Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatloaf

Meatloaf is always one of those quick and easy meals. It doesn’t take much to make it, and there are about a bajillion ways to make it. But I have never had it anywhere outside my family with mozzarella cheese inside, and I won’t eat it any other way. For me, the cheese is what makes it so good. So maybe no one else does this and I am giving away a ‘secret family recipe’. If so, sorry family!! This recipe makes a huge loaf, and it reheats really well for leftovers the next day. We often make this during the week so we have leftovers for lunch for a day or two, especially for Justin to bring to work.


Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatloaf

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 6 oz tomato paste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix all ingredients (except cheese and tomato paste) thoroughly
  • Roll out meat mixture onto a piece of aluminum foil until about 1/4″ thick
  • Pour cheese down the center of the meat
  • Use foil to roll both sides of meat on top of each other, then peel the foil and seal the meat
  • Roll up ends so cheese doesn’t leak
  • Cover with tomato paste
  • Put on baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes or until meat is done

Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatloaf

Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatloaf

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