How to Make Meatloaf: 20 of Our Best Meatloaf Recipes


How to Make Meatloaf: 20 of Our Best Meatloaf Recipes

We can't think of a food that reminds us more of Mom's home cooking than a good, old-fashioned meatloaf recipe. Simple, classic, and easy to pair with any veggie or side dish you can think of, there's always room for another great meatloaf recipe in any home cookbook. Whether you're looking for the best meatloaf recipe, a turkey meatloaf recipe, or something a little more unique, you're going to love our latest collection, How to Make Meatloaf: 20 of Our Best Meatloaf Recipes.

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Our Favorite Meatloaf Recipes

Better-Than-Ever Meatloaf

Meatloaf is an American favorite, right up there with Mom's freshly baked apple pie. And while we know that everyone has a favorite way they like to make their meatloaf, we think our Better-than-Ever Meatloaf is sure worth a try. If you've been looking for how to make meatloaf that'll impress the family, check this one out!

Country Meatloaf and Potato Casserole

This cozy all-in-one-pan Amish Country Meat Loaf & Potato Casserole is so simple to make, and such a satisfying main dish meal. It fits a busy weeknight or a leisurely family Sunday dinner perfectly, which makes it one of our best meatloaf recipes ever. Just wait till your family gets a taste!

BBQ Cheddar Meatloaf

Dazzle the gang with this irresistible Ground Beef Roll... a rolled meat loaf that oozes with cheese. We even added a bit of barbecue sauce, so you know how to make meatloaf that's a little more unique than your standard fare.

Turkey Muffin Cups

We're not afraid of a little mealtime creativity, and you shouldn't be, either! Try Turkey Muffin Cups for a fun, filling snack or light meal. This easy turkey meatloaf recipe is one you'll make again and again!

Dads Meat Loaf

Let's face it - we all have our favorite meat loaf recipe, including Dad. For Dad, the perfect meat loaf is made from a combination of beef and pork, as well as some classic seasonings and sauces. It's a good possibility that Dad's Meat Loaf could be everyone's favorite meatloaf recipe! 

Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf

Anything stuffed with cheese is bound to be a hit, and that goes for our simply awesome Cheesy Stuffed Meatloaf. Our Test Kitchen really knocked themselves out to make this delicious novel meatloaf recipe look like you fussed; but only you'll know what a cinch it is to make one of our best meatloaf recipes of all time.

Potato Stuffed Meatloaf

Meat loaf has always been a family favorite, but when it's stuffed with mashed potatoes, like this Potato-stuffed Meat Loaf, there's a double bonus in every bite. This is one comfort food your family will be talking about for ages. After all, what's not to love?!

Country Pork Loaf

It's in the beans. Yup, the secret to making this so good for us is in extending the pork by adding a can of beans. They're full of protein and fiber, and they offer us a refreshing change from all-meat meat loaf. What a great way to switch up dinner!

Diner-Style Meat Loaf

Serve up this blue plate special tonight that'll take you back to a diner in the '50s after just one bite! We love how simple meatloaf recipes like this one really just bring us back to the good ol' days of homecooked meals from a low-key, family-favorite diner. Serve one of our best meatloaf recipes to your family, and you won't regret it!

Crispy Fried Meatloaf

Everyone loves good old-fashioned meat loaf, but we in the Mr. Food Test Kitchen jazzed it up a bit, keeping the timeless flavor we all love but giving this Crispy Fried Meat Loaf a golden coating we can really sink our teeth into. If you've ever wondered how to make meatloaf in a new and unique way, check out this recipe!

Slow Cooked Meatloaf and Potatoes

Have you ever wondered how to make meatloaf in a slow cooker? It's a worry-free way to make this comfort food favorite. (But it's so good that, sorry, we can't promise there'll be leftovers for cold meat loaf sandwiches the next day!)

Our Favorite Meat Loaf

Our Favorite Meat Loaf is sure to be your favorite meat loaf, too. This classic comfort recipe will take your taste buds down meat loaf memory lane. Don't forget to serve it up with some creamy mashed potatoes! ! We bet, soon, it'll be one of your best meatloaf recipes yet.

Sweet and Spicy Meat Loaf

Make over your classic meat loaf recipe with our sweet and spicy ingredients to give this comfort dish a "today" spin! Featuring tangy French dressing, it'll become a favorite meat loaf at your house, for sure!

Down Home Meat Loaf

When you need a little extra comfort in your life, a classic and hearty dish like our Down Home Meatloaf is just the trick. Share this great dinner dish with all of your loved ones to make it even more extra-special.

Secret Ingredient Meatloaf

Is there a "secret ingredient" in your favorite meatloaf recipe? There is in ours! Our Secret Ingredient Meatloaf calls for one shortcut ingredient that doesn't just make life easier, but it makes the meatloaf so moist and flavorful, too! Aren't you glad we've let you in on our little secret?

Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf

Nowadays, there are many different ways to make meatloaf, but when you're craving classic tastes, nothing beats an Old-Fashioned Meatloaf. We top our Old-Fashioned Meatloaf with ketchup and brown sugar, to make a sweetened caramelized glaze that's simple and delicious.

Diabetic-Friendly Meatloaf Recipes

Ranchers Meatloaf

Take your taste buds down to the ranch with this easy recipe for Rancher's Meatloaf. Filled with barbecue flavor, fiber-filled black beans, and good-for-ya veggies, this is one meatloaf that'll really get you saying, "Yeehaw!"

EDR Two Step Meat Loaf Muffins

If your family loves meat loaf, why not give quick 'n' easy Two-Step Meat Loaf Muffins recipe a new taste each time you make it? Try it with hickory-smoked, honey-garlic, and other types of barbecue sauces for different twists!

Zucchini Meatloaf

Everyone loves meatloaf and everyone at your table is going to love our recipe for Zucchini Meatloaf. This meatloaf recipe makes it easy to add veggies into your diet. We especially love to make this meatloaf in the summer when zucchini is at its freshest!

Barbecued Turkey Loaves

If you or someone in your family has a craving for meatloaf, why not give Barbecued Turkey Loaves a shot for a healthy, yet still incredibly tasty, alternative? We think it could be a new dinnertime favorite!

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