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Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze

Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy glaze that adds so much flavor to the meatloaf. Serve the easy meatloaf with mashed potatoes and a side of asparagus

Meatloaf recipe sliced and served on a plate with mashed potatoes and vegetables

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Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our Meatloaf recipe.

Meatloaf Recipe:

Ground beef mixed with onion, Panko breadcrumbs, fresh parsley and seasonings produces an irresistibly tender and juicy meatloaf. The sweet and tangy glaze adds amazing flavor to this classic meatloaf.

meatloaf glazed with meatloaf sauce

Tips on How to Make the BEST Meatloaf:

  • DO NOT OVERMIX which can result in a tough/dense meatloaf
  • Line your loaf pan with parchment paper with edges hanging over the pan for easier removal of meatloaf. 
  • Keep the juices from the pan and pour over the sliced meatloaf before serving.
  • Chop the onion finely, allowing it to cook through (or sautee onion before adding)
  • Gently press meat into the pan so it holds its shape.
  • Rest meatloaf for 10 minutes before slicing

Collage how to make meatloaf and shape into pan.

What is the Best Meat for Meatloaf?

You want to use ground beef that is 85% or 90% lean meat. Do not worry about using lean meat – the rest of the ingredients will keep your meatloaf moist and juicy. Avoid super lean meats. 

Meatloaf Sauce:

This meatloaf sauce is incredible as a glaze for the meatloaf with the perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors. Ketchup combined with brown sugar, garlic and onion powder, salt, pepper and vinegar creates an irresistible sauce. Once baked, the glaze caramelizes and is SO GOOD! 

Step-by-step collage how to make the best sauce for a Meatloaf recipe.

Can I bake Meatloaf on a baking sheet?

For crispier edges, bake meatloaf on a baking sheet. Out of foil, create a self-made pan with edges to keep the drippings from the meatloaf as it’s baked. Shape meatloaf and place into the foil. Continue with baking instructions. NOTE: Baking time may slightly vary, depending on the shape and thickness of the meatloaf.

baked meatloaf sliced and ready to serve

How long to cook Meatloaf?

Cook the meatloaf uncovered for 40 minutes at 375°F. Add the sauce, and bake an additional 15-20 minutes, or until internal temperature is 160°F. If using a smaller loaf pan than 9″x5″, increase cooking time.

how long to cook meatloaf in loaf pan

Leftover Meatloaf?

If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, here are some leftover meatloaf ideas (and I’d love to hear your ideas in a comment below):

Can you freeze Meatloaf?

Yes, meatloaf may be frozen before cooking. To freeze, prepare meatloaf per instructions. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze.

Defrost the raw meatloaf in the refrigerator covered. Continue with baking instructions.

Meatloaf served on a plate with potatoes and greens and garnished with parsley

More Easy Dinner Recipes to try:

Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze

4.92 from 179 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!

Amazing homemade Meatloaf Recipe. The meatloaf is so tender and juicy on the inside with a sweet and tangy sauce that glazes the meatloaf and adds so much flavor!

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: meatloaf, meatloaf recipe
Cuisine: American
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Calories: 344 kcal
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

Meatloaf Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef 85% or 90% lean
  • 1 med onion finely chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbsp ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground paprika

Meatloaf Sauce Ingredients:

Instructions

  1. Line a 9”x5” loaf pan with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients for the meatloaf. Mix well to combine.
  3. Add meat to the loaf pan, gently press meat down and shape evenly and bake meatloaf at 375˚F for 40 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl, mix all of the ingredients together for the sauce. Spread the sauce over meatloaf then return to oven and bake additional 15-20 minutes. Rest meatloaf 10 minutes before slicing. Drizzle with baking juices from the pan.  

