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Pizza Meatloaf Made Skinny

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 POINTS PLUS.  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


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(old points) 4

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6

SKINNY FACTS: for 2 slices
225 calories, 6g fat, 48mg 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

Find more delicious recipes on Nancy Fox’s website, Skinny Kitchen

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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