Easy Italian Meatloaf Recipe

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Hilla Pulkkinen Modified: March 24, 2022
Easy Italian Meatloaf Recipe

How To Make Easy Italian Meatloaf

Switch up your usual dinner recipe with this easy Italian meatloaf, made using marinara sauce, bread crumbs, and meatloaf mix, for a tasty bite.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes



  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1small onion,finely chopped
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 1carrot,finely chopped
  • 1celery stalk,finely chopped
  • 2large eggs
  • ¼cupfresh basil,finely chopped
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½tsppepper
  • 1tbspworcestershire sauce
  • 2lbsmeatloaf mix,or use 1½ lbs 85% lean ground beef plus ½ pound ground pork
  • cupItalian style bread crumbs
  • ¾cupparmigiano reggiano,grated
  • ¾cupmarinara sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Heat the olive oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, carrot, and celery and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes until softened. Do not brown. Let cool until just warm.

  3. In a bowl large enough to hold all of the ingredients, whisk the eggs with the basil, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.

  4. Add the meat, bread crumbs, cheese, and cooked vegetables to the egg mixture and mix using the hands until just evenly combined.

  5. Form the meat mixture into a 9×5-inch loaf shape directly on the prepared baking sheet. Spread the marinara sauce evenly over top, letting it drip a bit down the sides.

  6. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F in the middle of the meatloaf. Let the meatloaf rest for about 10 minutes.

  7. Scrape any fat away from the edges of the meatloaf, then use a wide spatula to transfer the meatloaf to a cutting board or serving platter.

  8. Slice and serve.


  • Calories: 215.23kcal
  • Fat: 12.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.41g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 15.33g
  • Fiber: 1.83g
  • Sugar: 4.14g
  • Protein: 11.23g
  • Cholesterol: 75.30mg
  • Sodium: 546.57mg
  • Calcium: 277.63mg
  • Potassium: 270.68mg
  • Iron: 1.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 165.24µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.35mg
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