Prepared pasta sauce tops a cheese-stuffed meat loaf for a homestyle dinner with an Italian twist.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl combine egg, bread crumbs, the 1/2 cup pasta sauce, garlic, and rosemary. Remove casings from sausage, if using. Add ground beef and sausage; mix well. Press two-thirds of the mixture evenly in the bottom of an 8x4x2-inch loaf pan.

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  • Make a 1/2-inch indentation down the center of the meat mixture. Place the cheese cubes in indentation. Pat remaining meat mixture evenly over top.

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  • Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree F oven for 55 to 60 minutes until no pink remains and until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the loaf registers 170 degree F. Let stand for 10 minutes.

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  • To serve, transfer meat loaf to a platter. Drizzle top with the 2 tablespoons pasta sauce Sprinkle with the 2 tablespoons shredded cheese. If desired, garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs. Makes 6 servings.

Tips

Prepare meat loaf as directed, except do not bake. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. To serve, bake meat loaf, uncovered, about 1 hour or until no pink remains and a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat loaf registers 170 degree F.

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; 21 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 113 mg cholesterol; 541 mg sodium. 8 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 25 g protein; 93 RE vitamin a; 5 mg vitamin c; 101 mg calcium; 3 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
07/01/2015
This meatloaf version has been my family's favorite after trying others and coming back to this one for the flavor.