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Traeger Pizza Meatloaf

Fire up the pellet grill and come along with us as we show you how to make one of our kids’ favorite recipes, the Traeger Pizza Meatloaf! All the flavor of pizza, in a smokey meatloaf form.

Traeger Pizza Meatloaf

Meatloaf used to be a bad word around here. Historically, I think it has gotten a bad rap. The first meatloaf I ever ate, willingly, and enjoyed (a LOT!) came out of my husband’s family cookbook. We adapted it for the pellet grill and changed up a few of the ingredients to make it our own, and it is one of my favorites in the “comfort foods” category. (Click the blue box below to see that recipe!)

We’ve also done a Cheeseburger Meatloaf that was epic, a Smoked Bourbon Meatloaf, and these Mini Meatloaf Burgers too.

Try our original Traeger Smoked Meatloaf too!

Smoked Pizza Meatloaf shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • ground beef
  • Italian sausage
  • eggs
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • Italian seasoning
  • salt
  • pepperoni
  • fresh mozzarella
  • San Marzano tomatoes
  • fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • fresh garlic
  • oregano
  • sugar

Serve this with our Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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How to make a Traeger Pizza Meatloaf

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.


Preheat the grill

We’re aiming for around 275°F.


Mix it up

Mix the meatloaf up, split in two, and form the bottom loaf. Stuff with the pizza stuffing and top with the remaining meat. Seal the edges.


Make the sauce

While the meatloaf is smoking, whip up the sauce on the stovetop by sauteing the garlic and then adding the rest of the sauce ingredients and simmering it while the meatloaf finishes cooking.


Smoke it

Smoke the meatloaf at 275° for an hour, and then increase the temperature to 300°. Paint the meatloaf with some of the marinara during this final portion of the cook. The meatloaf is done when it reaches 160°F.


Rest and slice

Rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.

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Smoked Pizza Meatloaf FAQ

How do you store leftovers?

Leftovers can be stored covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days, or vacuum sealed and frozen for 1-2 months.

What’s the best way to reheat leftovers?

The microwave works great for reheating meatloaf. Throw some extra sauce on for good measure!

Can you make this low carb?

You sure can! Just omit the sugar from the sauce, and sub in some pork panko for the Italian breadcrumbs.

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Yield: 8 servings

Traeger Smoked Stuffed Pizza Meatloaf

Traeger Smoked Stuffed Pizza Meatloaf

Our delicious Traeger Smoked Stuffed Pizza Meatloaf is one of the best meatloafs EVER! You're going to love the hearty filling, delicious sauce, and everything inbetween.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes



  • 2 pounds ground beef (80/20)
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 12 pepperoni
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1 - 28oz can San Marzano tomatoes, separated
  • 4 leaves fresh basil


  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
  • San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat your pellet grill to 275°
  2. Place the ground beef and Italian sausage into a large bowl, along with the eggs, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and salt. Gently mix them together until everything is evenly incorporated into the mix.
  3. Split the meat into two parts. Take one part and form it into a round circle, about 6" across, and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Layer the pepperoni, mozzarella, 3 San Marzano tomatoes, and the fresh basil leaves inside.
  5. Take the other half of the meatloaf mixture and form it into a disc and place on top of the other half. Seal the sides together well.
  6. Cook at 275° for an hour. While the meatloaf is cooking, make your sauce by heating the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Put the minced garlic in and cook for 30-60 seconds. Add your tomatoes, salt, oregano, and sugar (if using), mash up the tomatoes, and let cook over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  7. After an hour on the grill, raise the temperature to 300°, paint with some of the marinara you just made, and cook until the internal temperature is 160°.


  • Make this low carb by subbing in pork rind "crumbs" for the Italian bread crumbs, and omitting the sugar from the sauce.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 652Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 26gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 1165mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 48g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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