Top 5 Meatloaf Recipes

Meatloaf is one of those foods people either love or hate. If you've had good meatloaf, that is, juicy loaves of tender meat, filled with flavor and good ingredients like chopped onions and herbs, then you love it. Even if you think meatloaf isn't your thing, give one of these recipes a try. And be sure to read How to Make the Best Meatloaf for, well, the best meatloaf! I also have a step by step for making Wild Rice Pesto Meatloaf. And be sure, if you have leftovers, to look at Top 10 Leftover Meatloaf Recipes.

  • 01 of 05

    My Mom's Meatloaf

    Meatloaf Dinner
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    Well, of course, this one is the best! This meatloaf is tender, comforting, and delicious. And it's so easy to make. If you do make the whole recipe, which feeds twelve, you can freeze one of the loaves for an instant dinner later on. Or it is absolutely delicious in Grilled Meatloaf Sandwiches.

  • 02 of 05

    Wild Rice Pesto Meatloaf

    Meatloaf Dinner
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    I would put wild rice and pesto into everything if I could. I think I have! A small amount of wild rice adds a wonderful nutty flavor and great texture to this special meatloaf recipe. If you can't find the tiny jars of meatloaf, just use 6 tablespoons of any prepared basil pesto.

  • 03 of 05

    Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf


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    This flavorful and spicy meatloaf uses chicken along with flavors of Buffalo Chicken Wings. It's a great choice for anyone who loves those fabulous appetizers. And since this meatloaf is so large, you'll probably have leftovers. Make Buffalo Chicken Penne Bake for dinner tomorrow night!

  • 04 of 05

    Sour Cream and Onion Meatloaf

    Meatloaf with onion
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    I developed this recipe after eating some sour cream and onion potato chips. The combination works so well with the tender beef and pork sausage. You'll love this recipe!

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  • 05 of 05

    Salmon Loaf

    Basic salmon loaf

    The Spruce

    Canned salmon is dressed up in this easy meatloaf recipe. You can use the mixture to make salmon patties too, but I think it stays more moist and tender cooked in a loaf pan.