Nutrition Facts
Meatloaf Recipe with the Best Glaze
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 910mg40%
Potassium 507mg14%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 4.5mg5%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Teri
    April 5, 2020

    Just finished dinner and my husband of 35 years said this was the best meatloaf I have ever made! I added a roll of Bob Evans Sage Sausage as I had one that needed to be used in the freezer. I didn’t have quite enough ketchup for the glaze so I used a little Open Pit barbecue sauce. This recipe is a keeper! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2020

      What a great compliment from your husband, Teri! That makes me so happy and inspired – thank you for giving a great review and feedback. Reply

  • Christine Nieminen
    April 5, 2020

    I am preparing this right now 🙂 I can not wait. I never did a meatloaf with a glaze, so I feel I was missing out. ( I am placing bacon around it ) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 5, 2020

      Awesome! How did it go? Reply

  • namitche
    April 4, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I have a meatloaf mixture of beef, pork and veal. Can I use that and if so, should I adjust an other ingredients? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 4, 2020

      HI Namitche, I haven’t tested that exact combination but I imagine it may work! If you experiment please let me know how you like the recipe. Reply

  • Kim
    April 3, 2020

    Good morning I was wondering if I can add some mild Italian sausage to this ? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 3, 2020

      Hi Kim, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work & it sounds delicious! If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Reply

      • kim
        April 3, 2020

        Thank you I will let you know how it turns out. Reply

  • Leslie Morrissette
    April 2, 2020

    Delicious! Did not have a meatloaf pan, so I formed the loaf on a baking sheet (on top of parchment paper), and cooked for the same amount of time. Turned out great! Plan to use the leftovers for spaghetti and meat sauce  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2020

      Hi Leslie, Thank you so much for sharing that with me! That’s so great! Reply

  • Ella
    March 31, 2020

    So excited to make this for lunch tomorrow!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      Nice, I cannot wait for you to try this out. Please update us and let us know how it goes! Reply

      • Ella
        April 1, 2020

        Thanks Natasha! another big hit for my family! the asparagus with parmesan was so good and the meatloaf was really flavorful. Thanks again! Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          April 1, 2020

          Love it! Thanks for the great feedback. Reply

  • Suria
    March 31, 2020

    Delicious!!! My family loved.
    Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 31, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that with me! Reply

  • Kurt
    March 29, 2020

    Made it maybe a month ago.
    Making it for a second time so I have leftovers for the next week while social distancing. It’s really, really good. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Sounds like a good plan, Kurt Enjoy cooking and of course eating! Reply

  • Wendy Suvino
    March 29, 2020

    I made this meatloaf yesterday and it’s absolutely delicious! I sautéed the onions and garlic before adding them to the mixture. I also added a tbsp or so of Worcestershire sauce to the mix as well. It tends to add just a bit more depth to the overall flavor. Really yummy!! Thanks for the recipe Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      Yay love that you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for the tip too, it’s very useful information! Reply

    • Lisa
      March 30, 2020

      This was excellent and easy! Probably the best meat loaf I have ever had. I grated the onion because it’s easy that finely chopping and added some grated cheddar ( always add cheese to my meatballs and meat loaf). This was so moist, it was falling apart as I was slicing it and had great flavor! Thanks, I love all of your recipes. Also, my very picky 4 year old gobbled it up! Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        March 30, 2020

        Thanks for sharing that with us. That’s actually a nice idea to great the onion I bet it saved you some time. I’m glad you and your family enjoyed this recipe and I hope you love every recipe that you try! Reply

  • Roederer
    March 25, 2020

    Very good meatloaf. I WillRo do this recipe again Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2020

      Isn’t the flavor amazing! I’m so glad you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Deb
    March 25, 2020

    This was so delicious. It was so moist and the glaze was the bomb. I made a sandwich with the one slice that was leftover and it was just as yummy  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review with me, Deb! Reply

  • Christie
    March 24, 2020

    I love this recipe! Made it a few times and the family loves it!
    Question – I only have 1 lb ground beef right now, if I half all the other ingredients will I be ok? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 24, 2020

      That should work Christie! I hope you love this recipe. Reply

  • Hope Merrill
    March 21, 2020

    Made this a few times. I’m trying some bbq instead of ketchup tonight for a different flavor. Thank you for this recipe. It is a standard at our house now. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 21, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • mindy
    March 20, 2020

