Italian Meat Loaf

Parmesan cheese, Italian Seasoning and tomato sauce add Italian flavor to homemade meat loaf. Serve with pasta tossed with butter or olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Serves: 8
10 mins Prep time 1 hrs Cook time
10 mins Prep time
1 hrs Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix ground beef, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, egg, 2 teaspoons of the Italian seasoning and remaining seasonings in large bowl.

  • Shape into a loaf on shallow baking pan. Mix tomato sauce and remaining 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning. Pour over top.

  • Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until meat loaf is cooked through. Sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Cooking tip

Substitution Tip: Prepare as directed, using 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Salt in place of the garlic powder and salt.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 263Cholesterol: 99mg
  • Sodium: 532mgProtein: 24g
  • Total Fat: 15gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 8g

Ratings & Reviews: 9

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  • Shawna on 10/19/2015

    Yesterday I was organizing my spices, and noted that I have all of these McCormick spices on hand, so I'm going to try this recipe. With a rating of three stars, I hesitated, and now I am I'm glad I checked the reviews, because every rating under 5 stars given by someone who did not succeed in reproducing the recipe as intended. I think it is unfair to rate a recipe you have modified at less than five stars. Ratings should be a reflection of the recipe, as is, prepared properly. Since I have not yet tried this one I'm leaving a '5' as my rating and will return to rate it later.

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  • Pam on 05/24/2014

    I would make it the first time using 1/3 to 1/2 of the spices, just to test out the flavor. If you need a little more, then add it by increments the next time you make it. You can make it to your liking as far as mild to spicy that way. I'd rather do that, instead of making it full spice and not like it because it was too strong. Just a thought.

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  • Nancy on 10/10/2013

    Excellent --very spicy--gives a new twist to Meatlaof.

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  • Deannacollinsrobbins on 10/22/2015

    Thank God for recipes!

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  • ronny n. on 02/12/2014

    Wonderful but it seemed to affect others ability to spell from reading some other reviews.

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  • dollahdave on 10/12/2015

    Use kosher salt (always for cooking) use chopped or minced garlic,oregano,2 eggs instead of one.Replace tomato sauce with drained chopped tomatoes(optional). Red chili seeds or chopped red hot chili pepper(optional).full cup of italian bread crumbs.

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  • Sharon on 05/24/2014

    I would start out with Italian Bread Crumbs & add more Parmesan/Romano to the crumbs. Skip all the recommended spices unless you REALLY like spicy foods; 2 eggs instead of 1; add 1/2 - 3/4 cup milk (makes it more moist).

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  • Patti on 02/03/2014

    I hated it -- the worse meatloaf I've ever eating. The meatloaf was dry and over-season. No one liked it and it was thrown away. On top of that I wasted two pounds of ground beef. I'd love that money back, please.

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