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Slices of pizza meatloaf arranged on a white serving platter
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5 from 4 votes

Pizza Stuffed Meatloaf

This Pizza Meatloaf is a hearty, flavorful meatloaf base is loaded with melted cheese, then smothered in rich tomato sauce to make this drop dead delicious dinner! 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 507kcal

Ingredients

For the Meatloaf

  • 2 lbs ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tbsp seasoned salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

For the Sauce

  • 32 oz pizza sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped plush more for garnish
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

Instructions

For the Meatloaf

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9”x5” loaf pan with parchment paper so that some hangs off the sides for easy removal.
  • Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl with the exception of the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Form the meat mixture into the shape of the loaf pan and place in the pan.
  • Make a horizontal well down the center of the meatloaf with your hand, wide enough to add the shredded cheese. Place the cheese in the middle of the meatloaf and seal the opening with the meat mixture so that no cheese is exposed.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 50 minutes.

For the Sauce

  • While the meatloaf is baking, add sauce and seasonings and stir together to a medium saucepan or pot over medium heat and cook until it begins to bubble.
  • Turn down heat to low and occasionally stir while the meatloaf is baking.
  • Once the meatloaf is completely baked, remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes then remove from the pan and place on a serving platter (slide the parchment paper away) then, ladle the sauce over the top and garnish with parsley.
  • Then slice for servings.

Nutrition

Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 1579mg | Potassium: 819mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 976IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 5mg