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Italian-Style Meat Loaf

A meat-and-potato lovers’ paradise…tangy meat loaf topped with garlic mashed potatoes!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

2
eggs
1
jar (14 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1
cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
1
large onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
box (7.2 oz; 2 pouches) roasted garlic mashed potatoes
2 1/2
cups milk
1 1/2
cups hot water
1/4
cup butter or margarine
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in pasta sauce, bread crumbs, onion, Italian seasoning, salt and beef until well blended. Press mixture in bottom of baking dish.
  • 2 Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, make both pouches of mashed potatoes as directed on box, using milk, hot water and butter.
  • 4 Spoon any excess juices from baking dish. Spread mashed potatoes over meat loaf; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until top begins to brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in pasta sauce, bread crumbs, onion, Italian seasoning, salt and beef until well blended. Press mixture in bottom of baking dish.
  • 2 Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F.
  • 3 Meanwhile, make both pouches of mashed potatoes as directed on box, using milk, hot water and butter.
  • 4 Spoon any excess juices from baking dish. Spread mashed potatoes over meat loaf; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 to 15 minutes longer or until top begins to brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

One teaspoon each of dried basil and oregano leaves can be substituted for the Italian seasoning.

For extra flavor and spiciness, use bulk Italian pork sausage for part of the ground beef and add 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes to the pasta sauce.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
230),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
26%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
150mg
150%;
Sodium
1150mg
1150%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.