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Mom's home cooking, reinvented: Italian Meatloaf, featuring Gourmet Garden stir-in pastes. It's so easy! #sponsored

Italian Meatloaf

Carrie @ poet in the pantry
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 53 mins
Total Time 58 mins
Course Entree
Servings 6


  • 1 pound 80% ground beef
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Gourmet Garden Italian Herbs stir-in paste
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Basil stir-in paste
  • 1 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Chunky Garlic stir-in paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1/3 cup jarred pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a 9-inch loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a 2-quart mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, oats, egg, milk, herbs, salt, pepper, and Italian cheese blend.
  • Press into the prepared baking pan and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and spread the pasta sauce over the top. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and return to the oven for an additional 5 minutes, then turn the broiler on high and bake for 3 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


Meatloaf pans have a pan inside a pan that drains away excess fat. While not necessary, it helps cut down on the fat in cheaper (i.e. fattier) packages of ground beef.