Italian Meatloaf

Meatloaf Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup sweet vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Italian Blend Cheese (mozzarella, provolone, asiago, parmesan)
  • 4 basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of ricotta cheese, full fat
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 fresh garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1/2 can (3 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, onion, basil, ricotta cheese, italian cheese blend, basil, eggs, bread crumbs, garlic, crushed red pepper and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly grease a 9×9 baking dish and place the meatloaf in the baking dish.

In a separate small bowl, combine the tomato paste, brown sugar and water. Mix well and spread over the top of the meatloaf.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.

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2 Responses

  1. Carol Stanishia says:

    My Italian husband will love it!

  2. yvette says:

    Looks yummy! Gonna try it!