Our Best Meatloaf Recipes to Add to Your Dinner Rotation

Meat Loaf with Creamy Onion Gravy

When you're in need of a meal that's warm, hearty, and comforting, these meatloaf recipes definitely deliver. Some of our favorites include a marinara sauce-topped turkey meatloaf, with a flavor reminiscent of meatballs. Rocco Dispirito's beef, turkey, and mushroom meatloaf recipe is gluten-free. There's even a red wine meatloaf glaze which pairs well with a bottle of Cabernet (naturally). You'll find your best meatloaf recipe here.

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Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey Meat Loaf
© Abby Hocking

Sweet Italian turkey sausage and freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese lend an almost meatball-like flavor to this moist and marinara-topped turkey meatloaf.

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Gluten-Free Beef, Turkey and Mushroom Meatloaf

Beef, Turkey and Mushroom Meat Loaf
© Fredrika Stjärne

In this gluten-free meatloaf recipe, chef Rocco DiSpirito cuts back on some of the meat and swaps in earthy cremini mushrooms, combining them with lean ground beef and turkey to create a meatloaf that's moist and tasty. Serve the finished dish with mashed potatoes and roasted tomatoes.

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Veal and Mushroom Meatloaf with Bacon

Veal-and-Mushroom Meat Loaf with Bacon

The original version of this recipe, from Dine with Your Friends, published in 1936 by the Women's Faculty Club of Northwestern University Medical School, called for a mixture of boiled ham and ground veal. We substituted bacon for the ham to add a nice hint of smokiness.

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Meatloaf with Red Wine Glaze

Meat Loaf with Red Wine Glaze
© Marcus Nilsson

New York chef Shea Gallante brushes his meatloaf with a sophisticated red wine glaze, which caramelizes as it bakes. The glaze also makes the meatloaf especially nice when paired with red wine.

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Classic Meatloaf with Creamy Onion Gravy

Meat Loaf with Creamy Onion Gravy

This meatloaf boasts a mixture of ground beef and pork, along with grated cheese, which melts as it bakes. The creamy onion gravy served alongside is optional, but takes this meatloaf over the top. The recipe makes enough meatloaf for a crowd, so you may have leftovers. Cut the leftover meatloaf into thick slices and brown in a skillet to serve, alongside the onion gravy.

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Mom's Meatloaf

© Fredrika Stjärne

This is a classic meatloaf recipe taken to the next level. The blend of beef, pork, and veal gives it lots of richness and flavor from the fatty meat, while the chopped bacon added to the mix lends it a smoky touch. 

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