This dish is more common in the USA than in the UK but is perhaps under sold on the English side of the pond.
Meatloaf is very versatile and to all intents and purposes is a minced meat sauce that may be eaten with rice or pasta. However, with the addition of breadcrumbs, egg and baked for an hour a dish is prepared that has all the taste and greater versatility. It can be served with rice, pasta, mashed potatoes, root vegetables and much more. Below it is served with roasted root vegetables also done in an Italian style.
Italian Meatloaf with roasted roots
The full recipe can be found on the relevant tab at the top of this page.