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Layered Italian Meatloaf

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Layered Italian Meatloaf
Take Italian Night to The Next Level with Pillsbury's Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Kit
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6
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Italian cheeses and spinach embedded between layers of herbed ground-beef add unexpected taste to the center of this meatloaf.
Updated Oct 25, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce with basil, garlic and oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 1 box (9 oz) frozen spinach, thawed, well drained

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray or grease with shortening. In large bowl, mix ground beef, 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce, the egg, bread crumbs, garlic powder and pepper. Pat half of meat mixture in pan.
  • 2
    Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the cheese over meat mixture. Spread spinach over cheese; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Pat remaining meat mixture on top of cheese. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer so tip is in center of loaf.
  • 3
    Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in center and thermometer reads 160°F. Run knife around edges of pan. Place serving platter upside down over pan; turn platter and pan over. Remove pan.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave remaining tomato sauce, loosely covered, on High 30 to 60 seconds or until hot; pour over top of meatloaf.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Layer 1/2 of meat mixture, 1/2 cup cheese, the spinach and remaining cheese. Pat remaining 1/2 of meat mixture over cheese.

Nutrition Information

350 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 29g Protein, 15g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Sodium
700mg
29%
Potassium
480mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
2g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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