    I made this a couple months ago and It was big hit!!
    I am making again right now. This time I will freeze it for later.
    Thank you for sharing wonderful recipe and I hope you and your family doing well! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 20, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Mindy! Reply

  • CCollins
    March 18, 2020

    Sorry, but we both really disliked this recipe. Strange flavor combination, and it did not hold together at all. We love meatloaf, but this one was a big fail for us, and I actually threw away the leftovers. Reply

    • Natasha
      March 18, 2020

      Hi, I’m sorry to hear that – this is a very popular recipe for us. Did you possibly make any substitutions or changes? This is a pretty traditional flavor combination for meatloaf. Reply

  • Charlotte
    March 16, 2020

    Made this tonight! So good. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Linda R.
    March 14, 2020

    Always make sloppy joe’s the next day for dinner. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2020

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that tip with me! Reply

  • Juanita
    March 14, 2020

    Do you have a recipe for turkey meatloaf? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 14, 2020

      Hi Juanita, we have this awesome Meatloaf recipe here several of our readers shared that they used turkey and it turned out fantastic. I hope that helps. Reply

  • Daria
    March 12, 2020

    Made this yesterday and it turned out great! I fried the onion before adding it to the mixture because I don’t like the crunchy raw onion texture. Also added some sticky fingers bbq sauce to the glaze. We loved it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Kirsten Holster
    March 11, 2020

    Dinner tonight! Love your videos! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 11, 2020

      Yum! I bet your home smells amazing right now! Enjoy your dinner! Reply

  • Anne
    March 10, 2020

    Another wonderful recipe! My husband and children said it was the best meatloaf they have ever had! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 10, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m all smiles Reply

  • terri Appleget
    March 9, 2020

    I’ve been making meatloaf for decades and this recipe is my favorite. It makes a delicious meatloaf! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Terri! Reply

  • Kinga
    March 7, 2020

    Fantastic recipe. Just what I was looking for. Thanks . Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 7, 2020

      Thanks for the great feedback! Reply

  • Brian
    March 3, 2020

    Actually going to try this with deer meat tomorrow Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      I hope you love it! We look forward to your feedback using deer meat. Reply

  • Rebecca
    March 3, 2020

    I normally do not like meatloaf, but my fiancé does. I made this for him when he came to visit and it was delicious!! This is now my go to meatloaf recipe!!! Yum!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite. Thank you for that wonderful feedback Rebecca! Reply

  • Xiomara
    March 2, 2020

    My husband loves meatloaf, but I’ve never made it for him before, basically because I was afraid he wouldn’t like what I made (I don’t really cook). 32 years later and thanks to your recipe, he loved dinner tonight.
    Thank you Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2020

      That’s awesome and I’m really happy that he loved this recipe. I hope it inspired you to cook more for him. Reply

  • Debra Mohabeer
    March 1, 2020

    Can I make it without ground beef? Maybe turkey? Or ground pork? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2020

      That should work too. Someone shared that they used turkey and it turned out fantastic! Reply

  • Theresa
    February 29, 2020

    I’ve been making this for a while and love this recipe. Thank you. It’s a stead fast recipe when your tired and it holds for a couple of days. Though in this household it only lasts maybe 2 days. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 29, 2020

      Awesome thank you for your feedback, Theresa! Reply

  • DEE
    February 29, 2020

    Love the sause, I would definitely recommend draining most of the grease before adding sauce, I didn’t and found the meat way too greasy and I used lean hamburger! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 29, 2020

      Thanks for the tip! Reply

    • Monica
      March 17, 2020

      I made this today. It came out really tasty. I just have a question. After baking uncovered for 40 min, the meatloaf still had meat juices on top. Is this right or should I’ve cooked it more time before adding the glaze? Taste was great but the glaze turned out more liquid than how it looks like in the picture. Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 18, 2020

        Hi Monica, there will be some juice. As long as it is clear and the meat is cooked through it is safe. One of our readers mentioned using bread to soak up the juices before brushing the glaze on. Reply

