20+ Comforting Meatloaf Recipes

When I think about fall, I think about comfort food; and when I think about comfort food, I think about meatloaf recipes!

There is nothing more comforting on chilly fall day than a warm slice of meatloaf served with mashed potatoes. And we all love a nice meatloaf glaze.

Traditional Meatloaf Recipes

Guinness and Cheddar Meatloaf is packed with vegetables simmered in stout beer and fresh sage topped with crispy bacon and a sweet molasses glaze. #baconwrappedmeatloaf #easymeatloafrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Guinness and Cheddar Meatloaf

Guinness and Cheddar Meatloaf is packed with vegetables simmered in stout beer and fresh sage topped with crispy bacon and a sweet molasses glaze.
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two slices of meatloaf over mashed potatoes topped with corn

Southwest Meatloaf

Southwest Meatloaf is a classic meatloaf recipe with a southwestern spin. Crushed tortilla chips and bottled salsa give this easy meatloaf a zesty edge.
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Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe

This delicious Slow Cooker Meatloaf is moist and tender with an irresistible sweet and tangy sauce — and it couldn't be easier to make!
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Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf blends Italian sausage and ground beef with spices and cheese for a tender one dish meal. The perfect family meal!
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French Onion Meatloaf with Onion Gravy

French Onion Meatloaf uses a blend of spices with caramelized onions and a savory onion gravy. The ultimate comfort meal.
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Best Chicken Meatloaf Recipe

Italian Chicken Meatloaf is the best kind of comfort food! A twist on a classic, it’s ready in 1 hour- perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
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5 spice meatloaf cut into slices on a plate

Meatloaf with Apricot Ginger Glaze

This Meatloaf with Apricot Ginger Glaze with Chinese 5 Spice and Scallions is a fresh take on an old classic that’s kid approved!
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Mexican meatloaf sliced on a plate

Mexican Meatloaf

One of my favorite meatloaf recipes, this Mexican Meatloaf is a tasty twist on a classic! This hearty meatloaf recipe uses spicy flavors of cumin, cilantro, green chiles and chorizo.
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Pancetta wrapped meatloaf on a cutting board with a knife

Pancetta-Wrapped Blue Cheese Meatloaf

A meatloaf recipe that both looks amazing and tastes as good as it looks? You gotta make this Pancetta-Wrapped Blue Cheese Meatloaf!
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Asian meatloaf cut into slices

Asian Meatloaf

Give a fun Asian twist to a classic comfort food dish with this paleo Asian Meatloaf. It’s crazy easy to make yet so full of flavor!
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Green chile meatloaf on a cutting board

Green Chile Meatloaf

This Green Chile Meatloaf has a spicy, flavorful kick – thanks to green chiles mixed in and a chipotle sauce on top!
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Mini Meatloaf Recipes

close up of a meatloaf muffin with mashed potatoes on top

Meatloaf Muffins

Using a simple meatloaf recipe, meatloaf muffins are individual sized servings frosted with mashed potatoes and garnished with French fried onions.
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Five mini football meatloaf with lettuce

Football Mini Meatloaf

Looking for a fun and easy football party food? Try this Football Mini Meatloaf recipe!
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Stuffed Meatloaf Recipes

Veggie Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe- The most tender meatloaf ever! Stuffed with carrot and zucchini and topped with a zesty ketchup blend with a special ingredient. Come see what makes this meatloaf one even meatloaf-haters will LOVE! www.savoryexperiments.com

Stuffed Meatloaf

Stuffed Meatloaf is a tender meat mix stuffed with shredded vegetables and topped with a zesty and sweet sauce. The perfect comfort meal! 
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Lasagna stuffed meatloaf on a plate

Lasagna Stuffed Meatloaf

Transform a family favorite pasta recipe into another comfort food when you make this Lasagna Stuffed Meatloaf!
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Pizza meatloaf cut into slices on a cutting board

Pizza Stuffed Meatloaf

This Pizza Stuffed Meatloaf satisfies a pizza craving without the carbs and grains. This recipe is kid-friendly, super simple and fun to make!
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Chicken parmesan meatloaf cut in half

Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf

What happens when you combine two classic dinner entrees into something new and different? You get this delicious Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf!
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Slow Cooker and Instant Pot Meatloaf

Instant pot meatloaf on a white plate

Instant Pot Meatloaf

Move over baked meat loaf! With this Instant Pot Meatloaf recipe, you’ll be able to make flavorful meat loaf conveniently in your Instant Pot.
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Air Fryer Meatloaf Sliders

These Air Fryer Meatloaf Sliders are great for feeding a crowd or getting dinner on the table quickly and easily!
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Meatloaf and veggies in a crock pot

Crock Pot Meatloaf

This Crock Pot Meatloaf is topped with Ketchup and made in the slow cooker with carrots and potatoes! Throw this delicious Crockpot Meatloaf in your slow cooker this week!
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Best Chicken Meatloaf Recipe

4.13 from 24 votes
Italian Chicken Meatloaf is the best kind of comfort food! A twist on a classic, it’s ready in 1 hour- perfect for an easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spritz a baking dish with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  • Place the ground chicken in a large bowl. Add the egg, parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs, onion and garlic on top of the meat. Season with parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Use your hands to mix the ingredients together until combined. This might take a few minutes and effort since you want to make sure that the ingredients are well-dispersed in the meat.
  • Place the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish and form into a loaf. Mine was 6 ½” (L) x 3 3/4 “ (W) x 1 ¼” (H). The taller your meatloaf is, the longer it will take to bake.
  • Pour the tomato sauce on top of the meatloaf, and sprinkle additional cheese on it.
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through. The meatloaf’s internal temperature should reach 165°F at the thickest spot.
  • Once out of the oven, let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving with your favorite sides.
  • If you've tried this recipe, please come back and let us know how it was in the comments or ratings!


How to know when the meatloaf is done: Use an instant read digital kitchen thermometer to check your meatloaf’s internal temperature. Insert the tip of the thermometer into the thickest spot of the meatloaf, careful not to poke all the way through. If the temperature reads 165°F, you’re good to go!
How to store leftovers: Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days tops. We like to scrape the tomato sauce from the bottom of the baking dish and store that with the meatloaf, as well, since it offers a ton of flavor.
Make ahead instructions: If you want to make this meatloaf even easier, mix it and form it the morning of OR the night before. Place on the prepared baking dish and wrap tightly in plastic wrap before refrigerating. When it’s time to bake, top with the tomato sauce and parmesan, then bake for the specified time.
How to freeze: You can freeze this meatloaf after forming it! To do this, form the meatloaf and gently place the raw meatloaf on a sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap it tightly before transferring it to the freezer. Defrost the meatloaf in the fridge on a plate while still wrapped. Once defrosted, bake according to the recipe.


Calories: 331 kcal, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 30 g, Fat: 15 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 147 mg, Sodium: 1535 mg, Potassium: 1079 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 7 g, Vitamin A: 809 IU, Vitamin C: 13 mg, Calcium: 237 mg, Iron: 4 mg
Author: Erin Parker
Calories: 331
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken meatloaf, italian meatloaf
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19+ Comforting Meatloaf Recipes you will want to make tonight!
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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