Easy Italian Meat Loaf

Make meat loaf without a loaf pan with this easy and delicious recipe.

  • Minutes Prep Time
  • Minutes Total
  • 6 Recipe Yield
  • Heat oven to 350°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, mix Meat Loaf ingredients. Form into 8x4-inch loaf on baking sheet. Bake 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven. Spread 1/4 cup ketchup evenly over top. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans to round out your traditional American meal. Feel free to swap Italian bread crumbs for the plain bread crumbs and Italian seasoning.

Meat Loaf

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 cup Progresso™ plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup milk


  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, if desired

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