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Mousey Meatloaves

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Mousey Meatloaves
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6
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Don't be afraid to let these rambunctious little rats into your kitchen! Individual meatloaf portions fashion these yummy little critters that are sure to spark conversation.
Updated Oct 26, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1/2 lb bulk Italian pork sausage
  • 1/2 cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups chunky tomato pasta sauce
  • Green olive slices, sweet peas (heated), sliced ripe olives, shoestring potato pieces, sliced almonds and curly fries

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix beef, sausage, bread crumbs, onion, milk, salt, cream cheese and egg. Divide into 6 equal portions; shape into 4-inch oval loaves. Pinch 1 end of each oval to a point for rat’s face. Place in ungreased 13x9-inch glass baking dish. Gently pour pasta sauce over and around loaves.
  • 2
    Bake about 40 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F.
  • 3
    Garnish with green olives and peas for eyes, sliced ripe olive for a nose, shoestring potato pieces for whiskers, sliced almonds for teeth and curly fries for tails.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If you don't have Italian sausage, use ground beef, and add Italian seasoning to the meat mixture.
  • tip 2
    In place of the shoestring potatoes, use pieces of broken spaghetti noodles for the whiskers. Make sure they are covered by the sauce so they don't dry out during baking.

Nutrition Information

420 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 23g Protein, 27g Total Carbohydrate, 11g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
220
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
39%
Sodium
1040mg
43%
Potassium
580mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
11g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
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; 3 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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