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Italian Spiced Meatloaf

Italian Spiced Meatloaf

This spicy meatloaf makes a hearty and very special old-fashioned meal.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 25 min
Total Time


2 pounds meatloaf mixture

1 cup dry bread crumbs

3/4 cup chunky spaghetti or pasta sauce

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) green bell pepper, finely chopped

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley  

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning  

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Italian Blend


 *Substitute 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes. **Substitute 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil leaves, dried marjoram leaves and oregano leaves and 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all ingredients except cheese in bowl. Form mixture into 11x5-inch loaf. Place into ungreased 11x7-inch baking dish. Bake 50-55 minutes until cooked through and browned.

  3. STEP 3

    Place cheese slices over loaf. Continue baking 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition (1 serving)

330 Calories
18 Fat (g)
115 Cholesterol (mg)
640 Sodium (mg)
14 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
26 Protein (g)
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