It may not be the best picture ever taken on GGG but this kid-friendly Pepperoni Pizza Meatloaf Recipe is a complete crowd pleaser – especially when it comes to the little guys and gals in your life.
Let’s be real here, my kids could eat pizza nearly everyday. It’s clearly at the top of their favorite foods list. And while I am never one to turn down a yummy piece of pizza there is no way I am going to let the boys eat pizza everyday. So, as a compromise I dished up this kid-friendly (and super easy) Pepperoni Pizza Meatloaf Recipe.
This recipe is a family favorite and one that I created based on bits and pieces of recipes from various family members’ recipes. The ingredients are rather simple, and most likely items you already have in your refrigerator and pantry. Like the breadcrumb combo is taken from my mom and the milk added to the meatloaf is taken from my mother-in-law. Milk in meatloaf? Yes, trust me. Somehow it works.
Prepping this dish couldn’t be any easier. It goes from the mixing bowl to the baking pan to the oven and before you know it, the meatloaf is done.
Pepperoni Pizza Meatloaf Recipe
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- 1/4 cup onion chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 4 ounces pizza sauce
- 6-8 mozzarella balls
- 8-12 slices pepperoni
- Mix all together and bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Take out of oven and top with toppings beginning with sauce, then pepperoni slices and finishing with mozzarella balls. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.
I like to serve a generous slice of the Pepperoni Pizza Meatloaf with a small side of spaghetti topped with marinara sauce and maybe some garlic bread (because it’s my boys fave). The boys absolutely love it.
The milk makes the meatloaf moist and the pizza toppings are gooey and cheesy. It really couldn’t be a more kid-friendly recipe if it tried and the bonus is, even the adults will like this. What’s not to like, right?
Instead of making tonight pizza night, make tonight kid-friendly pepperoni pizza meatloaf night.
This post was written by Linda Arceo for Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps. All rights reserved.