Meatloaf Brasciole. This delicious, cheesy Italian Stuffed Meatloaf takes your basic meatloaf recipe and loads it up with melty Provolone, spinach and prosciutto for a delicious, comforting meal that’s surprisingly easy to make!
Meatloaf Brasciole Recipe
Be prepared to have your mind blown! This Meatloaf Brasciole is unlike any other meatloaf you’ve ever had. I had never even heard of a rolled style meatloaf before a friend of mine mentioned it, but I knew I had to try and I’m so glad I did!
We loved this stuffed meatloaf so much that it is going to be a staple as often as I can have it! While eating this Italian Stuffed Meatloaf my husband and I kept saying how freaking good it was, that doesn’t happen often that we both are saying it over and over.
Even better, the whole family loved this too! It’s now become a much-requested dinner.
What I love is that while it looks way fancier than a regular meatloaf, stuffed meatloaf is actually surprisingly easy to make!
The trick to making it easy to roll up is using parchment or foil to help. It’s MUCH easier than trying to do it without and results in a smooth, even roll that doesn’t fall apart.
If you’re looking for another easy dinner to add to your monthly rotation, or just want a twist on your regular meatloaf, definitely give this Italian Style Meatloaf a shot!
What is Meatloaf Brasciole?
Meatloaf Brasciole is an Italian Stuffed Meatloaf. It uses your favorite meatloaf recipe and rolls it up with cheese, spinach and proscuitto for a delicious, filling home-cooked meal.
What type of meat goes into Italian Style Meatloaf?
Traditionally, Meatloaf Brasciole is made with a combination of ground veal, lamb and pork. However, for this Italian Style Meatloaf recipe, I chose to stick with regular ground beef and ground pork.
Using two different ground meats added a bit of variety in flavor to the dish but if you had to use just ground beef, that would work too.
What Should I Serve with Italian Style Meatloaf?
I typically serve this with two sides – a potato or rice and vegetables or salad. A few of my favorites:
- Oven Roasted Parmesan Asparagus
- Buttermilk Biscuits
- Garlic rice
- Twice Baked Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Broccoli
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
Why Does My Meatloaf Fall Apart?
To avoid a meatloaf that falls apart, be sure to include the egg and breadcrumbs as they are what helps the entire dish stick together. Meatloaf also tends to fall apart when it’s overcooked.
How Can I Tell When My Stuffed Meatloaf Is Done?
Since it’s full of all sorts of yummy, cheesy goodness, this Italian Style Meatloaf cooks a big quicker than your regular meatloaf. In my oven, 25 minutes is the perfect amount of time for a well cooked but still juicy meatloaf.
If you want to double-check, use a meat thermometer to check the temperature. The internal temperature should be 160 F for a fully well cooked meatloaf.
Italian Style Meatloaf Ingredients
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 pound ground pork
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 small onion, minced
- 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- 6 slices prosciutto
- 6 slices provolone cheese or 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Meatloaf Brasciole Directions
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Mix the beef, pork, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, onion, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl.
Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
Spread out the meatloaf mix on the sheet pan.
Flatten it out to a 12 by 7 inch rectangle.
Layer the spinach, prosciutto and cheese onto the meatloaf.
Using the foil or parchment to help you roll the meat working across the shorter side so you get a long log.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Slice into 1 inch pieces.
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- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Mix the beef, pork, bread crumbs, egg, garlic, onion, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl.
- Line a sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
- Spread out the meatloaf mix on the sheet pan.
- Flatten it out to a 12 by 7 inch rectangle.
- Layer the spinach, prosciutto and cheese onto the meatloaf.
- Using the foil or parchment to help you roll the meat working across the shorter side so you get a long log.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Slice into 1 inch pieces.