Italian Cheese-Stuffed Meat Loaf

Italian Cheese-Stuffed Meat Loaf

Cut slices of this juicy meatloaf, intensely flavored with herbs and prepared roasted peppers, to reveal a luscious center of melted cheeses.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:40

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

2
eggs
1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
cups soft French bread crumbs
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
cloves garlic, minced
1
can (8 oz) pizza sauce
1 1/2
cups shredded provolone cheese (6 oz)
1
jar (7.25 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, chopped
1/4
cup chopped ripe olives
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in ground beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, basil, salt, pepper, garlic and 1/2 cup of the pizza sauce until well combined.
  2. On large sheet of foil, shape beef mixture into 12x10-inch rectangle. Top evenly with provolone cheese, roasted peppers and olives to within 1/2 inch of edges. Starting with one 10-inch side, roll up; press seam to seal. Place seam side down in pan.
  3. Bake 40 minutes. Remove from oven; spoon remaining pizza sauce over loaf. Insert meat thermometer so bulb reaches center of loaf.
  4. Return to oven; bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until loaf is thoroughly cooked in center and thermometer reads 160°F. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Shape beef mixture on foil and top with cheese, roasted peppers and olives. Use foil to roll up meat loaf.
Place seam side down in foil-lined pan.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 330
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,),
  • Cholesterol 120mg;
  • Sodium 780mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 ;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.