Easy meatloaf with spaghetti & tomato sauce

Easy meatloaf with spaghetti & tomato sauce

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 6

Two classics combined, meatloaf flavoured with sage and feta plus pasta and tomato sauce - guaranteed to please

Nutrition and extra info

  • meatloaf only

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal641
  • fat18g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs83g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre6g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing and drizzling
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 onions, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 500g pork mince
  • 1 large egg
  • 75g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 15 sage leaves, roughly chopped
  • 100g feta, crumbled



    A creamy soft white cheese with an ancient history - nomadic tribes who needed to preserve the…

  • 3 bay leaves, 1 finely chopped
  • 680g jar passata
  • 600g spaghetti


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160 fan/gas 4 and grease an ovenproof dish. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the onions, sizzle for 5 mins, then remove half and put in a large bowl with the mince, egg, breadcrumbs, sage, feta and chopped bay. Season well and mix. Shape into a long sausage shape and transfer to the greased dish. Put the remaining bay leaves on top, drizzle with a little more oil and put in the oven for 40-45 mins until cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, keep the remaining onions on a low heat in the pan. Cook for 2 mins, then increase the heat and pour in the passata with 70ml water. Bubble for 30 mins on a low heat, stirring often, or until the meatloaf is ready to come out of the oven. Season to taste.

  3. Cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. When everything is ready, toss the spaghetti in the tomato sauce, slice the meatloaf and let everyone help themselves.

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Kirsty Thompson's picture
Kirsty Thompson
9th Jul, 2018
Wasn't quite right. The meatloaf took a little longer than expected so my spaghetti ended up ruined. I'll make it again allowing more time for the meat, and maybe as another comment suggested, with potatoes and veg.
28th Feb, 2018
Nice meal - I made the meatloaf in the morning, and re-heated at tea time whilst cooking the pasta and sauce. I had to add a bit of Balsamic to the tomato sauce as it was a bit bitter/acid. Hubby decided he didn’t want a tomatoey sauce, so ended up sautéing some garlic, adding some of the plain pasta, stirring in 1/2 tub of hummus, s&p and some pasta water, which he loved. If I do this recipe again I think I may up the flavour of the meatloaf with more herbs.
2nd Dec, 2017
Tasty and filling, though the meatloaf didn’t look great in the dish.
elsatizi's picture
26th Aug, 2017
I can't begin to tell you how difficult my family is to feed! I have food allergies, my husband is a meat and 2 veg man and my kids are fussy eaters. Then there is my mother in law, officially the fussiest eater in the world, the only veg she eats is processed peas in a tin! I made this meatloaf twice so far. The first time I accidentally doubled the feta and my kids couldn't get enough and neither could my husband. Unable to find any fresh bay I couldn't add it although popped some dry on the top of the loaf so it was lacking in flavour a little in my opinion but still lovely The second time I added half the amount of oregano to sage and the correct amount of feta and EVEN MY MOTHER IN LAW LIKED IT! You have no idea how huge this is. My husband enjoyed it despite being initially skeptical about the oregano but he said he preferred the extra cheese. This is a new family staple - served with new potatoes and veg rather than pasta.
7th Jan, 2017
Does anyone know if the meatloaf can be frozen?
20th Dec, 2016
Have now made this several times and the whole family love it. The addition of the feta stops it being too dry and compact. As we live in France, I buy the mince for 'tomate farcie' which already has herbs added and it is perfect.
fs.cassin@outlook.com's picture
17th Nov, 2016
Followed the recipe and we loved it. Found it a lovely combination and very tasty. Said it served 6 but there only 3 of us and it all went! I served as it was may hve gone further if id served crusty bread etc but we really enjoyed and shall definiately make it again.
R knight
21st Oct, 2016
First time making meatloaf hit with the family, followed the recipe very tasty.
22nd Aug, 2016
I love Feta but this recipe used too much and overpowered the other ingredients, will try again and use half the suggested quantity. Nice combo with the spaghetti although I did add a few chillis.
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1st Mar, 2018
For lunch today I sliced and fried the remaining meatloaf and served with a poached egg on top - yum!!
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