Meat loaf tends to be one of those dishes people either love or hate. I adore it and my husband would rather eat a plate of veggies than a slice of meat loaf. You have no idea how much he dislikes most vegetables too! I hope these meatloaf recipes put a smile on the face of those of you who enjoy a good meatloaf. I’ve even thrown in some great links to homemade ketchup and mayo for your meatloaf and for dressing up your meatloaf sandwiches later.
Vegetable “Meat” Loaf – My Recipes
There’s a fabulous assortment of veggies in this recipe. I personally would use pecans instead of walnuts, but that’s just me. I’m not a big fan of walnuts, but I love pecans! As with many meatloaf recipes, this one also calls for ketchup. If you don’t like the corn-syrupy type at the store, you can always make your own!
Lean Beef Meatloaf – Allrecipes
Simple and traditional, this recipe has all the basics I remember being in my mom’s meatloaf…except for the grated carrot. Nothing fancy here, which is perfect for whipping up a quick batch of meatloaf for lunch or dinner.
Quinoa and Black Bean “Meat” Loaf – Glow Kitchen
I love quinoa! I’m very excited to try out this loaf recipe. There are so many spices in it that I bet it smells amazing as it’s cooking. Even non-vegans would enjoy this blend!
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Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf – Eating Well
Talk about the opposite end of the spectrum with this recipe. This is, by far, the least vegan/vegetarian-friendly recipe. But, it does sound delicious! Bacon and cheese on top of meatloaf sounds like it might be something even my husband would try. I don’t know if he’d stray from his anti-meatloaf view though, so we’ll see.
Turkey Meatloaf – Health
A wonderful recipe for leftover turkey or even chicken, for that matter. It’s supposed to be lower in fat, but watch out for the salt content if you’re using a store-bought turkey or chicken. Some companies really pump those poor birds with so much sodium that it’ll make you dehydrated just looking at it!
Meatloaf Muffins – Stockpiling Moms
This link has a lot of recipe links attached to it, but I wanted to share the muffin tin idea. This is the best way to make individual meatloaf servings. After they cook, you can even plop some mashed potatoes on top with a bit of cheese and allow it to bake a little longer in the oven. It’s like twice-baked potatoes and meatloaf all in one. You can freeze these little servings too and thaw them out whenever you get a hankering for meatloaf.
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Rainbow Veggie Meatloaf – Make Meals Mama
To make this even more of a ‘rainbow’, you could use a combination of red and yellow peppers. Also, put a bit of lemon juice on some diced up purple onions and that’ll add some nice color too, instead of using only white onions. I love the pictures included with this recipe too. Those always help me when I’m trying something new.
Meatloaf with Oats – Epicurious
You can use oats in place of bread crumbs for a gluten-free version of meatloaf. Be sure to read the labels on the oats though. Some are processed in plants which also process wheat products. If you are making meatloaf for someone who has a severe wheat allergy, check those labels!
Venison Meatloaf – Honest Food
This recipe takes meatloaf to a whole new level. It contains most of the basic meatloaf ingredients, but also includes; venison, fennel, and Italian cheese. To top it off, marinara sauce is used instead of ketchup! It sounds like it’s worth trying out the next time we get some venison.
Lentil “Meat” Loaf – The Simple Veganista
My son grew up on lentil burgers and loved them. I never made a big enough batch of lentil burgers to turn them into a lentil loaf instead, but this recipe sounds divine. This will probably be on the menu the next time he comes home for a visit!
Layered Creamed-Spinach Meatloaf – Delish
Creamed spinach on crackers is fantastic, but I never thought about incorporating it into my meatloaf. This sounds like it would be great for sandwiches later too.
Even if you aren’t a true fan of meatloaf, I’m sure you’ll find something among this long list of recipes that sounds appetizing. I think it’s all about the spices, and sometimes the topping, when it comes to creating a loaf of any kind. Don’t be afraid to try something new! And, if it is truly a delectable masterpiece, by all means, please share your recipes!
What’s your favorite meatloaf recipe?
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