This meatloaf has great holiday spirit. It will have everyone talking and maybe laughing. Don't worry, though, they are not laughing at you, but at the smile on the food's face.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Combine beef, bread crumbs, eggs, onion, spaghetti sauce, Parmesan cheese, and garlic salt in a large bowl. Push mixture down into the bottom of the bowl and smooth the top. Flip bowl over into a large cake pan with sides to hold drippings. Use fingers to mold a stem shape at the top and make a happy or scary pumpkin face in the meat.

  • Combine spaghetti sauce and orange food coloring in a small bowl. Paint the meat loaf surface with the sauce mixture and sprinkle Italian seasoning on the stem.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until inside is no longer pink, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  • Drain grease from cake pan or transfer loaf to a serving plate.

Nutrition Facts

445 calories; protein 36.2g; carbohydrates 22.5g; fat 22.3g; cholesterol 169.1mg; sodium 410.1mg. Full Nutrition
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