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Parmesan Meatloaf

Savory Perfection: Parmesan Meatloaf Experience the savory perfection of Parmesan Meatloaf, a delectable twist on a classic comfort dish. This meatloaf is elevated with the richness of Parmesan cheese, aromatic herbs, and a flavorful tomato glaze. It’s a family-friendly favorite that promises to satisfy your taste buds and leave you craving seconds. Whether you’re a meatloaf enthusiast or looking to try something new, this recipe is a must-try. Get ready to savor the savory perfection of Parmesan Meatloaf.

A Gourmet Touch

The star of this recipe is the generous addition of Parmesan cheese, which infuses the meatloaf with a delightful richness and depth of flavor.

Perfect for Family Dinners

Parmesan Meatloaf is perfect for cozy family dinners, and it’s an excellent way to sneak in some extra veggies for picky eaters.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Parmesan Meatloaf with these variations:

  1. Vegetarian Option: Create a vegetarian version by using plant-based ground meat and substituting the Parmesan with a vegan cheese alternative.
  2. Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce for a spicy twist.
  3. Mushroom Magic: Incorporate sautéed mushrooms and onions into the meat mixture for added depth of flavor.

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Tips or Notes:

  • To prevent your meatloaf from becoming too dense, avoid overmixing the meat mixture.
  • Make sure to let the meatloaf rest for a few minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute, ensuring a juicy and flavorful result.
  • Leftover meatloaf makes delicious sandwiches the next day.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?

Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for a lighter option. Just be sure to choose ground turkey with a similar fat content to ground beef for the best flavor and texture.

Can I make this meatloaf in advance?

Absolutely! You can prepare the meatloaf mixture and store it in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight before baking for added convenience.

Parmesan Meatloaf

Parmesan Meatloaf

Recipe by Alexandra
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  • For the Meatloaf:
  • 2 pounds 2 ground beef (or ground turkey for a lighter option)

  • 1 cup 1 breadcrumbs

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 milk

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 finely chopped onion

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 2 large 2 eggs

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon 1 dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 dried oregano

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • For the Tomato Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons 2 brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Dijon mustard


  • For the Meatloaf:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet or loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, milk, chopped onion, minced garlic, eggs, fresh parsley, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  • Gently mix all the ingredients until well combined, being careful not to overmix, which can make the meatloaf dense.
  • Shape the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place it on the prepared baking sheet or in the loaf pan.
  • For the Tomato Glaze:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard.
  • Pour the tomato glaze over the meatloaf, spreading it evenly to coat the top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until the meatloaf is cooked through, with an internal temperature of 160°F (71°C).
  • Once baked, remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Slice and serve your Parmesan Meatloaf with your favorite sides for a satisfying meal. Enjoy!

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