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Pizza Meat Loaf

I have pretty much made the same meat loaf recipe since I’ve been married. I never deviate from the recipe my MIL taught me to use.  Ground meat, crackers, egg, onions, spices, a touch of ketchup or bbq sauce in the mix and on top, bake and you get a moist, yummy meat loaf very time, without fail.  Until tonight.  I deviated.  And I’m glad I did.  This meat loaf is full of flavor, super moist and the yum factor?  A solid 10 out of 10!!  You want the recipe don’t you? Lucky for you, I’m sharing it here today…right now!!

Pizza.Parmesan Meatloaf

Pizza Meat Loaf (Click HERE to print recipe)

Get This:

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef, turkey or venison (I used ground beef and venison)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. gluten-free crackers, crushed or gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 1/2 t. basil
  • 1/2 t. thyme
  • 1/2 t. oregano
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 t. garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 t. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 c. parmesan  cheese + some to sprinkle on top before the pizza cheese
  • 1/2 c. marinara or sugar-free pizza sauce
  • 1 – 1/2 c. pizza or italian blend cheese

Do This:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350º F.
  2. Lightly grease a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine meat, eggs, breadcrumbs, herbs, onions, salts, pepper 1/2 of shredded cheese and parmesan cheese. Lightly mix with hands just until incorporated, DO NOT over-mix; place mixture in greased loaf pan and gently press to form meat loaf.
  4. Top with marinara/pizza sauce.
  5. Place loaf pan on a baking sheet in oven and bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little more parmesan and remaining shredded cheese.
  6. Return meatloaf to oven and bake another 10-12 minutes or until cheese is melted, bubbly and browning around the edges.
  7. Remove from oven, drain any grease/fat from loaf pan and allow to rest for 5-7 minutes before cutting and serving.

Inspiration from here.

Enjoy this delightful change-up to your regular every-day meatloaf!

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4 thoughts on “Pizza Meat Loaf

  1. Hi Joanna – what a great recipe. I love the idea of using more than one kind of meat because it add flavor as well as texture. I like to use a mix of ground beef, veal and pork. I haven’t tired it with venison, but I would imagine that it’s just great. Also, excellent point about not over mixing. Thanks for sharing!

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