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

Ruth Cousineau
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 1998


Recipe Summary

50 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray and place it on a large baking sheet with sides.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms and basil; cook, stirring, until softened, about 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine beef, garlic, breadcrumbs, milk and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

188 calories; protein 20.1g 40% DV; carbohydrates 10.5g 3% DV; dietary fiber 1.6g 7% DV; sugars 4.2g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 52.5mg 18% DV; vitamin a iu 885IU 18% DV; vitamin c 27.8mg 46% DV; folate 21.5mcg 5% DV; calcium 82.1mg 8% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 25.2mg 9% DV; potassium 415.9mg 12% DV; sodium 478.3mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 7% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was great! It tasted just like a pizza minus the crust. I will definitely make this again! Read More