12 Family-Friendly Meatloaf Recipes

Meatloaf is one of my favorite comfort foods, and it's incredibly versatile. Finish it with a cheese or tomato topping, season it with your favorite seasoning blend, or fill it with extra chopped veggies. The meat mixture may be varied as well. Use ground beef, turkey, chicken, pork, or a combination in any meatloaf.

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    Simple Meatloaf With Optional Topping


    The Spruce

    This easy meatloaf is topped with a simple ketchup topping or the included tangy glaze. The meatloaf is made with only six main ingredients..

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    Meatloaf Muffins

    Meatloaf Muffins
    Meatloaf Muffins. Diana Rattray

    The whole family will love these meatloaf muffins! They're an excellent alternative to the everyday sliced meatloaf.

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    Glazed Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf

    Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
    Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf. Diana Rattray

    This delicious bacon-wrapped meatloaf is enhanced with grated natural Parmesan cheese, Cajun spices, and a tasty barbecue sauce glaze.

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    Meatloaf Sliders

    Meatloaf Sliders
    Meatloaf Sliders. Diana Rattray

    A savory meatloaf mixture is baked in muffin cups and then served in slider buns with barbecue sauce and optional toppings.

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    Grilled Meatloaf

    Grilled Eggplant With Grilled Meatloaf
    Grilled Meatloaf and Eggplant. Diana Rattray

    This is the perfect meatloaf for the avid summer griller. Enjoy the summer weather and keep the house cool by baking the meatloaf on the grill!

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    Family Favorite Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf With Ketchup Topping
    Meat Loaf With Ketchup Topping. Diana Rattray

    This tasty meatloaf is seasoned with Creole seasoning and oregano. Some spicy mustard, ketchup, and sweet bell pepper add flavor and color.

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    Green Chile Meatloaf With Tex-Mex Flavors

    Green Chile Meatloaf
    Green Chile Meatloaf. Photo: Diana Rattray

    Mild green chile peppers, cilantro, chili powder, and pepper jack cheese are among the ingredients in this fabulous meatloaf. 

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    Turkey Meatloaf With Cranberry and Chili Sauce Glaze

    Ground Turkey Meatloaf With a Delicious Cranberry Glaze
    Ground Turkey Meatloaf With Cranberry Glaze. Diana Rattray

    The tangy glaze gives this turkey meatloaf great flavor. I added some ground pork to the ground turkey to give it extra fat and flavor, but ground turkey thighs would work just fine.

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    Mom's Basic Meatloaf

    Mom's Meatloaf

    The Spruce

    This versatile meatloaf is tasty as it is, but it can be tailored to your family's tastes. Add some shredded carrot, bell pepper, or a favorite seasoning blend.

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    Southwestern Style Meat Loaf

    Southwestern-Style Meat Loaf
    Southwestern-Style Meat Loaf. Diana Rattray

    Southwest seasonings are incorporated into this meatloaf, along with corn kernels, mild chiles, ripe olives, and salsa.

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    Old-Fashioned Homemade Meatloaf

    Homemade Meatloaf
    Old-Fashioned Homemade Meatloaf. Diana Rattray

    This meatloaf is finished with fresh tomatoes and sliced American cheese.

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    Savory Meatloaf With Oatmeal

    Savory meatloaf with oatmeal

    The Spruce


    I love the texture the oatmeal gives the meat mixture in this meatloaf. Add a ketchup or barbecue sauce topping, or try it with this tomato chutney.

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