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  • 52 Ratings

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

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Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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*Tip:

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

Nutrition Facts

705 calories, 40 g fat (17 g saturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 15 g monounsaturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 986 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 33 g protein.

Toasted Bread Crumbs

Ingredients

Directions

  • 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.

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Garlic Butter

Ingredients

Directions

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

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Reviews

52 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 28
  • 4 Rating Star 9
  • 3 Rating Star 8
  • 1 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 3