Mini Italian Meat Loaves

These little meat loaves fit perfectly on the Small Bar Ban. The layer of marinara sauce seals in moisture so the meat loaves stay moist and flavorful. 


  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 8 ounces 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning Mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated marinara sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded Italian cheese blend


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray Small Bar Pan with nonstick cooking spray. Chop onion using Food Chopper. In Stainless (2-qt.) Mixing Bowl, combine onion, ground beef, bread crumbs, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, seasoning mix, salt and black pepper. Add 1/4 cup of the marinara sauce; mix lightly but thoroughly.

  2. Shape meat mixture into two small loaves and place on pan; top with remaining marinara sauce. Bake 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in centers and Digital Pocket Thermometer registers 160°F. 

  3.  Sprinkle loaves with cheese; bake 1 minutes or just until cheese begins to melt. Remove from oven to serving plates.


  • 2  servings

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 310, Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 85 mg, Carbohydrate 11 g, Protein 28 g, Sodium 750 mg, Fiber 1 g 

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

 1/2 starch, 4 low-fat meat, 1 fat (1/2 carb)

Cook's Tips:

Italian seasoning can be substituted for the Italian Seasoning Mix, if desired.

Italian cheese blend is a mixture of up to six different cheese. These include mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, Romano, fontina and/or Asiago. Italian cheese blend is a quick way to add flavor to pizzas, sandwiches and pasta dishes. 

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