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parmesan meatloaf

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Alexa Mogan

I made this for the family for the first time last year, and it was a hit with the adults AND children! Plus, it was my very first meatloaf, and I rather enjoyed it.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Move over plain old meatloaf... this Parmesan meatloaf will win you over. The meatloaf is half ground beef and half ground chicken, but it's filled with Italian herbs, and you'd never know the difference. Then, it's topped with tomato sauce and a thick layer of cheese. This easy meatloaf recipe is a delicious weeknight dinner. We heated the rest of the marinara sauce and drizzled a little extra when serving.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For parmesan meatloaf

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 lb
    lean ground turkey
  • 2 lg
  • 1/4 c
    bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1 - 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 sm
    onion, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c
    marinara pasta sauce
  • 1/2 c
    Italian cheese mix

How To Make parmesan meatloaf

Test Kitchen Tips
Ours baked for 50 minutes. Then we added the cheese and baked for another 10 minutes for 60 minutes total.
  • Combine meats, seasonings, eggs, bread crumbs, garlic, and onions.
    Combine meats, seasonings, eggs, bread crumbs, garlic, and onions. Don't overhandle, but combine.
  • Meat mixture in a loaf pan.
    Place in a greased loaf pan and form a loaf.
  • Meat topped with sauce.
    Top with sauce. Then place on a baking sheet.
  • Baking the Parmesan meatloaf.
    Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 45-60 minutes.
  • Cheese added to the meatloaf.
    Remove and add the cheese on top. Place back in the oven until the cheese melts. Let rest 5-10 minutes before serving.