Meatloaf al Italiano Recipe

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Ryan Published: March 30, 2021 Modified: June 8, 2021

How To Make Meatloaf al Italiano

This meatloaf al Italiano is perfect for the whole family on weeknight dinner. This savory and flavor-packed dish can serve up to 6 people.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil,or as needed
  • 1cupmushrooms,chopped
  • ½cupred bell pepper,chopped
  • ½cuponion,finely chopped
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • ½cupItalian seasoned bread crumbs with romano cheese
  • 3sprigsItalian parsley,finely chopped
  • 1large egg
  • 1tspItalian seasoning
  • 11ozground pork
  • 18ozlean ground beef

For the Glaze (Optional):

  • ¼cuptomato sauce
  • 1tspdijon mustard,such as Maille®
  • 1tspdark brown sugar
  • 1tspwhite vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, bell pepper, and onion; cook and stir until just soft for 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Set the mixture aside and let cool.

  4. Meanwhile, mix bread crumbs, parsley, egg, and Italian seasoning together in a large bowl. Add cooled veggie mixture; mix well.

  5. Gently mix in ground pork and ground beef. Place mixture into the prepared loaf pan and form into a loaf shape.

  6. Mix tomato sauce, Dijon mustard, brown sugar, and vinegar together in a bowl. Set glaze aside.

  7. Bake meatloaf in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush glaze over loaf.

  8. Return to the oven and continue to bake, brushing with glaze every 10 to 15 minutes until no longer pink in the center for about 30 minutes more.

  9. Remove from the oven and drain excess oil.


  • Calories: 445.23kcal
  • Fat: 34.20g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.02g
  • Trans Fat: 1.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.22g
  • Fiber: 0.88g
  • Sugar: 2.30g
  • Protein: 28.77g
  • Cholesterol: 140.25mg
  • Sodium: 314.56mg
  • Calcium: 155.76mg
  • Potassium: 520.94mg
  • Iron: 2.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 52.54µg
  • Vitamin C: 19.07mg
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