• Serves 4
  • 60 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 8 Ingredients


Looking for a different type of meatloaf? Try it with ricotta cheese!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 500 g minced beef
  • 250 g ricotta cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • mixed dried herbs
  • salt
  • 5 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 slices shaved ham


  1. Preheat oven at 200 degrees.
  2. Line a loaf pan with baking paper, leaving some hanging from the sides, so you can cover the top of the meatloaf.
  3. In a big bowl mix meat, ricotta, egg, onion, some dried herbs and some salt.
  4. Slowly pour half of the mix into the loaf pan. Cover with the cheddar and the slices of ham.
  5. Pour the rest of the mix into the loaf pan. Cover the top of the meatloaf with the baking paper.
  6. Bake for around 45 minutes.
  7. There will probably be some liquid left in the loaf pan. Take the meatloaf carefully out of the pan using a big slotted spatula, and place it on a serving dish. Then slice it.
  8. We enjoyed it with peas!


For a change, you could use cream cheese instead of ricotta. I hope you all like it!

  • sounds so good and the Ricotta would keep it moist and yummy


  • Well, that is different. Ricotta would make it taste lovely and creamy I imagine!


  • melted cheese in the middle looks delicious.


  • YUM! Try wrapping the top in bacon and cheese with smokey bbq sauce! :D Thanks for sharing!


  • An interesting twist on the traditional meatloaf. Looks interesting.


  • Looks great, thanks for sharing.


  • Omg you had me at cheese!!! Yummmo


  • i just loved and shared this recipe to facebook. it is so easy to make, that i hope some of my friends will try this. facebook can be good for finding recipes but this site is a really great source for me.

    • Oh! Thank you so much. You are so sweet! :-)


  • Thanks for sharing! Its a good dish.


  • This recipe looks great! Im sure it will be a hit in my household! :)


  • Looks very moist, which is great as a lot of meatloaves tend to dry out.

    • You are right! Probably because it’s cooked covered with baking paper.

      • True! Meatloaf can dry out but not this one!


  • wow this recipe idea rocks! i love the cheese and the ham additions and i can see myself trying this out with a bacon substituted for the ham, sometime.


  • Try it! And then let me know if you liked it! :-)


  • Thats unusual have never tried with ricotta before.


  • cool maybe this meatloaf may have a bit of taste


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