Five-Ingredient Meat Loaf

With just 5 ingredients to mix, this lasagna comes together quickly. Cook it in the microwave and dinner is ready in flash!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1½ lb. ground pork
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp. tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. For the tomato sauce, add ¾ cup and then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of sauce if needed.
  • Shape into a loaf and place in a microwave-safe casserole dish. Cover with microwave-safe wax paper. Microwave on high heat for 15 minutes, 5 minutes at a time, rotating the dish a quarter turn between each cooking period. If the meat loaf is not cooked after 15 minutes, continue to cook for 1 minutes at a time until done. (Total cooking time should be about 15 minutes.) The meat loaf is cooked when the internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes. Pour any fat off the dish and serve.