Italian Meatloaf

"This meatloaf is so simple but oh so tasty. I usually use a flavoured pasta sauce to give extra flavour & dried basil sprinkled on top of the tomato is fine if fresh is not available."
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Ready In:
1hr 8mins




  • Combine mince, egg, breadcrumbs, sauce, parsley, onion and garlic. Mix well to combine.
  • Lightly press half the mixture into the base of a foil-lined 10x20cm loaf tin.
  • Top with tomatoes, cheese & basil.Lightly press remaining mince mixture over this and smooth top.
  • Bake at 200.C for about 1 hour or until cooked through.
  • About 10 mins before the end of coooking you can spread some extra sauce on top if you like.
  • Remove from tin & serve sliced with vegies or salad.

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  1. I'mPat
    Three if us devoured 3/4 of this delicious meatloaf. I used a Jensens Basil and Tomato Pasta Sauce with fresh sweet basil from the garden but forgot to add the parsley. I only used one tomato though a large one because that was all I had and used two layers of mozzarella (which was about 150grams from a 250 grams block of fresh mozzarella), the 1/4 cup of pasta sauce I mixed with the mince and used extra in the last 10 minutes. A great stuffed/layered meatloaf. Thank you **Mandy**, made for Edition 8 - Make My Recipe.
  2. weekend cooker
    What a delicious meatloaf you have here Mandy. I used ground beef, and tomato sauce. We all enjoyed this recipe. No leftovers here, and I added a tad bit more cheese. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. Made for Auz/Nz recipe swap.
  3. CookingONTheSide
    This is very good meatloaf and different than I'm used to. I did use some homemade pasta sauce for that Italian flavor and a combination of mozzarella/provolone cheese. This is yummy. Thanks for sharing!


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