maybe by covering meatloaf in crescent rolls that my 7 YO DS would magically love it. He didn't. But my 4 YO DS did, and ate every bite! DH and I both liked it too, and I think with some tweaking of the spices it could be a real family pleaser for 3/4 of us! The presentaton is great, and the recipe is just all around fun! Thanks for sharing!