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Italian Meatloaves

Here it is! Italian Meatloaves. This recipe has been a family favorite for decades. I fed this to baby Z at six months old (yeah, I know… WAY too early for that!) who practically inhaled an entire mushed up bowl, only to projectile vomit a few minutes later. BUT… he loved it then, and he loves it now. We all do!

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Italian Meatloaves

This old standby from Grandma Peggy has been a staple in my house since the beginning, and is still requested to this day. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: beef, ground beef, meatloaf
Servings: 6
Author: Peggy Kling


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil leaves, crushed
  • ketchup
  • parmesan cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the eggs, milk, crackers, Parmesan cheese, onion, worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and basil. 
  • Add the ground beef to mixture and mix well. Shape into individual loaves and place in a baking dish.
  • Spread ketchup over the loaves and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil. 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.