Cheesy Meatloaf RITZwich

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  • 20 min prep
  • 1 hr 20 min total
  • Makes 30 servings, 1 cracker sandwich each.

Cheesy Meatloaf RITZwich Recipe


  • 96 RITZ Bacon Flavored Crackers, divided
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 lb. meatloaf mix (1/3 each: ground pork, beef and veal)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 5 pepper Jack cheese slices, each cut into 6 pieces


  • Heat  oven to 375°F. Line 9x5-inch loaf pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides; spray with cooking spray.
  • Crush  36 crackers finely; set aside. Combine ketchup and tomato sauce.
  • Combine  all remaining ingredients except pepper Jack cheese pieces in large bowl. Add cracker crumbs and 1/3 cup ketchup mixture; mix just until blended. Press onto bottom of prepared pan.
  • Reserve  2 Tbsp. of the remaining ketchup mixture for later use; brush remaining ketchup mixture onto meatloaf.
  • Bake  45 min. or until done (160°F). Cool slightly. Meanwhile, reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Use  foil handles to remove meatloaf from pan. Cut meatloaf into 10 slices, then cut each slice into thirds.
  • Place  remaining crackers in single layer on baking sheet. Place meatloaf pieces on 30 crackers; brush with reserved ketchup mixture. Cover remaining crackers with cheese pieces.
  • Bake  5 min. or until cheese is melted. Cover meat-topped crackers with cheese-topped crackers, cheese sides down, to make 30 sandwiches. Serve warm.

Recipe Tips

Make AheadThis juicy meatloaf can be baked ahead of time. Cool, then refrigerate up to 2 days. Remove meatloaf from refrigerator about 30 min. before cutting into pieces and using as directed. Increase baking time, if needed, until meatloaf is heated through and cheese is melted.

VariationCover baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. Shape meat mixture into 9x5-inch loaf on prepared pan. Brush with some of the ketchup mixture and continue as directed.


Nutrition Information

Makes 30 servings, 1 cracker sandwich each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 110 
    • Total fat 6 g
    • Saturated fat 2.5 g
    • Cholesterol 20 mg
    • Sodium 170 mg
    • Carbohydrate 8 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars 0 g
    • Protein 5 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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