Make-Ahead Pizza Meatloaves

  • Prep 15 min.
  • Total 40 min.
  • Serves 6
  • Make-Ahead Pizza Meatloaves
Here's a go-to recipe when you need to plan ahead to get dinner on the table really fast.  You can make the meatloaves up to 3 days in advance...when you're ready for dinner, just heat them in the skillet. Plus you've got the family favorite flavor combination of meatloaf and pizza...it's a winner.

POSTED IN: Dinner, Popular, Tomato Sauce

What You'll Need

  • 1

    jar (24 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce OR Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce

  • 1 1/2

    pound ground beef

  • 1 1/2

    cup Pepperidge Farm® Herb Seasoned Stuffing

  • 2

    eggs, beaten

  • 1

    medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4

    cup chopped green pepper

  • 1

    teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed

  • 4

    ounce mozzarella cheese, cut into 6 pieces

How to Make It

  • 1

    Mix 3/4 cup of the sauce, beef, stuffing, eggs, onion, pepper and oregano thoroughly and shape firmly into 6 loaves, placing 1 piece of cheese in the center of each loaf. Place the loaves in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.

  • 2

    Bake at 400°F. for 30 minutes or until the meatloaves are cooked through. Cool them slightly. Wrap them and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Cover and refrigerate the remaining pasta sauce.

  • 3

    Place the meat loaves and remaining pasta sauce in a 12-inch skillet. Cover and heat over medium heat, until they're heated through.

CHOOSE TASTE. CHOOSE PREGO.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A MEAL EVERYONE WILL LOVE
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THE SIMPLE TRICK TO MAKE SAUCES THAT STICK.

Don't Rinse Your Pasta

Don't rinse your pasta after cooking it. Doing this washes the starch off the surface, which is what helps the sauce cling to it.