Traditional meatloaf is modernized in this easy Italian-inspired recipe--it's served in mini, single-sized loaves, stuffed with mozzarella and pepperoni, and air-fried, not baked!

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prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 mini meatloaves
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine milk, pesto, egg, garlic, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add ground beef and bread crumbs and combine, being careful not to overmix.

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  • Divide meat mixture into 4 portions. Press a well into each portion, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Place 2 slices pepperoni into each well, overlapping to cover the length of the well. Top each with 1/4 of the mozzarella balls. Press meat mixture around the filling to enclose; form each portion into an oblong loaf shape. Place loaves into the air fryer basket, in batches.

  • Cook in the air fryer at 370 degrees F (190 degrees C) until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest portion of the meat reads 165 degrees F (75 degrees C), about 15 minutes. Serve meatloaves topped with warm marinara sauce and fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 33.6g; carbohydrates 12.9g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 135mg; sodium 410.9mg. Full Nutrition
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