Easy Italian Mini Meatloaf Recipe

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Easy Italian Mini Meatloaf Recipe:- One of the best ways to include some of the most delicious Italian flavours into your supper is to make an Easy Italian Mini Meatloaf. This recipe for meatloaf, which is really similar to a meatball, goes exceptionally well with a wide range of traditional Italian foods. The Italian meatloaf that you are about to try is a simple take on a traditional dish that will quickly become a favourite.



Easy Italian Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Even though I occasionally experience recipe slumps in which I make the same items over and over again, I remain constantly on the lookout for new dishes to prepare during the week. I decided to try my hand at preparing this adorable Mini Meatloaf Recipe, and since we have already consumed it twice this month, I can confidently say that it is a winner!

You are going to want to pull out this recipe the next time you find yourself in a rut like I did.


You can’t go wrong with this recipe because it is not only very simple but also requires very little time and ingredients.

The entirety of my family adores it. It is a meatloaf prepared in the Italian way, which is what makes it so exceptional.


Simply put, it adds a new dimension of flavour and provides a welcome change from the same old, same old.

In addition, Lily gets a thrill out of it every time I make them since they are the perfect size for her, which is beyond adorable.




  • 1 pound ground beef 80/20
  • 2/3 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley use extra for garnish



For the glaze:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar



  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees f. Line a sheet tray with foil and spray it lightly with cooking spray; set aside.
  • Combine ground beef, Italian breadcrumbs, marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, parsley, and egg in a large bowl. I like to use clean hands for this.
  • Form the meat mixture into 4 round loaves and flatten each loaf slightly.
  • Place loaves on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 165°F, use a meat thermometer for this.
  • While mini meatloaves are baking, mix all the glaze ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Take the meatloaves out of the oven and spoon 1-2 tbsp of sauce on top of the meatloaf minis. Bake for 5-7 additional minutes.
  • Garnish the finished meatloaves with freshly chopped parsley if desired, and serve immediately.



See Also: Best Homemade Cheez-Its Recipe




  • This makes 4 mini loaves, but you can easily double it to feed more or halve the recipe as needed.
  • Tons of custom options, see my tips above on that.
  • Great for meal prepping.
  • This freezes well, see my tips above on how to store.
  • Use any ground meat in place of beef to fit your tastes.


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 1096mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 4mg
Cooking Instructions
  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • To Classic Meatloaf indredients, add 1 cup cheese and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  • Press approximately 1/3 cup meatloaf mixture into each of 12 medium muffin cups.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until centers are no longer pink.


  • While meatloaves bake, prepare pasta according to package directions, adding vegetables during last 6 minutes of cooking.
  • Drain well; toss with olive oil, remaining 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon tomatoes into microwave-safe bowl; microwave covered on HIGH until heated through.
  • Remove meatloaves from muffin pans; top with tomatoes and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • Serve with pasta.




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