Meatloaf Recipes

4 of the Best Meatloaf Recipes

You probably grew up eating it, but when was the last time meatloaf graced your table? The epitome of comfort food, a good, homemade meatloaf is like the dinner version of a warm hug.

Even if you never learned how to make meatloaf, we’ve got you covered. From single serving-sized to keto-friendly to sweet and tangy, we’ve handpicked a few of the easiest and best meatloaf recipes out there, so you can cozy up to a forkful of this childhood favorite tonight.

Cheeseburger Meatloaf Cups

You can remove the gluten and keep your meatloaf just as tender by swapping breadcrumbs with almond flour in these fun-to-eat cups, adorned with popular cheeseburger toppings.

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 20 minutes | Total: 40 minutes | Serves: 12 | Difficulty: Easy

Cheeseburger Meatloaf Cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Kroger Brand 85% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweet onion, chopped
  • ½ cup dill pickles, chopped
Cheeseburger Meatloaf Cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. Kroger Brand 85% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweet onion, chopped
  • ½ cup dill pickles, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 12-cup muffin pan; place on top of rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, mix together beef, cheese, almond flour, milk, egg, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders until thoroughly blended.
  3. Divide meat mixture between muffin cups; press firmly into pan.
  4. In small bowl, stir together ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. Brush over meatloaf cups.
  5. Bake 20-22 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  6. Serve meatloaves topped with sprinkle of chopped onion and pickles.

Keto Chicken Bacon Meatloaf Sheet Pan Meal

Need to get a home-cooked meal on the table in a hurry? These mini chicken meatloaves cook faster than a traditional loaf, meaning dinner is ready sooner.

Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Total: 50 minutes | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Keto Chicken Bacon Meatloaf Sheet Pan Meal

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ lbs. ground chicken
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 1½ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¾ tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 16 oz. Kroger Brand Fresh Green Beans
Keto Chicken Bacon Meatloaf Sheet Pan Meal

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1½ lbs. ground chicken
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

  • 1½ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¾ tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 16 oz. Kroger Brand Fresh Green Beans

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In small skillet over medium heat, warm 1 teaspoon oil. Cook onion 3 to 5 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat.
  • In large bowl, mix together onion, chicken, almond flour, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper and thyme. Form into 4 mini loaves. Wrap each loaf with 1 slice bacon.
  • On one side of rimmed baking sheet, arrange mini meatloaves. One opposite side, toss green beans with 2 teaspoons oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes, until internal temperature of meatloaves reaches 165°F.
  • Serve meatloaves with green beans.

Sweet and Tangy Meatloaf

Give your classic meatloaf recipe a modern upgrade. This flavorful version features a sweet and tangy twist!.

Prep: 30 minutes | Cook: 1 hour | Total: 1 hour, 30 minutes | Serves: 6 | Difficulty: Easy

Sweet and Tangy Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Simple Truth Organic™ Ground Beef 85/15
  • ½ lb. ground pork
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups breadcrumbs, plus more if needed
  • 4 oz. Simple Truth™ Uncured Smoked Ham, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

  • ¼ cup Simple Truth Organic™ Ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¼ cup Simple Truth Organic™ Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 slices bacon
Sweet and Tangy Meatloaf

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Simple Truth Organic™ Ground Beef 85/15
  • ½ lb. ground pork
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups breadcrumbs, plus more if needed
  • 4 oz. Simple Truth™ Uncured Smoked Ham, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

  • ¼ cup Simple Truth Organic™ Ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¼ cup Simple Truth Organic™ Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 2 slices bacon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line broiler pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In large bowl, stir together all ingredient except tomato sauce and bacon until just combined.
  3. Shape mixture into a loaf; place in prepared pan.
  4. Pour tomato sauce evenly over meatloaf. Arrange bacon slices on top.
  5. Bake 1 hour or until cooked through. Let stand 10 minutes. Slice and serve.

Italian Meatloaf Wrapped in Pancetta

This impressive yet easy meatloaf recipe can be made ahead of time; any leftovers can simply be frozen into individual slices for later reheating.

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 1 hour, 45 minutes | Total: 2 hours | Serves: 8 | Difficulty: Easy

Italian Meatloaf Wrapped in Pancetta

Ingredients:

  • Simple Truth Organic™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 2 lbs. Kroger Brand Fresh Ground Turkey 85% Lean
  • 1 lb. Kroger Brand Sweet Ground Italian Sausage
  • ¾ cup Private Selection™ Italian Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup Kroger Brand Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1½ cups Kroger Brand Marinara Pasta Sauce, divided
  • 1 package (3 oz.) sliced pancetta
Italian Meatloaf Wrapped in Pancetta

Ingredients:

  • Simple Truth Organic™ Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 2 lbs. Kroger Brand Fresh Ground Turkey 85% Lean
  • 1 lb. Kroger Brand Sweet Ground Italian Sausage
  • ¾ cup Private Selection™ Italian Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup Kroger Brand Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 1½ cups Kroger Brand Marinara Pasta Sauce, divided
  • 1 package (3 oz.) sliced pancetta

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 5”x9”x3” loaf pan with cooking spray. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together meat, breadcrumbs, salt, eggs, cheese and ½ cup marinara sauce. Mix just until blended.
  2. Shape into a loaf; place into prepared pan. Arrange slices of pancetta over top, tucking the ends inside the sides of the loaf pan.
  3. Wrap loaf with parchment paper and sheet of aluminum foil; bake 1 hour. Uncover and continue baking 45 minutes.
  4. Using a meat thermometer, check that the temperature has registered at least 165°F. Pour off excess fat; allow to cool in pan at least 10 minutes before removing. Cut into 8-10 slices.
  5. Heat remaining marinara sauce. Serve sliced meatloaf with sauce, pasta and green vegetables. Cool completely before storing in refrigerator or freezer.

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