Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf 

Seasoned to perfection, stuffed with three kinds of cheese and topped with your favorite tomato sauce, this easy Lasagna Meatloaf will make you forget all about the noodles! It’s a hearty family meal that’ll have everyone reaching for more.

Love this. My husband loves the combination of both of his favorite foods. Thank you. I’m making it again tonight                                                             -Joan


Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf


8 servings


1 hr 40 mins

Ingredients  – 3/4 cup ricotta cheese – 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided – 3 large eggs, divided – 3 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided – 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided – 2 lbs lean ground beef – ½ cup bread crumbs, quick oats, or old fashioned oats slightly ground in a blender (gluten free, if needed) – 1/4 cup onion, minced – 1 clove garlic, crushed – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning – 2 cups mozzarella cheese, (about 8 oz), shredded, divided – 1 cup tomato sauce

Make ricotta mixture


In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, and salt. Set aside.

Make meat mixture


In a separate bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and eggs.

Mix together


Gently combine with your hands until blended, but try not to overwork the meat.

Press Meat Mixture


On a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper, press the meat mixture into a 10×12-inch rectangle.

Add Mozzarella


Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over the ground beef about two inches from one of the short edges and an inch from the three remaining edges. 

Add Ricotta


Spread the ricotta cheese mixture evenly over mozzarella.

Roll it up


Starting from the short edge with the cheese closest to it, roll up like a jelly roll, towards the end with the cheese two inches from the edge, lifting the wax paper or plastic wrap as you roll.

Seal the edges


Seal the end completely, and place seam-side down into a 9×13-inch baking pan. Press together any cracks.

Bake the Meatloaf


Place pan in the preheated oven and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes.

add toppings


Pour tomato sauce over the meatloaf, and sprinkle with the reserved mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Return meatloaf to oven 15-20 minutes

Let Rest & Serve


Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is browned and bubbly. Remove from oven and allow to stand 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf