Ciao Bella Italian Meatloaf

Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


I developed this recipe when my husband said he loves meatloaf but always hated ones with green bell pepper. Of course I had to put an Italian touch to it! I'm pretty proud of this recipe as I can say it is completely my own creation! Enjoy!

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20 Min
1 Hr 15 Min


3 lb
ground beef 80/15 or meatloaf mix
1 can(s)
( 15 oz )tomatoes, canned italian-style and diced, no salt added (with oregano,basil and garlic),divided
3 slice
white bread,crusts removed
1/4 c
3 large
eggs, slightly beaten
1 c
parmesan cheese
1 bunch
italian parsley, chopped
1 medium
onion, grated
2 tsp
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
bread crumbs
2 Tbsp
additional parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp
olive oil

How to Make Ciao Bella Italian Meatloaf


  • 1In a small bowl tear white bread into small pieces, add milk until well absorbed. Set aside.
  • 2In a large bowl combine ground beef,3/4 of the canned tomatoes(with juices), slightly beaten eggs, white bread with milk, 1 cup parmesan cheese, parsley, grated onion, salt and pepper.
  • 3Once mixed well place in a 9" X 13" pan and form into a loaf. Spread remaining 1/4 of canned tomatoes(with juices) on top. Sprinkle with additional 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • 4Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until juices run clear, at 350 degrees.
  • 5Let rest 15 minutes before slicing so it doesn't fall apart.

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About Ciao Bella Italian Meatloaf

Course/Dish: Beef, Meatloafs
Regional Style: Italian
Hashtag: #meatloaf