Football Shaped Meatloaf – Fun Super Bowl Recipe Idea

Football Shaped Meatloaf Recipe

Celebrate game day with this fun Football Shaped Meatloaf recipe. It is super easy to make and deeeelicious! It gets a little extra flavor boost from parmesan cheese in the meat mixture and the top is decorated with easy-to-make mozzarella “laces”.

Football Shaped Meatloaf

1 pound lean ground beef
2 slices white sandwich bread (I use the crusts)
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup minced onion
1 egg
salt and pepper
1/3 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground mustard
mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Tear or cut bread into small pieces and place in large bowl. Add milk and mash together.
Add ground beef, onion, egg, salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands.
Place on a  baking sheet. and use your hands to make a football shape.
Mix together ketchup, brown sugar and mustard. Spread over the top and sides of the loaf.
Bake 45 minutes. Cut pieces of mozzarella into thin strips (you can use string cheese if you have it on hand). Lay one long strip down the middle of the loaf. Place 6-7 short strips across the long strip to form the laces.
Return to oven until cheese melts into place.


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  1. This is such a cute idea! Fun, great food for the football party!

  2. This is such a cute recipe to make a Football shaped meatloaf. I want to try to make this because my son loves football and meatloaf, and this would be awesome to eat!

  3. Sherri Lewis says:

    I love it! I would never have thought up something as creative as that.

  4. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    I loved all of your Super Bowl Recipes but this football shaped meatloaf held my eye! Very creative. This will be our main course for the Super Bowl. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Cathy Jarolin says:

    The meatloaf football is Awesome~ Such a clever idea~ All men love meat loaf~ At least they do in my Family~ What better time to serve it then at Super Bowl Day! The ingredients sound delicious. I will pin this and make this for our Super Bowl Dinner. Thankyou so much for sharing!!


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