When you are craving your Italian grandmother’s home cooking or just a little comfort food to fill your belly give this Italian Meatloaf Recipe a try. It has the best flavors of Italy combined into a simple casserole.
I’m not promising this is authentic but it did remind me of my Italian grandmother. She passed away when I was 20 and I miss her terribly. My grandfather was 100% Greek and she was 100% Italian and together they made quite a pair.
With two strong personalities, they butted heads a lot but loved each other fiercely. Their lives weren’t easy growing up in the depression and then struggling with owning their own businesses for many years but they were blessed.
They had each other, healthy children, and a handful of grandchildren to dote on. The Italians and the Greeks both have amazing food and my grandparents kitchen wasn’t any different.
Even settling nostalgia aside I think this is my favorite meatloaf ever. My kids loved it. My husband loved it. And I loved it. So much that I hid the leftovers in the back of the fridge so I didn’t have to share.
This is the Easiest Italian Meatloaf Recipe ever because you literally just dump all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix them together. Then dump that in a casserole dish and pop it in the oven. Ten minutes tops.
Easiest Italian Meatloaf Recipe – Low Carb, Grain Gluten Free, THM S, Keto
Note: I used a 10 x 12 vintage Corningware casserole dish I picked up at a thrift sale but any large casserole dish would work!
When you are craving your Italian grandmother's home cooking or just a little comfort food to fill your belly give this Italian Meatloaf Recipe a try. It has the best flavors of Italy combined into a simple casserole.
- 2 lb ground turkey
- 1 lb mozzarella cut into cubes
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce no sugar added
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup basil pesto
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Transfer to a large greased casserole dish.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked to 160 degrees when checked with a meat thermometer.