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Italian Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Cheesy Italian Meatloaf

Course Beef, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bundt-pan-meatloaf-recipe, cheese-stuffed-meatloaf, Italian-meatloaf
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Stand time 10 minutes
Servings 1 meatloaf
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 3 lb lean ground beef i.e. 90/10 OR 2 lbs with 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper seeded and finely diced
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup pasta sauce plus additional warmed for serving
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil or Italian parsley
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp dry Italian seasoning
  • 2 tsp steak seasoning i.e.Montreal or Chicago
  • 1 ½ tsp salt may adjust to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 8 oz block mozzarella cheese, sliced into 20 equal slices
  • 8-10 slices mozzarella or provolone cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Liberally spray a bundt pan with cooking spray. Have nearby a foil lined sheet pan.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl mix together the ground beef, onion, green pepper, bread crumbs, Parmesan, pasta sauce, parsley, Worcestershire, Italian seasoning, steak seasoning, garlic and salt. Add eggs.
  • Using your hands mix until fully combined and the ingredients are evenly distributed. Divided in half.
  • Press ½ of meatloaf mixture in pan. Arrange the mozzarella cheese over the meatloaf then top with the remaining meatloaf mixture. Press evenly.
  • Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Drain liquid from bundt pan. (Use oven mitts the pan will be hot.) Center foil lined sheet pan on top, then flip to Invert meatloaf onto the pan. Arrange cheese slices overlapping on top.
  • Increase oven temperature to 375°F. Return to oven baking for an additional 15 minutes or until cooked through and cheese has melted. Rest on pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a platter or cake stand.
  • Serve slices with additional warm pasta sauce on the side.