Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Parmesan Meatloaf

Meatloaf is always an easy weeknight meal.  It doesn't take a long time to prepare and always provided us with leftovers for lunch.  I've tried a lot of meatloaf recipes and decided on this one because of the pasta sauce.  I've made it with ketchup before and BBQ but never pasta sauce.  The original recipe (posted below) is gluten free.  Mine wasn't gluten free because I used italian breadcrumbs, I also didn't have any italian cheese so I used cheddar instead.  Nonetheless, it was one of the best meatloaf recipes I've tried.  Enjoy!

Parmesan Meatloaf {Gluten Free}

1 lb ground turkey
1 lb ground beef
2 eggs
1/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 small onion, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup marinara pasta sauce 
1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
minced parsley for garnish


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey and beef, eggs, breadcrumbs, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. Try not over handle the mixture otherwise it will get tough. Place the mixture in the greased loaf pan and form into a loaf. Top the meatloaf with pasta sauce.

Place filled loaf pan on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes - 1 hour. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and sprinkle the top with the remaining shredded cheese. Place the meatloaf back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.
Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving/slicing. Garnish with parsley if desired.


  1. This sounds wonderful! I am definitely going to pin this recipe! What a great change from the normal meatloaf. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This looks Yummy, I will have to try this one out!


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