Parmesan Meatloaf

This classic meatloaf recipe is a hearty and satisfying dish that combines ground beef with a medley of flavors from Parmesan cheese, fresh vegetables, and a blend of herbs and spices. It’s a perfect family meal that’s both filling and flavorful, ideal for a cozy dinner at home.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mixing the Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, milk, chopped onion, green and red bell peppers, minced garlic, ketchup, fresh parsley, dried basil, dried oregano, salt, black pepper, and paprika.
    • Mix the ingredients until they are well incorporated.
  3. Forming the Meatloaf:
    • Shape the mixture into a loaf and place it in a baking dish.
  4. Baking:
    • Bake the meatloaf in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until it is cooked through and has developed a nice golden-brown crust on the outside.
  5. Resting and Serving:
    • After baking, let the meatloaf rest for a few minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute, making the meatloaf moist and flavorful.
    • Slice and serve the meatloaf.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: Approximately 325 kcal per serving
  • Servings: This recipe yields about 4 servings

Prep and Cooking Time:

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

This meatloaf recipe is a delightful blend of savory flavors and tender, juicy meat. It’s a classic dish that never goes out of style and is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a simple salad for a complete and satisfying meal. Enjoy the comfort and deliciousness of this homemade meatloaf!