11 Meatloaf Recipes Your Family Will Love


Compared to chicken noodle soup and mac and cheese, meatloaf is a divisive comfort food. You either love it or hate it. If you're reading this article, I'm going to assume you're in the “love it” category. I couldn't agree more.

The market next to our house sells meatloaf sandwiches and it always reminds me of my dad. He'll take meatloaf sandwiches to work with leftovers from dinner. Honestly, I'm surprised there was anything left to take; I sure don't have any when I make it for my family.

Meatloaf is an easy dinner to make, but here are a few tips to ensure success. If you're adding vegetables to the bread, make sure to chop them (a food processor is great for this). Larger pieces make it harder for the bread to stick together. Also, I use an instant read thermometer to gauge doneness. Overcooked meat can become dry and crumbly.

Traditional meatloaf is made with ground beef (or a combination of ground beef, pork, and veal), but you can use any type of ground meat to make a flavorful loaf. For the adventurous, below you'll find recipes using lamb, turkey, and plant-based meat products. Which one will you make first?


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