        • Monica
          March 18, 2020

          Good idea, I’ll do that next time, so that the glaze remains more consistent. It even looked kind of weird when the glazed mixed with the juices. Taste was still very very good. I will take some juice off next time. Thank you!! Reply

  • Jim Bay
    February 27, 2020

    I used balsamic vinegar. It was awesome! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 27, 2020

      That’s so great! Thank you for sharing that Jim! Reply

  • Mickey Guidry
    February 27, 2020

    Made this last night for my family and it was the best Meatloaf I ever had. Changed it up slightly, using 80/20 ground meat. White wine vinegar due to not having white vinegar, and I added Cayenne pepper to the mix to satisfy our Cajun taste buds. 86’d the fresh parsley due to not having it. The topping sauce was really amazing. Had to bake slightly longer maybe due to using a thicker Pyrex 9×5 baking dish, but I did 50 min uncovered, and 30 min more with sauce, let stand 15 min before slicing and it was very juicy and fully cooked. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 27, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • Aimee Shugarman
    February 26, 2020

    OMG this was wonderful. My kids devoured every bite! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      Hello Aimee! Thank you for your wonderful review. Your comment just made me smile thank you. Reply

  • paige
    February 26, 2020

    Wow, so delicious and super easy too! I’ll be hanging on to this recipe! Great for sandwiches the next day too 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      So glad to hear that you loved this Paige. Thanks for the great review! Reply

  • wilhelmina
    February 26, 2020

    I absolutely loved this meatloaf! It turned out so perfect and tasted even better than what I remember growing up, yum! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      Thank you for your wonderful feedback! It’s one of our all time favorites too. Reply

  • Powerline
    February 24, 2020

    Just made it. It was EVERYTHING!!!! Wouldn’t change anything. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Annie
    February 23, 2020

    Delicious! Very flavorful and moist. This was a big hit with our family. I would recommend using 1 cup of breadcrumbs so that the loaf sticks together better. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Elaine Austria
    February 19, 2020

    Easy recipe and delicious. I added some sauteed spinach, it was really good. I will make this again. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 19, 2020

      Isn’t the flavor amazing! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Katie C.
    February 17, 2020

    I made this again tonight but did the free form version. I think it’s better this way. So good with mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • KC
    February 17, 2020

    First time making meatloaf and this will be the only recipe I will use from now on. Best meatloaf I’ve ever had. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 17, 2020

      Sounds like you found a new favorite KC! Thank you for that wonderful feedback. Reply

  • Greta
    February 15, 2020

    Love this recipe … and I don’t even like meatloaf! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 16, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • KAREN CONDER
    February 15, 2020

    Strange as it may seem if someone doesn’t have any breadcrumbs on hand, Crushed Cornflakes, is excellent in meatloaf. I was desperate one day, without bread crumbs and used the cornflakes. It turned out great!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us Karen! Reply

  • Sue
    February 15, 2020

    I made this meatloaf tonight so simple so tasty thank you Natasha love your recipes  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2020

      You’re welcome Sue! I’m so glad you’re enjoying this recipe. Reply

  • Melba Sleeper
    February 14, 2020

    Just made this meatloaf recipe for dinner tonight and it was great. I’m not a fan of meatloaf but my family is. A couple of things that I like is that it was tender, seasoned really well, and the glaze on top is amazing. Sweet and good. Thank you for giving me a new way of making meatloaf. I will now make this all the time. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 14, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful review Melba! I’m so glad you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Jane
    February 13, 2020

    Excellent meatloaf recipe. I did it in the pressure cooker and it turned out great. I made a few alterations but I was very happy with the results. I will do again…thanks so much!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2020

      You’re welcome and thanks for the nice feedback! I am so glad that you loved this recipe. Reply

  • EA
    February 12, 2020

    I don’t normally make meatloaf but I’ve made your recipe about 5 times now and my family and I love it!!! Can’t wait to try your Chicken Marsala recipe on Valentine’s Day! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2020

