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Top 10 Meatloaf Recipes

With These Tasty Recipes, You Can Actually Enjoy Meatloaf.

Tasty slices of baked meatloaf on a table.


Meatloaf might not be the most widely-loved food in the world (which is unfortunate), but it's definitely one of those forgiving and flexible dishes to date. From an open-faced meatloaf sandwich to taco meatloaf, the possibilities are endless when spicing up a classic meatloaf recipe. Read on to see the top 10 unique meat loaf recipes that you can easily add to your recipe book!


10. French Onion Meatloaf 

An image of french onion meatloaf in a pot.
Image by pixcode from Pixabay.


Looking for a warm, flavorful, and delectable meatloaf recipe? This French Onion Meatloaf is right for you. Filled with sweet caramelized onions and topped with gooey gruyère cheese, this meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food that's packed with protein but still low in calories and fat. With only 20 minutes of prep time, this meatloaf recipe is easy to prepare and is sure to be a hit at the dinner table


9. Taco Meatloaf

A photo of sliced, classic meatloaf on a plate.
Photo by Kitchen Life of a Navy Wife. (CC BY 2.0)


Spice up #tacotuesday with this Taco Meatloaf recipe! This recipe provides a bold, hearty meatloaf with a Mexican twist that you will love. At only 266 calories per serving, this meatloaf only takes 10 minutes of preparation to get a flavorful, tasty result. Combine what you love about tacos with the comfort of meatloaf and you'll be sure to love this recipe!


8. Meatloaf and Eggplant Parmesan Hybrid

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Original Photo by Marco Verch. (CC BY 2.0)


If you like eggplant parmesan, this meatloaf recipe is your match made in heaven. If you're not a fan of eggplant, you can substitute it with zucchini for the same effect. These cheesy meatloaf stacks are topped with grilled eggplant and fresh basil to give you the comforting, flavorful meatloaf that you're craving.  


7. 1770 House Meatloaf with Garlic Sauce

A photo of sliced meatloaf on a plate with green beans.
Image by Valter Cirillo from Pixabay.


Tender, moist, flavorful, what else could you ask for in a meatloaf? This 1770 House Meatloaf with Garlic Sauce recipe is the perfect alternative if you're sick of the ketchup-incorporated, classic meatloaf recipe. With its fresh herbs and garlic sauce, this recipe takes comfort food to a whole other level.


6. Meatloaf Meatballs

A photo of a plate of meatballs with a fork in one of them.
Photo by Emiliano Vittoriosi on Unsplash.


If you have 5 minutes for preparation, you can easily make these delicious Meatloaf Meatballs. This recipe is a great way to change things up from basic meatloaf to a tastier, bite-sized option that works great as leftovers. Try it out and see for yourself! You won't regret it.


5. Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

A photo of bacon-wrapped meatloaf on a plate.
Photo by Randy Chiu. (CC BY 2.0)


Are you a bacon-fanatic? This bacon-wrapped meatloaf is sure to satisfy your craving. With its sweet brown-sugar-ketchup glaze and savory bacon-wrapped covering, this recipe is sure to make your taste buds dance!


4. The Best Classic Meatloaf

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Photo by stu_spivack. (CC BY-SA 2.0)


Out of all the meatloaf recipes out there, it's almost undeniable that you can't go wrong with a classic meatloaf recipe. This tender, juicy meatloaf is the perfect main entrée to accompany mashed potatoes, vegetables, pasta; the possibilities are endless. 


3. Pepper Relish Meatloaf

A photo of meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
Photo by Jeffrey W. (CC BY 2.0)


In just 30 minutes, you can make this sweet and savory Pepper Relish Meatloaf. With a hint of pepper relish, this recipe adds a sweet-savory punch to the meatloaf that sets it apart from its competitors. Yielding 6 to 8 servings, this recipe is perfect for a family dinner.


2. Glazed Mini Meatloaves 

A pan filled with mini meatloaves.
Photo by Adventures of Pam & Frank. (CC BY 2.0)


These glazed mini meatloaves make for a delicious family meal that's super convenient when you're crunched for time. In just 30 minutes, you can make these savory, tender, juicy meatloaves that the whole family will love. 


1. Open-Faced Meatloaf Sandwich

A photo of toast with egg, cheese, meat on it.
Photo by Jonathan Pielmayer on Unsplash.


Reinvent the way you eat meatloaf with this open-faced meatloaf sandwich. Described by its creator, Edward Lee, as a sandwich with an almost breakfast-for-supper feel, this recipe is a mouth-watering one. Juicy meatloaf on top of a crispy Texas toast slice with egg, tomato and gravy. . . what isn't there to love?