Recipes and Cooking Air-Fried Mini Italian Meatloaves Stuffed with Cheese Forget the long bake time needed for a classic lasagna and use your air fryer to make these mini meat loaves. These smaller cheese-stuffed loaves "fry" in just 15 minutes. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 12, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 40 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 egg, lightly beaten ⅓ cup milk 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoon purchased basil pesto ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 pound 90% lean ground beef ⅓ cup Italian seasoned fine dry bread crumbs 8 slices pepperoni 2 ounce fresh mozzarella pearls (such as BelGioioso) ½ cup marinara sauce, warmed Chopped fresh basil (optional) Grated Parmesan (optional) Directions In a medium bowl combine first 5 ingredients (through pepper). Add ground beef and bread crumbs. Combine, being careful not to overmix. Divide meat mixture into four portions. Press a well into each portion, leaving 1/2-inch border around the edge. Place 2 slices of pepperoni in each well, shingling to cover the length of the well. Top each with about 6 mozzarella pearls. Press meat mixture around the filling to enclose. Shape each portion into an oblong loaf shape. Place loaves in basket of air fryer, in batches. Cook at 370°F for about 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest portion of meat reaches 165°F. Serve topped with warm marinara sauce, fresh basil and Parmesan, if desired. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 372 Calories 21g Fat 11g Carbs 31g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 372 % Daily Value * Total Fat 21g 27% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 136mg 45% Sodium 601.4mg 26% Total Carbohydrate 11g 4% Total Sugars 4g Protein 31g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 197.8mg 15% Iron 3.7mg 21% Potassium 578mg 12% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 33.2mcg Vitamin B-12 2.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.6mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.