      I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed our meatloaf recipe! It sounds like you found a new favorite Edna! You have to try the Chicken Marsala it is SOOOO good! Reply

  • Elle
    February 12, 2020

    Oh my word. My other half and I have never had meatloaf before ( here in Australia it really isn’t a thing) curiosity and budget got the best of me and this recipe seemed the best and I was right. My partner is a chef and could not stop raving about how delicious it was. Only changes I did was add bacon over the top under glaze and make 1/3 of the glaze bbq sauce instead of ketchup.
    Will be making many more times in the future, thank you for such a beautiful recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 12, 2020

      Thank you so much for your amazing review, Elle. It’s very heartwarming and it makes me happy to know that you loved this recipe. Reply

  • Lauren
    February 11, 2020

    Mine turned out SO greasy and dripping, even after resting. I did use almond milk and gluten free breadcrumbs so perhaps that is why. Would not recommend subbing ingredients for dietary needs! Smelled fantastic, wish it hadn’t turned out to be a greasy mess! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 11, 2020

      Hi Lauren, I have not had that experience to advise. It’s hard to say without being there but those substitutions are more than likely the culprit. Reply

  • Leon
    February 10, 2020

    Absolutely incredible!
    This is my first time ever making meatloaf (or working with any sort of raw meat actually) and it turned out tasting great. I definitely overworked the meat a bit, my onions are too big, and I didn’t shape the top properly, but it tastes so good. I split it into two pans because I wasn’t sure it’d all fit since my pans are a bit short, and over all they cooked for about 45 minutes.
    I used parchment paper like you directed, but it ended up just ripping because of the juices making it too wet so it just got served out of the pan. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Leon! I hope you try it again in the future! Thank you for that wonderful feedback. Reply

  • Eva M Romero
    February 9, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I made this for dinner tonight with your creamy, silky mashed potatoes and they were delicious!!!! My mom said the meatloaf is very moist and delicious and worth the wait. Thank you!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 9, 2020

      I am so happy to hear that Eva. Thank you for such great feedback! Reply

  • Amy Daugherty
    February 6, 2020

    I was wondering what is the serving size? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2020

      Hi Amy, this recipe makes 8 servings. I didn’t measure it by cup but it will be 1/8 of the meatloaf. I hope that helps. Reply

  • Art
    February 4, 2020

    would a small aqmount of romamp or parm. cheese be ok? Reply

    • Natasha
      February 4, 2020

      Hi Art, I haven’t tested that but I think that should work fine. I would go with a mild-tasting parmesan so it doesn’t compete with the glaze. Reply

  • Meg
    February 3, 2020

    Great recipe. Used 93% fat beef and added a little Worcestershire and Tabasco. Phenomenal meatloaf! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Karen Lomas
    February 2, 2020

    I made this meatloaf for the first time with a 50/50 blend of hamburg and turkey. It was amazing! Natasha, your recipes are easy to follow… Love that! I try 1 new recipe every Saturday. So far I’m 3 for 3. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Jeanie
    January 31, 2020

    Best meatloaf recipe ever and I’ve tried a bunch already! My son who doesn’t like glaze liked the glaze this time. So flavorful and balanced! Great instructions for a tender meatloaf (not packing it in). Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 1, 2020

      Wow! That’s so great, Jeanie! Thank you for sharing that amazing review with us. Reply

  • Dawn Ellery
    January 28, 2020

    Made this tonight, it was so yum, loving your recipes, made a cold, damp England feel a bit warmer, keep them coming hun xx Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      Hi Dawn, Thank you for that great review. I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes. Reply

  • Karen Craig
    January 28, 2020

    I made this meatloaf for my husband and myself. It was absolutely delicious. The flavors blend so well together. I did use sugar free ketchup for the sauce and the taste was great. Thank you for you recipes. I have tried several and each one has been a success. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      You’re welcome, Karen! I’m happy to hear this worked well with sugar-free ketchup. Reply

