Rating: 4.09 stars
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
  • 55 Ratings

Talk about a mash-up meal! Pasta, meat loaf, and an open-faced sandwich join forces in this family-friendly Italian dinner recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

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prep:
30 mins
bake:
25 mins at 375°
Servings:
6
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Pasta and Meatballs Meat Loaf

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse and cool completely. Halve rolls lengthwise; set aside.

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  • In a large skillet cook onion, sweet pepper, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender.

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  • In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, 2/3 cup of the Toasted Bread Crumbs, the salt, and Italian seasoning. Using your hands, fold in ground beef, cooked pasta, the 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and cooked vegetables. Form into six 6x3-inch oblong loaves (loaves will appear bumpy rather than smooth). Place in a shallow baking pan.* Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of loaves reads 160 degrees F.

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  • Spread split rolls with Garlic Butter. Bake about 10 minutes or until golden brown. Top each toasted roll half with warm pasta sauce and a mini loaf. Sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese, remaining Toasted Bread Crumbs, and snipped fresh parsley.

*Tip:

If necessary, place loaves in two shallow baking pans and rotate pans on oven racks halfway through baking time.

Nutrition Facts (Pasta and Meatballs Meat Loaf)

705 calories; total fat 40g; saturated fat 17g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 15g; cholesterol 180mg; sodium 986mg; potassium 493mg; carbohydrates 53g; fiber 3g; sugar 10g; protein 33g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 632IU; vitamin c 28mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 8mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 125mcg; vitamin b12 3mcg; calcium 343mg; iron 6mg.

Toasted Bread Crumbs

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  • Tear individual-size ciabatta roll or hoagie roll in pieces and add to food processor or blender. Process or blend until coarse crumbs form.

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  • In 8-inch skillet, toast bread crumbs in melted butter over medium heat until lightly browned. Remove 2/3 cup to add to the meat loaf mix. Use remaining crumbs for topping the meat loaves.

Garlic Butter

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  • In a small skillet cook garlic and dried basil in butter until garlic is tender.

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Reviews

55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5.0 stars
04/28/2020
Made this tonight... it was amazing. I used toasted Italian panko instead of making breadcrumbs. I added a little ground sausage to ther meat mix. I added sauteed mushrooms with the onions. Then a little more red sauce on top. Soooo good and I usually don't like meatloaf.
Rating: 5.0 stars
04/28/2020
Made this tonight... it was amazing. I used toasted Italian panko instead of making breadcrumbs. I added a little ground sausage to ther meat mix. I added sauteed mushrooms with the onions. Then a little more red sauce on top. Soooo good and I usually don't like meatloaf.
Rating: 5.0 stars
04/28/2020
Made this tonight... it was amazing. I used toasted Italian panko instead of making breadcrumbs. I added a little ground sausage to ther meat mix. I added sauteed mushrooms with the onions. Then a little more red sauce on top. Soooo good and I usually don't like meatloaf.
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