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Ritz Cracker Meatloaf

Staff Writer
Patricia Stagich

For an easy addition to meatloaf instead of bread crumbs, try adding some crumbled Ritz Crackers.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Cup minced oinion
  • 4 Ounces Swiss cheese, cubed
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup French sour cream onion dip mix
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Mrs. Dash no-salt Original Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Ritz Crackers
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 Teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a small food processor, combine Ritz crackers, garlic clove and crushed red pepper flakes.  Pulse to fine crumbs.  Add olive oil and pulse to combine. 

In a small saute pan, add crumb mixture and cook over medium heat until crumbs are toasted and lightly brown; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, salt, pepper, onion, swiss cheese, Worcestershire sauce, onion dip and Mrs. Dash seasoning and crumb mixture and combine well.

Bake 45 minutes to one hour.  During the last 15 minutes, top with glaze of your choice.

Cracker Shopping Tip

Stocking up on no-cook items like cheese, nuts, olives, crackers, and dips will cut down on prep time and help ensure you have enough food for any unexpected guests.

Cracker Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.