  • Wendy
    January 27, 2020

    I made this for dinner and it was delicious! I even used a higher fat beef and it turned out fine. The sauce is so good! I will definitely be making this again! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 28, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Wendy! Reply

  • Hunny
    January 26, 2020

    Omg! It was so delicious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      Isn’t the flavor amazing! Thank you for stopping by! Reply

  • Kara
    January 23, 2020

    I made this tonight, and it was my first meatloaf experience. The loaf itself was juicy and tasty, and the top sauce is going to be used in the summer for BBQ. So good!! Goes in the “keeper” section of my favorite recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2020

      Awww that’s the best! Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Kara! Reply

  • Catherine
    January 20, 2020

    OMG, Natasha, this recipe is an absolute super star! Wow! My husband loves meat loaf and I have a few really good meatloaf recipes…one for Swedish meatloaves from Hello Fresh, one mushroom meatloaf one that’s super good (forgot where I got it from), and one traditional meatloaf one that I got out of a cookbook years ago before you could get recipes online everywhere!

    I would make it and just serve with ketchup. I’m permanently replacing that recipe with yours! Thank you so much. This is delicious…and the glaze is awesome!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      You’re welcome! I love reading comments like this! I’m smiling big! Reply

  • Jill G.
    January 20, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I am dying to try this recipe, but my daughter is allergic to eggs. Any suggestions for the best egg substitute and amount for this recipe? Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Hi Jill, I have not tested that but you should be able to substitute it with either 1/4 cup tomato sauce, beef broth, or even applesauce for the egg in your recipe. I hope this helps. Reply

  • Michele in LA
    January 19, 2020

    3rd time making it so had to comment on how delish it is! Best meatloaf I’ve ever made / had. Also made Natasha’s prime rib with sour cream horseradish sauce for Christmas and it was also excellent! I was a bit intimidated at first but it turned out beautiful- Thanks Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed both of these recipes. Reply

  • Dorrie
    January 19, 2020

    Great recipe!! Used Italian seasoned bread crumbs omitted the Italian seasoning and used chilli sauce for the topping!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      Yum! That sounds amazing, Dorrie! Thank you for that great review! Reply

  • Nannette Tharp
    January 19, 2020

    Omg amazing meatloaf recipe. I did add celery (1/4 c) , thyme and basil. Left out the Italian seasoning, didn’t have that and put it in my cast iron skillets. I will make this again. Thank you and I have enjoyed many of your recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 20, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that, Nannette! Thank you for that amazing feedback! Reply

  • Cherie
    January 15, 2020

    Fabulous. Made this meatloaf as directed. Really liked the glaze over the meat. We ate the whole thing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2020

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Cherie! Reply

  • Jo
    January 14, 2020

    I love Natasha’s recipes. Wanted to try something new. But this one was disappointing to me.
    We found the pre made “Italian seasoning” overpowering. It needed more garlic, bell peppers, Possibly seasoned breadcrumbs. I use pecorino Romano cheese in my other meatloafs since I am Sicilian and Usually make an Italian style meatloaf.
    The sauce was also tart and no my style. I think I’m going to break it down and use the meat to make a Bolognese(minus the ketchup topping)
    I still love your recipes but this was not for us. Thanks for sharing it. Reply

    • Natasha
      January 15, 2020

      Hi Jo, I’m sorry to hear that – this is one of our most popular recipes, but everyone has different tastes. There is definitely room to modify the seasonings and mix-ins if you prefer something different. Reply

    • S
      January 25, 2020

      wow… can think of few things nastier or grosser than bell peppers in a meatloaf… Reply

    • Elle
      February 12, 2020

      Maybe it was the brand/quality of ingredients you used. Definitely wasn’t tart as nothing in it would make it that way. Each to their own though Reply

  • Amie
    January 14, 2020

    Can this be made with ground turkey? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 14, 2020

      Hi Amie, we prefer beef for that classic meatloaf flavor but ground turkey works well for meatloaf also. Reply

    • Karen Lomas
      February 5, 2020

      I made it with a 50/50 blend of turkey and hamburger. It came out wonderful! Reply

      • