Our Favorite Meatloaf Recipes

Meatloaf is a comfort food classic that will never go out of style. From traditional takes slathered in ketchup or barbecue sauce to recipes with a twist like cheese-stuffed meatloaf or our sheet pan version, this family-friendly favorite is guaranteed to be a hit whenever you bring it to the dinner table.

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The Best Turkey Meatloaf

A slightly lighter version of the all-American classic, this satisfying meatloaf uses chicken broth and soaked panko to stay moist, and a mix of fresh herbs for flavor. It’s the best turkey meatloaf you’ll find!

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Mashed Potato-Stuffed Meatloaf

Forget mashed potatoes as a side dish and reinvent meatloaf with this spud-stuffed version. The potatoes are ready in no time, thanks to your microwave, and could easily become a weeknight go-to recipe all on their own.

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Good Eats Meatloaf

This easy-to-follow recipe for glaze-covered meatloaf boasts great texture and wonderful flavor.

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Sheet-Pan Glazed Meatloaf

Reinvent a classic dish with this sheet pan cooking method that is both timesaving and flavor-boosting. Who knew cookies and meatloaf had something in common?

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Mushroom and Provolone Meatloaf

Finely chopped mushrooms and shredded provolone add moisture and flavor to this glazed meatloaf.

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Mom's Turkey Meatloaf

Ellie lightens up her mom's meatloaf while still keeping all the flavor she loved as a kid. Her secret? Quick-cooking oats.

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Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Get creative with this take on a gigantic deconstructed cheeseburger! Ree combines Sunday dinner meatloaf with classic cookout ingredients for one delicious meal.

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Turkey Meatloaf TV Dinner

Serve mashed potatoes and peas alongside slices of meatloaf for this meal that's reminiscent of the frozen classic.

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The Best Meatloaf

We opted for an all-beef meatloaf rather than the traditional mix of beef, veal and pork because we wanted that satisfying big beef flavor. Milk adds richness and tenderizes the meat, preventing it from getting tough or dry. We also cook the onion instead of adding it raw as many recipes suggest, which imparts a welcome sweetness and eliminates that harsh raw onion flavor.

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Mini Skillet Meatloaves

The sauce is what sets this dish apart from the rest with its spectacular taste.

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Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf

Avoid the mess (and sticky fingers) when you’re craving a platter of Buffalo chicken wings. All you need is a slice of Damaris’ meatloaf version. It's got your chicken, hot sauce and blue cheese combined into one tasty loaf.

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Turkey Meatloaf

For a leaner take on the classic meatloaf, try ground turkey instead of beef. Serve the slices hot or enjoy them cold in a sandwich.

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Meatloaf Muffins with Barbecue Sauce

Try Rachael's easy meatloaf muffins and enjoy all the flavors of a classic meatloaf in a cute individual-portion size.

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1770 House Meatloaf

Ina Garten's delicious meatloaf comes from one of her favorite restaurants, 1770 House in East Hampton, New York.

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Dad's Meatloaf with Tomato Relish

With five stars and more than 600 reviews, Tyler's ultimate meatloaf is sure to please the whole family.

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Italian-Style Meatloaf

Upgrade your meatball sub with this marinara- and mozzarella-topped meatloaf hoagie.

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BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

Bake ground turkey mixed with flavor-filled seasonings (and top it off with a sweet-and-smoky sauce) for a meatloaf that's fit to be called BBQ!

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Mom's Meatloaf

This easy meatloaf comes together with just fifteen minutes' prep time.

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Eggplant Parmesan Meatloaf

Giada's decadent meal takes all of the amazing elements of eggplant Parmesan and combines them with a beef meatloaf.

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Keto Meatloaf

Stay on track with keto by making this alternative meatloaf. Kitchen staples like red peppers, almond flour, egg and bacon serve tasty substitutions to provide flavor and keep the meatloaf moist.

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Vegetable Meatloaf With Balsamic Glaze

In this healthy choice of meatloaf, Bobby uses balsamic glaze to add "tang" to the flavorful mixture.

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Smoked Meatloaf

Go all out with this BBQ smoked meatloaf — crowd-pleasing flavor, guaranteed!

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Meatloaf Quesadillas

Turn yesterday’s meatloaf into today's cheesy quesadilla. Bonus: it's so tasty that no one will ever guess it's made with leftovers!

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Stuffed Queso Meatloaf

There's a spicy molten center waiting in each slice of this queso-inspired meatloaf.

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Tangy Meatloaf Burgers

Grill meatloaf patties, brush them with ketchup and duck sauce and serve on hamburger buns.

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Classic Meatloaf

Keep this meatloaf recipe handy: It's the only one you'll need.

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Meatloaf Quesadillas with Cilantro Cream

Turn your leftovers into a delicious dish with these quesadillas. The cilantro adds the extra flavor that makes the taste just right.

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Veggie Meatloaf with Mushrooms and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This meatloaf is full of deep, warming flavors, including mushrooms, caramelized onions, cheese and pungent sun-dried tomatoes. Served over a bed of baby spinach, it's a perfectly satisfying meal that includes plenty of nutritious vegetables.

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Ina's Easy Meatloaf

For a meatloaf that's as easy to prepare as it is flavorful, Ina uses dry breadcrumbs, which help hold the meatloaf together.

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When it comes to cooking this bacon-wrapped meatloaf, Ree recommends using a broiler pan with a drip tray on top. "That way, as the meatloaf cooks, it won't sit in grease," she says.

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Meatless Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Who says meatloaf is just for carnivores? Substitute beef for a mixture of eggplant, mushrooms, walnuts and tofu, then enjoy this comfort food classic — without the excess fat.

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Meatloaf Lasagna

For this ultimate Italian-style dish, make a loaf packed with bacon, beef, pork and breadcrumbs. Layer the meatloaf with lasagna noodles covered in a special tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Serve with dollops of ricotta.

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Turkey Meatloaf Squares with Sweet Potatoes

Use hoisin sauce, ketchup and ginger to make the sauce for these sliced squares that pair great with scallion-flavored sweet potatoes.

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Gina's Turkey Meatloaf

The highlight of this meatloaf is the blue cheese, giving the dish a powerful punch of flavor.

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Turkey Meatloaf with Feta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Who knew that meatloaf could be so exotic? Giada combines turkey with sun-dried tomatoes, feta and milk.

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Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

This turkey meatloaf, filled with its flavorful spinach-and-feta stuffing, is the perfect dish for any occasion.

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Healthy Grilled BBQ Meatloaf Foil Pack

What makes this low-fat meatloaf speedier than the typical oven version? The reflective surface of the foil packet, which traps and intensifies the heat like a mini silver oven. Plus the loaf is slightly thinner, so it cooks more quickly while maintaining a flavorful char on the surface.

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Pilgrim Meatloaf

Rachael's make-ahead meatloaf is a great comfort food that includes the many flavors of Thanksgiving Day: turkey, cranberries, stuffing crumbs and an apple mixture. Whip up cider gravy to pour over the top and serve with your favorite side of greens.

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Cheddar BBQ Meatloaf Muffins

These meatloaf muffins — a cross between a meatball and a mini meatloaf — are easy to freeze in individual portions. Make a double batch now and freeze half for dinner next week.

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Sweet-and-Spicy Meatloaves

Brush meatloaf with peach chutney or apricot jam to give it a sweet glaze.

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