Recipe By J Bates
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 30m Additional - Ready In 45m
Servings 8 servings Calories 387.8

A quick casserole using leftover ingredients turns meatloaf, pasta, 2 kinds of cheese, and spices into a whole new meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package rotini pasta
  • 4 slices leftover meatloaf, or to taste
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 dash Italian seasoning
  • 1 dash dried basil
  • 1 dash dried oregano
  • 1 dash onion powder
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; cook the rotini at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.
  2. 2 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. 3 While pasta cooks, mash meatloaf in a 2 1/2-quart casserole dish. Add corn and mix.
  4. 4 Combine tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, basil, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and sugar in a bowl. Stir well.
  5. 5 Drain pasta and add to the meatloaf mixture in the casserole dish. Mix in tomato sauce mixture. Top with Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and Cheddar cheese.
  6. 6 Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly, 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 387.8
  • Carbohydrate 55.5 g
  • Cholesterol 51.7 mg
  • Fat 10.3 g
  • Fiber 3.6 g
  • Protein 20.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.4 g
  • Sodium 515.5 mg
  • Sugar 7.3 g

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Chef's Notes

Use any type of pasta you prefer.


  1. Waaaay too much pasta. I ended up feeling like I wasted my meatloaf. Try using 8oz of noodles instead and 1/4 tsp for each spice that says to use only a pinch.
  2. I followed the recipe exactly minus using the box of pasta I had on hand. I found this needed about double the sauce. The end result after hitting the oven was very dry. I think sauce wise you could just use a jar of spaghetti sauce if you were pressed on time. Add more cheese - Read more ...