Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf

 I’m all about comfort foods in the winter. Anything warm that comes out of the oven or the crock pot is heading straight to my belly! I love both meatloaf and meatballs because not only do they make a warm, filling meal, they also both freeze really well so you can make extra for future meals. (I bake and then freeze)

This Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf recipe is fun because it’s just a simple twist on traditional meatloaf but it seems to be a great addition for picky eaters and those that generally don’t like meatloaf. I like to make this recipe because it’s so simple and takes only a few things.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf

By Merissa

This simple meatloaf recipe is a fun twist on traditional meatloaf with the addition of cheese!

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 1 hour


  • 1 tablespoon Minced Dried Onion
  • 2 pounds lean Ground Beef (if available I like to do 1 pound beef and one pound bison)
  • 1 large Egg
  • ½ Cup Bread Crumbs (can add oats instead if you are gluten free)
  • 3 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except the cheese, and mix  well.
  • On a large sheet of parchment paper, flatten out the meatloaf mix into a rectangle making it about 1 inch thick.
  • Sprinkle the cheese over the meat, leaving a 1-inch boarder around the edges.
  • Using the parchment paper to help, roll your meatloaf up into a pinwheel. Ensure that the meatloaf is sealed at both ends, and there is not cheese poking out anywhere.
  • Place loaf into a 9×12 loaf pan and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf
Personally I love a good Homemade BBQ Sauce topping on all of my meatloaves…even this one! Meaty…cheesy…barbecuey….so good!

Looking for a regular meatloaf recipe? You may also want to check out this Simple Meatloaf Recipe!

Does your family enjoy meatloaf? What are some of your favorite sides to pair with meatloaf?


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  1. This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 When I make meatloaf, I usually have some type of potato side and broccoli. In the warmer months, fresh corn on the cob is good, and in the winter, maybe some ginger glazed carrots. Love your recipes!
    Blessings! Jamie

  2. meatloaf is one of the comfort foods my family really enjoys! I have never thought about adding cheese to the middle before, but it looks really good!

  3. I’ve been making a variation of this for about as long as I’ve been married – 47 years. But, because I’m on the ‘make it good but simple’ side I just put half the meatloaf in a 9×5 pan, put shredded cheese on top leaving the 1″ margin and top with the rest of the meatloaf mixture, press down well and bake.
    I’ve used cheddar, mozzarella with Italian seasonings, swiss, and even cream cheese with chives and garlic. All are good. Meatloaf is a family favorite because it’s delicious, comforting, homey and even good for a nice meal with guests just gussy up the rest of the meal. You can even make them in muffin tins and freeze what isn’t eaten. Quick meal for ‘those’ days.

  4. That looks amazingly delicious! I think I would add gluten-free biscuit or cornbread crumbs rather than oatmeal since my family has been eating oat-free lately.

  5. Hi Merissa,

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, it seems to be very tasty. I usually make meatloaf, because it is one of the favorite foods of my daughter.


  6. Very tasty looking twist on a classic dish. It’s funny, I’ve made meatloaf many times and with many variations but it just never occurred to me to ever stuff it (I’m sure I’m not alone on this). Great recipe idea, thanks for sharing it.

  7. Hi Marissa, i love this idea. i have used boiled eggs as a suprize inside but never thought of cheese. it would go good in the meatloaves i use taco seasoning in. thanks again for the great site!

  8. We love meatloaf and cheese inside-yummy! I’ve added sun dried tomatoes or chopped spinach, or any other greens I can hide and get the kids to eat! I may have added black olives at one point! Fun and delicious!

  9. cheese stuffed! Yes pleazzzze! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo

  10. This looks delicious to me. I think my family would love it. I typically use ground turkey, and I think it would with that as well, right? Maybe a little bit of extra seasoning since it isn’t as flavorful… can’t get ground bison around me.

  11. Sounds interesting I never thought of making it like this but, I don’t make meatloaf that often either. I’ll have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it at the party.

  12. This looks interesting. Haven’t thought that adding cheese to meatloaf will bring out something so appetizing. Almost everyone loves cheese so this will be perfect not only to children but to adults as well.

  13. My family loves meatloaf and I know they would love Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf. Thank you for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner Co-Hostess at Katherines Corner