Microwave Meatloaf

Classic meatloaf from the microwave

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
259 Calories
14g Fat
9g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 259
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 23g
Calcium 34mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Cook meatloaf in your microwave. This easy recipe is part of a collection of meatloaf including recipes for Ranch chicken meatloaf, Russian meat patties, and pizza meatloaf. Here you can make a recipe for your classic meatloaf. It's delicious and made quickly at home.


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • Optional: minced garlic (to taste)
  • 3 tbsp. quick cooking oats
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. dried marjoram leaves
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lb. ground chuck
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp. prepared mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine oil, onion, and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes on high until soft.

  3. Combine with oats, 1/2 the tomato sauce, thyme, marjoram, garlic salt, pepper, and egg in a large bowl. Mix in meat with your hands. Gently shape into an 8x4 inch loaf.

  4. Place into a 9x5 inch glass loaf pan, making sure the meat mixture doesn't touch the sides of the pan. Cover pan with microwave-safe waxed paper. Microwave at high power for 5 minutes, then carefully siphon off the juices using a turkey baster.

  5. Combine brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and mustard with remaining tomato sauce. Spoon this mixture over the meatloaf, making sure to evenly coat top and sides.

  6. Return pan to the microwave, rotating one-half turn. Cover pan with microwave-safe waxed paper and cook at 50% for 15 to 20 minutes or until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in the center of the loaf registers 160 F.

  7. Cover with foil and let stand 5 minutes on a solid surface before serving. (The temperature of the meatloaf will rise about 10 degrees during standing time.)

  8. Serve and enjoy!