Top Ten 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 10

    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 10


    Overhead view of classic meatloaf and bowl of salad on cutting board
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    This is another old family recipe. A meatloaf mixture flavored with bacon is stuffed with tender rice mixed with garlic dip. I have a hard time resisting this meatloaf!

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    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 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.

  • 04 of 10

    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!

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  • 05 of 10

    Hash Brown Potato Meatloaf

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    Hash brown potatoes add nutrition, fiber, flavor, and great texture to this easy meatloaf recipe. You can shred your own potatoes if you'd like, but the frozen potatoes are a really good product.

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    Bacon Mushroom Meatloaf

    Meatloaf with mashed potatoes
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    Mushrooms are a wonderful addition to any meatloaf recipe. They add great moisture and stretch meat without diluting the flavor. And bacon, well - when has bacon ever done anything but good for a recipe? Leftovers of this recipe would be fabulous in Meatloaf Spaghetti.

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    Ranch Chicken Loaf

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    Ground chicken, ranch-flavored tortilla chips, and ranch dressing combine to make a flavorful, moist meatloaf everyone will love. You could substitute ground turkey for the chicken if you'd like, or use a combination of ground pork and beef.

  • 08 of 10

    Sour Cream and Onion Meatloaf

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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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  • 09 of 10

    Salmon Loaf

    Basic salmon loaf

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    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.

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    Sicilian Stuffed Meatloaf

    Meat roll, meatloaf, minced beef with vegetables, olives
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    And another old-fashioned recipe! This is a variation on a recipe I first saw in 'Foods Men Love', an article in a woman's magazine from the 1960s. The meatloaf is stuffed with a swirl of thinly sliced ham and a mixture of cheeses. Yum.