The Best Meatloaf Recipes

Just about everyone knows classic meatloaf as a timeless childhood comfort food! Here are 18 of the Best Meatloaf Recipes that will have you feeling all sorts of nostalgic. These easy recipes feature your best-loved meatloaf ingredients, from juicy ground beef, lean ground chicken to veggies – plus a few new twists on old favorites!

meatloaf on plate with mashed potatoes and gravy on side

Southern Meatloaf Recipe

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Loved by kids and adults, this baked meatloaf is saucy, perfectly seasoned and comes together super easily! Is this the best ever meatloaf recipe? You’ll need to make it and find out.

Meatloaf Covered in Barbecue Sauce on a White Serving Platter

Easy Meatloaf

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This is one classic meatloaf recipe you won’t want to do without! A moist and savory meatloaf topped with a homemade glaze, ready to be paired with your favorite mashed potatoes and sides.

slices of air fryer meatloaf on plate with mashed potatoes and salad

Air Fryer Meatloaf

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The air fryer is the secret to juicy homemade meatloaf that’s ready to serve in 30 minutes! Glazed with a tangy ketchup sauce, this quick and easy meaty main is perfect for weeknight dinners.

Slice of meatloaf stuffed with mozzarella cheese.

Mozzarella Stuffed Crockpot Meatloaf

Big, bold flavors of seasoned ground beef, mozzarella cheese and spicy honey BBQ glaze come together with next to no effort in this delicious crockpot meatloaf recipe! The perfect hands-free family dinner prepared in the slow cooker.

Slices of meatloaf stacked on a plate with green beans

Ritz Cracker Meatloaf

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While some meatloaf calls for breadcrumbs, this easy recipe makes use of a genius stand-in ingredient: Ritz crackers! The perfect meatloaf for a flavorful family dinner.

Brown Sugar Meatloaf is an easy weeknight meat that combines sweet and savory in a classic dish!

Brown Sugar Meatloaf

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Sweet-meets-savory in the perfect meatloaf recipe to try out this week! Made with a brown sugar BBQ crust for the perfect balance of beefy and caramelized flavors.

A partially sliced meatloaf with cheese and caramelized onions inside.

French Onion Stuffed Meatloaf

This is definitely not-your-average meatloaf! Two comfort foods unite in this fun twist on meatloaf inspired by French onion soup, complete with an ooey-gooey au gratin topping. Smothered with caramelized onions and an irresistible saucy beef gravy!

sliced mozzarella stuffed meatball meatloaf on a platter

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf (Italian Meatloaf)

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If the idea of a giant, mozzarella-stuffed meatball sounds amazing, then this is the recipe for you! This Italian meatloaf is loaded with melted cheese, seasoned with herbs and topped with a delicious homemade spaghetti sauce.

top shot of meatloaf topped with ketchup sauce and dried parsley

Instant Pot Meatloaf

All-American comfort food made quick in the Instant Pot! You can cut back on cooking time and maximize family time with easy, succulent pressure cooker meatloaf. Served with a sweet ketchup glaze for the best authentic flavor!

bacon meatloaf sliced on parchment

Bacon Meatloaf Recipe (Bacon Infused Meatloaf!)

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For a mouthwatering spin on the classic, try this bacon infused meatloaf covered in a sweet-savory BBQ topping. Smoky, savory, and all around super delicious!

Pizza stuffed meatloaf with mozzarella cheese.

Pizza Meatloaf

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Combine your favorite pizza toppings with ground beef and mozzarella for the best stuffed meatloaf ever! Two comfort food favorites in one, and definitely the best of both worlds.

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Roasted Veggie Meatloaf with Balsamic Glaze

A family-friendly dinner that’s filled with extra veggies, this meatloaf recipe is easy to make with leftovers! Topped with a balsamic glaze, this is a healthy spin on a comfort food classic, and can even be made gluten-free!

chicken meatloaf on plate with green beans and mashed potatoes

Chicken Meatloaf Recipe

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Chicken meatloaf is the perfect lean, mean comfort food! Deliciously glazed and baked perfectly in the oven, the whole family will love this juicy meatloaf made with flavor-packed ingredients.

Sliced vegan meatloaf on cooling rack on parchment paper.

Vegan Meatloaf (Thanksgiving Main Dish)

The most epic of all vegan meatloaf recipes! Deliciously moist in texture and packed with flavor, this vegan loaf only needs 15 minutes of prep!

mini meatloaf muffins on a plate with broccoli

BBQ Meatloaf Muffins

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You’re going to love this recipe for meatloaf in bite-sized form! Saucy BBQ meatloaf muffins are healthy and versatile, ideal for low-carb meals and easy dinners.

A close up shot of mini meatloaves in a muffin tin

Italian Meatloaf Muffins

Another take on mini meatloaf muffins, this time stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese! Make this single-serving Italian meatloaf recipe in a muffin tin for added convenience.

Mini Meatloaf

Mini Meatloaf Recipe

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Last but not least, one more classic meatloaf recipe downsized into individual portions! Filled with cheddar cheese and served with tomato sauce for a delicious meaty-cheesy-tangy combination. These mini meatloaves are ready to eat in 35 minutes!

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