23 Best Meatloaf Recipes

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Meatloaf is pure comfort food –– soft, juicy, and packed with flavor! It’s the perfect hot meal that will leave you with incredible leftovers too. We absolutely love meatloaf not only because it’s easy to make, but also because there are so many different ways to prepare it. Here are some of our favorite meatloaf recipes that are so delicious, you won’t be able to stop making them!

Four different meatloafs sliced on a board.


Best Meatloaf Recipes

This list of mouthwatering meatloaf recipes is filled with a variety of ingredients and flavors throughout, including smoky BBQ, taco seasoning, mushrooms, onions, and more.

Whether you’re whipping up a classic meatloaf recipe with gravy, or assembling a delicious stuffed meatloaf, any one of these recipes will leave you with a hearty meal that is sure to be enjoyed!

1. Air Fryer Meatloaf

This easy air fryer recipe results in a perfectly moist, juicy meatloaf. Top it off with a delightful sauce made from a mixture of ketchup, brown sugar, and ground mustard!

2. Lipton Onion Soup Meatloaf

Lipton onion soup mix is the secret ingredient that gives this savory recipe its distinct flavor. Each bite of this meatloaf is packed with flavor. You can make it in either the oven or the air fryer!

3. Brown Gravy Meatloaf

This brown gravy meatloaf recipe features a rich gravy mixture made from beef stock and a roux. We love how gravy adds so much flavor and keeps the meat moist.

4. BBQ Meatloaf

Here’s a savory BBQ meatloaf recipe that will come in handy next time you’re craving comfort food. This recipe gets its unique smoky flavor not only from the BBQ sauce glaze, but also the liquid smoke and selection of seasonings. 

5. Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Simple and satisfying, you can’t go wrong with old fashioned meatloaf. Made with oats instead of breadcrumbs, this recipe is moist, juicy, and finished off with a delicious tangy topping.

6. Copycat Cracker Barrel Meatloaf

This copycat Cracker Barrel recipe is just as tasty as the original! What makes this popular creation different from other meatloaf recipes is the topping: with a teaspoon of mustard mixed in, it has a distinct sweet and sour flavor.

7. Italian Meatloaf

Featuring Italian breadcrumbs, pasta sauce, and mozzarella cheese, this hearty meatloaf will make your taste buds dance. You can even enjoy your leftovers in a sandwich or on top of pasta!

8. Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

Stuffing is a comfort food that doesn’t have to be limited to Thanksgiving dinner! Dry stuffing mix makes a great substitute for the breadcrumbs found in most meatloaf recipes, and it also helps lock in the moisture and flavor.

9. Smoked Meatloaf

Every bite of this tender meatloaf is packed with a delicious smoky flavor. The tangy glaze also adds the perfect amount of sweetness to help balance out the recipe.

10. Ritz Cracker Meatloaf

Here’s a hearty recipe that’s loaded with a heavenly combination of flavors. This meatloaf gets its notable taste and texture from Ritz crackers, cheddar cheese, onion soup mix, and a mixture of ketchup and steak sauce.

11. Taco Meatloaf

Put a twist on your next Taco Tuesday with this creative taco meatloaf! Loaded with crushed corn chips, salsa, taco seasoning, and cheese, each bite of this comforting meal will practically melt in your mouth.

12. Low Carb Meatloaf

This low carb recipe is Keto friendly and packed with tons of nutrients from the hidden veggies. Using lean meat and sugar-free ketchup is the key to making this comforting meal a healthy dinner option.

13. Mini Meatloaf

Mini food is not only delicious, but also so cute and fun to eat! With the help of a muffin pan, this recipe gives you small servings of meatloaf that are easy to serve up. We love how simple this makes family dinner!

14. Stuffed Meatloaf

One of our favorite meatloaf recipes is this stuffed recipe that oozes with gooey, melty cheese when cut open. Made from a mixture of ground beef and Italian sausage, this recipe takes your classic Italian meatloaf recipe to a whole new level.

15. Cheeseburger Meatloaf Recipe

Elevate your favorite burger recipe by turning it into meatloaf form! The key to this recipe is splitting the meat mixture in half, then inserting a layer of shredded cheese that will melt and bubble to perfection.

16. Pioneer Woman Meatloaf

Whole milk and white bread are two of the ingredients that keep this recipe moist and tender. This juicy meatloaf is best enjoyed with a side of veggies or mashed potatoes.

17. Boston Market Meatloaf

This copycat Boston Market meatloaf is sure to be a treat for your taste buds. The barbecue ketchup sauce is unmatched –– sweet, tangy, and oh so delicious.

18. Pork Meatloaf

While most meatloaf recipes use ground beef, you won’t want to skip trying this pork version! Ground pork meatloaf is flavorful and soft, and this recipe uses simple seasonings to bring out all of its flavor.

19. Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf

Take your favorite meatloaf to the next level by wrapping it in bacon. Bacon adds a wonderful salty, sweet, and smoky flavor that complements the savory flavors of this dish.

20. Garlic And Herb Meatloaf

This comforting recipe swaps the typical tomato-based topping for a scrumptious garlic butter sauce to give meatloaf a whole new flavor.

21. Mushroom Stuffed Meatloaf

Stuffed meatloaf is a game changer, and this version filled with sauteed mushrooms and cream cheese is no exception. This recipe is classy and unique, bringing a variety of textures and flavors together perfectly.

22. Cheesesteak Stuffed Meatloaf

Packed with peppers, onions, mushrooms and cheese, this creative meatloaf is guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s Philly Cheesesteak craving.

23. French Onion Meatloaf

Drenched in a bold red wine gravy, this flavorful meatloaf recipe oozes with cheese and boasts the flavors of caramelized onions and French onion in every bite.

Be sure to check out our list of some of the best meatloaf side dishes to serve with your meal.

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Four different meatloafs sliced on a board.
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Best Meatloaf Recipes

By Heather
A group of some of the best meatloaf recipes around. From classic old fashioned meatloaf to taco meatloaf.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with foil. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Mix together ground beef, milk, onion, Panko, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until combined. Form into loaf shape and place in prepared pan.
  • Place in oven and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Mix together ketchup, brown sugar, and ground mustard. Brush glaze over meatloaf and cook another 15 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.


Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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