Easy italian meatloaf

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup marinara sauce
Additional marinara sauce for topping
Shredded mozzarella cheese (optional, for topping)
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, egg, milk, onion, garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
Press the meat mixture into a loaf pan.
Spread 1/2 cup of marinara sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour or until the meatloaf is cooked through.
If desired, top with additional marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese during the last 10 minutes of baking.
Let the meatloaf rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

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