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Meatloaf may seem like a vintage recipe no one makes anymore, but these recipes will have you wondering why. It’s the perfect home-cooked meal that the entire family will enjoy. You don’t have to just stick to the basics, here are 35 meatloaf recipes that prove the dish can be made in a variety of creative ways.
These meatloaf sliders are one of those sandwich recipes better than what mom used to make. Mini meatloaves are served on sweet rolls and topped with ketchup.
If your kids aren’t too keen on meatloaf, try wrapping bacon around it. This double meat whammy is sure to turn anyone into a meatloaf believer. And to take this dish to the next level, try rendering out the bacon fat for a super crispy finish.
If you had a busy day and you’re not sure what to make for dinner, this mug of meatloaf is always the answer. Just divide the meatloaf mixture into four mugs and microwave for 11 minutes, cooking at 30-second intervals until the meatloaves are cooked throughout.
This turkey quinoa meatloaf is perfect if you want leftovers. Mini meatloaves are made with quinoa, pickles, garlic and more. The dish serves 24 people, so if you have any extras, be sure to store them in a freezer bag so that they don’t go bad.
This Instant Pot meatloaf is sure to be a potluck favorite. Lamb, rosemary and feta cheese add a little Greek-inspired twist to this classic childhood dish that is ready in less than one hour.
You’ve heard of baked Alaska — a difficult and impressive dessert — but have you heard of baked Alaska meatloaf? Instead of being covered with meringue, the meatloaf is covered in mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese for a look reminiscent of the classic dessert.
This Greek-inspired meatloaf recipe is made with diced cucumbers, Greek-style yogurt and lean beef, making it a healthier alternative to classic meatloaf. Once you devour this dish, try more of our foods from around the world that you can make at home.
Use your slow cooker to make this hearty dinner dish. Just arrange the potatoes and carrots around the meatloaf in the slow cooker and add in the broth. Let it sit for about eight hours while you go to work or do some household chores.
If you want to cut down on dishes but you’re still looking to serve an amazing dinner, this easy sheet pan meatloaf is the way to go. It dirties just one pan and makes enough food to feed the whole family.
Olive tapenade may seem like an unusual way to flavor meat, but this recipe is sure to be your next go-to. You need only four ingredients and a little salt and pepper to make this flavorful dish.
Just like there are plenty of chicken recipes perfect for summer, there are also a handful of meatloaf dishes great for warmer months when you just want comfort food. This dish contains stuffing in the middle for a fun surprise.
The flavors of the American Southwest are prevalent in this take on meatloaf. Flavored with cumin, corn and red onion, this recipe will bring that down-home flavor straight to your dinner table.
This meatloaf recipe is chock-full of unexpected ingredients like apple butter, cheddar cheese, dijon mustard and even the base: ground chicken. Made in a muffin pan, these mini meatloaves are ready in just 35 minutes and can serve up to four people.
This is a fun recipe if you’re looking for something hearty but easy to bring on a picnic. This totally adaptable recipe shows you how to make mini meatloaves with the flavors of Italian, Greek, Asian and Spanish cuisine.
While you might not find this dish on the menu at your favorite Italian restaurant, there’s no denying that it’s amazing. These cupcake-shaped meatloaves are loaded with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, tomato pasta sauce and Italian turkey sausage.
Not only are these weeknight mini meatloaves perfect for dinners with your family, but they’re also great to serve as a game day food. One batch makes 12 loaves, and they’re packed with that hearty flavor one typically craves during football season.
These mini turkey meatloaves are loaded with that classic Tex-Mex flare thanks to taco seasoning mix, Mexican blend cheese, diced tomatoes and green chilies.
If you want your veggie fix, this sheet pan meatloaf dinner is a great option. It has bacon for added flavor and is packed with onions, Brussels sprouts and green bell peppers. The dish is so good that your kids won’t even notice they’re eating their greens.
The kick in this guajillo & BBQ-glazed turkey meatloaf will give your favorite hot sauce a run for its money. Guajillo pepper sauce is mixed with a barbecue glaze for a flavor-packed dish that is both new and familiar.
You’ve never had meatloaf like this before — the dish combines two iconic meals: chicken Parmesan and, of course, meatloaf. It’s loaded with ricotta cheese, tomato sauce and red pepper flakes.
Meatloaf may be a quick and easy dinner option, but when it’s done right, it can transform your evening into a restaurant experience. In this recipe, the classic dish is elevated with one secret ingredient: Worcestershire sauce.
If you grew up with grandma’s cooking, then you likely tried her meatloaf. Well, this recipe gives you the opportunity to relive the experience. Garnish the classic pork meatloaf with a homemade mushroom sauce, scallion rings and cilantro.
The best part about this Italian herb meatloaf is that it gives you an entire meal in just a few steps. After creating the meatloaf mixture, toss it onto a pan with potatoes, add your seasoning mixture and let it bake for an hour. Be sure to resist the urge to open the oven door before the meatloaf is done — it’s a bad cooking habit you need to stop doing.
The secret to any restaurant-quality dish is in the seasoning, and this Bag ‘n Season meatloaf recipe does it right. Made with a dynamic seasoning, bell peppers and cubed potatoes, this dish is a great way to amp up the flavor in your next homemade dish.
Craving Italian food but tired of the usual suspects? Try this Italian-inspired meatloaf recipe. It’s made with ground beef, baby carrots, onion wedges and Italian seasonings.
This Mexican-inspired meatloaf ditches gluten by swapping corn tortilla chips in for breadcrumbs. It’s a great recipe if you're craving a hearty dish but you’re gluten intolerant. And now that we’ve covered all of the great ways to incorporate meatloaf into your dinner rotation, you have to try these incredible chicken recipes for busy weeknights.
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