Italian Mini Meat Loaves


Flavorful mini meat loaves with an Italian flair--moist and full of tomato and cheese goodness from fresh Classico Four Cheese sauce. Smothered in mozzarella cheese, these little meat loaves are sure to please!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 mini meat loaves


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 8 ounces bulk mild Italian sausage

  • ½ cup diced white onion

  • 1 (24 ounce) jar Classico® Fresh Four Cheese Sauce, divided

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously oil the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Mix together the ground beef and Italian sausage in a large bowl. Add onion, half of the jar of four-cheese red sauce, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parsley. Mix until well blended.

  3. Divide mixture into 4 oval mini loaves; place in prepared baking dish. Pour the remaining red sauce over tops of meat loaves.

  4. Spray the underside of a large piece of foil with nonstick cooking spray; cover dish tightly.

  5. Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle loaves with shredded mozzarella cheese.

  6. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Bake uncovered until cheese is melted and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

675 Calories
43g Fat
28g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 675
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 1863mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 320mg 25%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 467mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.