slices of Italian meat loaf with pumpkin and potatoes

Italian meat loaf: A juicy classic dinner for the whole family: Photo by Thiago Rebouças: https://www.pexels.com/photo/meat-and-fruit-on-plate-6545671/

Italian meat loaf: A juicy classic dinner for the whole family

If you’re looking for a great family meal, try our Italian meat loaf. It’s a combination of classic Italian flavour and old-school family cooking.

slices of Italian meat loaf with pumpkin and potatoes

Italian meat loaf: A juicy classic dinner for the whole family: Photo by Thiago Rebouças: https://www.pexels.com/photo/meat-and-fruit-on-plate-6545671/

There are so many ways to enjoy great food and it’s always best shared with family. An iconic family meal is meat loaf. Our Italian meat loaf is a great twist on a classic meal you often see on movie and TV screens. The recipe is an easy homemade bolognaise meat sauce with the eggs and breadcrumbs to keep it together. It’s tender and packed with flavour which the whole family can enjoy on a cold winter evening.

Italian meat loaf tips

YOu can easily make your own bolognaise sauce but if you’re a busy individual, you can use a can or bottle ready made. You can always cook it with a bit more garlic and herbs to improve on it. If you have sauce left over, baste the loaf every twenty minutes. When done, remove from the tin, increase the heat of the oven and baste the loaf before baking for a few more minutes. Serve with some roasted vegetables.

If you’re looking for a great family meal, try our Italian meat loaf. It’s a combination of classic Italian flavour and old-school family cooking.

Italian meat loaf recipe

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Recipe by Gary Dunn Course: MainCuisine: ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

5

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Baking Time

60

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can bolognaise sauce

  • 500 g beef mince

  • 1 egg

  • 200 g parmesan cheese

  • 100 g breadcrumbs

  • salt and pepper

  • chopped parsley

Method

  • Combine all of the ingredients and reserving a bit of parmesan cheese.
  • Press into a greased loaf tin. Sprinkle with remaining cheese
  • Bake in a preheated 180°C oven.

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