Parmesan Meatloaf

Parmesan Meatloaf

This delicious meatloaf parmesan is super simple to make and full of flavor. The combination of ground beef, pork, and veal makes for an ultra-tender and moist meatloaf. Topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan, this recipe puts a flavorful twist on classic meatloaf.

This irresistible Meatloaf Parmesan puts a cheesy spin on classic comfort food. Ground beef, pork and veal make for an ultra-flavorful and tender loaf topped with gooey mozzarella, Parmesan, and marinara sauce. It’s simple to prepare and sure to become a new family favorite.

This irresistible Meatloaf Parmesan puts a cheesy twist on a classic comfort food dish. Made with a flavorful blend of ground beef, pork, and veal and loaded with mozzarella, Parmesan, and marinara sauce, this meatloaf is bursting with texture and big, bold flavors in every bite. It takes the beloved flavors of pizza and transforms them into a meaty, melt-in-your-mouth meal the whole family will love. Best of all, this recipe comes together easily in just 10 ingredients and a single loaf pan while delivering the ultimate in comfort cuisine. Even novice cooks can pull off this simple yet satisfaction-guaranteed meal. So skip the pizza delivery, stay in, and bake up the new favorite on your dinner table – Meatloaf Parmesan. This recipe delivers way more than your average meatloaf.

Can I use all beef instead of the ground beef, pork, and veal blend? 

Yes, you can use all ground beef or your preferred meat combination. The blend provides great flavor and tenderness but isn’t essential.

What sides go well with Meatloaf Parmesan? 

Some delicious sides that pair nicely are mashed potatoes, pasta, rice pilaf, roasted vegetables, or a fresh side salad. Garlic bread also makes a tasty accompaniment.

How do I know when the meatloaf is fully cooked? 

Use a meat thermometer inserted into the center to test for doneness. The internal temperature should reach 160°F. The meatloaf should be firm to the touch with the cheeses melted.

How long will the leftovers last? 

Properly stored leftovers will keep fresh in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat slices in the oven or microwave until hot before serving again. Meatloaf also freezes well for longer term storage.


  • 1 loaf sliced white bread, torn into pieces
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground veal
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1⁄2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1⁄2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 cup marinara sauce, divided
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


  1. In a large bowl, combine the torn bread pieces and milk. Allow to soak for 5-10 minutes. This will create a breadcrumb-like texture when mixed into the meatloaf.
  2. In another large bowl, add the ground beef, pork, veal, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, chili powder, barbecue sauce, egg, and 1⁄4 cup Parmesan cheese. Use your hands to combine everything together well. Be careful not to overmix. Recipe by
  3. Drain the excess milk from the bread pieces and add them to the meat mixture. Mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper. Crumple up the parchment paper first before laying it in the pan. This will help it stay in place better.
  5. Transfer the meatloaf mixture into the prepared loaf pan. Use a spatula to smooth it evenly.
  6. Pour 1⁄2 cup marinara sauce evenly over the top. Sprinkle 1⁄4 cup Parmesan cheese evenly over the sauce.
  7. Bake meatloaf at 350°F (175°C) for 45 minutes. Remove pan from oven and carefully tilt over the sink to drain excess grease.
  8. Top meatloaf evenly with the remaining 1⁄2 cup marinara sauce. Layer shredded mozzarella cheese and the remaining 1⁄4 cup Parmesan over the top. Sprinkle with oregano.
  9. Return meatloaf to oven and bake 15 minutes more until cheese is melted and lightly browned.
  10. Allow meatloaf to rest 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy with your choice of sides like mashed potatoes, pasta, or vegetables.


  • Try adding crumbled blue cheese inside the meatloaf mixture for extra flavor.
  • Garnish meatloaf with crispy fried onions or serve with blue cheese dressing for something different.
  • Leftovers can be stored refrigerated for 3-4 days. Reheat slices in the microwave or oven before serving again.
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1 Comment

  1. jacqueline ochman

    I love your recipes will make many of them,thanks why so much bread for meatloaf?

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