35 Easy Meatloaf Recipes

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.

Instant Pot Meatloaf

There are endless recipes you can make in an Instant Pot, but this meatloaf might beat them all. Seasoned to perfection with just seven ingredients, this dish is ready in 20 minutes.

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Meatloaf Sliders

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.

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Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Sliders

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.

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Mug Meatloaf

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.

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Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

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.

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Italian Meatloaf

If you're craving Italian food, this meatloaf recipe is here to help. Loaded with Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and tomato sauce, this dish is reminiscent of home-cooked meals with mom and dad.

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The best part about meatloaf is that it doesn't need bells and whistles to be delicious, and this recipe is a testament to that statement. The classic comfort dish is made with the usual suspects: chopped onion, tomato sauce and ground beef.

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Instant Pot Potluck-Favorite Meatloaf

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.

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Mexican Meatloaf

Meatloaf recipes can be inspired by many different cuisines, and this dish in particular draws from Mexican fare that can be made at home thanks to salsa, cumin and garlic powder. This dish is sure to be a favorite.

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Baked Alaska Meatloaf

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.

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Athenian Beef Meatloaf with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

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.

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Slow Cooker Beef Meatloaf and Vegetables

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.

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Easy Sheet Pan Meatloaf and Potatoes

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.

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Olive Tapenade Meatloaf

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.

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Summertime Beef Meatloaf

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.

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Southwest Meatloaf

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.

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Classic Beef Meatloaf

Reminiscent of childhood dinners, this classic meatloaf dish has simple flavors of ketchup, onion, Worcestershire sauce and ground beef.

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Apple Cheddar Chicken Meatloaves

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.

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Five-Way Mini Meatloaves

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.

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Italian Meatloaf Cupcakes

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.

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Weeknight Mini Meatloaves

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.

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Mini Tex-Mex Turkey Meatloaves

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.

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Meatloaf Sheet Pan Dinner with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

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.

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Guajillo & BBQ-Glazed Turkey Meatloaf

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.

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Cheesy Meatloaf Parmesan

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.

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Worcestershire Meatloaf

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.

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Mexican-Style Meatloaf

Packed with flavors inspired by your favorite Mexican dishes, this meatloaf recipe is loaded with corn, onion and green pepper, as well as paprika, oregano and cayenne red pepper.

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Glazed Pork Meatloaf

This pork meatloaf recipe is far from boring. The dynamic savory-sweet soy glaze complements the meatloaf, and the sesame oil in the mashed potatoes adds a nice nutty flavor.

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Grandma’s Meatloaf with Mushrooms

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.

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Italian Herb Meatloaf with Roasted Vegetables

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.

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Bag ‘n Season Meatloaf

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.

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Easy Meatloaf

This recipe is so easy that you can even invite your kids into the kitchen to help prepare it. Just put the meatloaf mixture into an oven preheated to 350 degrees, then pour the tomato sauce over the meatloaf and bake it for about an hour.

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Meatloaf Pizza

Make pizza night at home a family affair with this meatloaf pizza recipe. Load up your crust with pepperoni, basil, meatloaf, ricotta cheese and marinara sauce.

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Italian-Style Meatloaf

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.

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Gluten Free Mexican Meatloaf

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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