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How to make a football-shaped meatloaf

There are so many recipes for appetizers to serve at game day football parties — but what about the main course? You can score with this old-fashioned football-shaped meatloaf, inspired by two vintage recipes!

Vintage Spaghetti pie recipe - 1970s (1)
Spaghetti pie recipe (1974)

This spaghetti pie was the most delicious way one magazine’s food editors knew to stretch one pound of ground beef into six servings.

Baked meat loaf dumpling recipe (1950)
Baked meatloaf dumplings recipe (1950)

Eyes sparkle, mouths water — it’s love at first bite for these dumplings! Each savory, spicy meatloaf dumpling has ground beef nestled in pastry that’s flaky and tender and light as a cloud.

Cheese-filled meatloaf (1964)

Cheese-filled meatloaf recipe Pour in Hunt’sauce and you pour in a pound of whole, ripe tomatoes simmered to a thick, smooth sauce — spiced just