Skinny Pizza Meatloaf

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Calling all pizza fans and I’m pretty sure that’s most of us! This meatloaf is packed with the yummy flavors of a slice of pizza and smothered with them on top. Each dreamy 2 slice serving has 225 calories, 6 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. I can’t wait for you to try it!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 55 minutes


Ingredients for Meatloaf:

1 slice multigrain bread or whole wheat bread, toasted

1 pound (96%) extra lean ground beef, see shopping tip

1 (14oz) jar Ragu Pizza Sauce, Prego’s, Classico’s or your favorite (divided)

1 cup onions, diced

1 cup zucchini, shredded

⅔ cup fat-free ricotta cheese, I used Trader Joe’s brand or your favorite

2 egg whites

½ teaspoon Italian seasonings

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Topping:

⅓ cup pizza sauce

 (from the jar above)

½ cup light mozzarella cheese, shredded


Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper and set aside.

2. To make bread crumbs: Toast bread. Break up bread and add to a blender or food processor. Process until the bread turns into crumbs. Measure ½ cup crumbs.

3.  In a large bowl, add ground beef, bread crumbs, ⅔ cup pizza sauce, onions, zucchini, ricotta cheese, egg whites, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste. Using your hands, mix together all the ingredients. Blend well.

4. Place meat mixture on the baking sheet and free form a loaf by hand. It should be about 12”x 4″

5. Spread ½ cup pizza sauce all over the top of the meatloaf and down the sides.

6. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and spread with remaining ⅓ cup pizza sauce on the top of the meatloaf.  Sprinkle the top with shredded cheese. Place back in oven for 10 minutes.

Makes 10 slices (each serving, 2 slices)


Shopping Tips

Most supermarkets sell extra lean ground beef. I used the 96% Trader Joe’s.

Milton’s multigrain bread is my favorite and I used it to make the bread crumbs.


Prep Tip

You’ll save calories and fat by free forming the meatloaf.  If you prepare it the way your Grandma did, in a loaf pan, the fat soaks into the loaf. With this new way, all the excess fat is left on the pan not in the loaf and then in your stomach.

 

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 6
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

Weight Watchers 
(old points) 5

SKINNY FACTS: for 2 slices
225 calories, 6g fat, 2.6g sat. fat, 62mg chol, 28g protein, 17g carbs, 3g fiber, 588mg sod, 8g sugar
FAT FACTS: for Stouffers Meatloaf Homestyle
390 calories, 21g fat, 22g protein, 8g carbs, 3g fiber, 840mg sodium, 4g sugar

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64 Responses to “Skinny Pizza Meatloaf”

  1. Linda (Meal Planning Maven) Says:

    My grandkids will gobble this up Nancy! Thanks for another yummy “skinny” recipe!

  2. admin Says:

    Oh good Linda. Enjoy!

  3. Lisa Says:

    This was delicious! I have to make three people happy: I’m on Weight Watchers, my husband should be, and my mother-in-law is withering away and I am always looking for food she’ll eat–and a decent amount of it. We all liked this!

  4. admin Says:

    I’m so happy you all enjoyed it!
    Thanks for letting me know, Lisa.
    All the best,
    Nancy

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  8. J.M Zocco Says:

    Ground bison meat has only a tiny bit of cholesterol and tastes just like beef hamburger. It is more expensive, but is naturally lean unless “doctored”.

  9. admin Says:

    Thanks for sharing. I love bison meat too!

  10. Roberta Says:

    First of all thank you so much for your recipes. We tried this last night and even though we used store bought bread crumbs it turned out really good. I agree with Next time though I am going to try the free-form method, so I can see the difference.

  11. admin Says:

    Thanks you Roberta! I’m so delighted you are enjoying my recipes.
    You’ll love the free form method and you’ll love the fat savings!
    My best,
    Nancy

  12. Sherry kocjancic Says:

    I just wanted to know if it could be frozen.

  13. admin Says:

    Yes Sherry, you can freeze this meatloaf.
    All the best,
    Nancy

  14. Alison Wroe Says:

    Bison not ready available in the UK. I would possible try turkey mince as alternative instead of bison. Cooking them tonight with beef so wish me luck

  15. admin Says:

    You can easily use ground turkey instead of ground beef.
    Enjoy your dinner Alison!
    Mt best,
    Nancy

  16. Natalie Says:

    Is there anything I can use in place of ricotta cheese? Just not a huge fan of it! But this recipe sounds amazing!

  17. admin Says:

    Fat-free or low-fat cottage cheese will also work instead of ricotta cheese.
    Best of luck Natalie!
    Nancy

  18. Leah Says:

    I followed the recipe to the letter but the meatloaf never firmed up. It was still such a mushy consistency after an hour that we decided we couldn’t eat it. Still not sure what went wrong I was really looking forward to finding a ww friendly meatloaf recipe.

  19. admin Says:

    I’m so sorry this didn’t turn out for you Leah. Not sure why this happened. Maybe you added more sauce than a 14 oz jar.
    Sure wish I had some good advice.
    My best,
    Nancy

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