Sicilian Meatloaf

Jackie Barrell
by Jackie Barrell
1 Meatloaf
1 hr 30 min

I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest years ago and it was so delicious, it’s become a favorite and the perfect comfort food meal for a chilly Fall night!

This is not just any meatloaf, it’s stuffed with prosciutto, cheese and fresh basil, then topped with marina sauce, it’s full of flavor.

Heat oil and sauté onions and peppers until softened and onions are translucent, then add garlic and cook for a minute, remove from heat and cool

In a large mixing bowl, add all the meatloaf ingredients and mix well

On a piece of parchment paper, place the meat mixture in center and form an 8x15 rectangle

Top rectangle with a layer of ham, then the basil

And finally the cheese

Starting from the 8 inch end, roll up jelly roll style and press down on end seam to seal, turn meatloaf so the seam end is on bottom

place on baking sheet with the parchment paper and cook for 1 hour, serve with your favorite marinara sauce on top or bottom!

Recipe details
  • 1  Meatloaf
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 30 min
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For the meatloaf
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 lbs ground beef 
  • 3/4 cup Italian style breadcrumbs 
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped 
  • about 1/4 lb deli ham 
  • 12-15 large basil leaves 
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Make the meatloaf mixture
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
add all meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
Form the meatloaf
place a sheet of parchment paper on counter or flat surface
place the meat mix in center and form an 8x15 rectangle
top with ham, basil and cheese
starting with the 8 inch end, roll up jelly roll style and press down at end seam to seal, then turn meatloaf so seam is on bottom
cook for 1 hour, let rest for 10 minutes before slicing, serve with marinara sauce if you wish, I recommend!
  • You don’t need to serve with marinara sauce but it goes perfectly with it!
Jackie Barrell
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