Pizza-Style Meatloaf

Pizza-Style Meatloaf

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1998

Prepared marinara sauce, mushrooms and basil turns the usual meatloaf into something special.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup seasoned (Italian-style) breadcrumbs
  • ⅓ cup low-fat milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup prepared marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


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  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray and place it on a large baking sheet with sides.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and basil; cook, stirring, until softened, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, combine beef, garlic, breadcrumbs, milk and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
  4. Transfer the meat mixture to the prepared pan. With dampened hands, pat into a 10-inch circle. Top with marinara sauce. Spoon the vegetable mixture over the sauce and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Bake until the meat is browned and the cheese has melted, about 30 minutes. Drain off any fat. Cut into wedges and serve.
  • Equipment: Use a perforated pizza pan so excess fat drips away.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 188 calories; 8 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 11 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 21 mcg folate; 53 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 885 IU vitamin A; 28 mg vitamin C; 82 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 478 mg sodium; 416 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (47% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate 2½ lean meat

Reviews 2

May 24, 2017
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By: Ced1106
Nice! Instead of meatloaf we went for hamburgers on the indoor grill (including melting the cheese!) and it turned out very well! Pretty much everything in this recipe, except the bell peppers, are burger toppings. After sauteing the vegetables, I put the into the oven to roast (caramelize), then added them to the hamburgers. I then used the spaghetti sauce as ketchup. Some buns would have been nice, but I guess we're cutting back on the carbs!
September 30, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was great! It tasted just like a pizza, minus the crust. I will definitely make this again!
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