Pizza-Style Meatloaf

January/February 1998, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

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

"This was great! It tasted just like a pizza, minus the crust. I will definitely make this again! "
Pizza-Style Meatloaf

Makes: 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
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup seasoned (Italian-style) breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup prepared marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  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.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Use a perforated pizza pan so excess fat drips away.


Per serving: 195 calories; 8 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 53 mg cholesterol; 11 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 2 g fiber; 471 mg sodium; 414 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (48% daily value), Zinc (27% dv), Selenium (21% dv), Vitamin A (18% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 21/2 lean meat

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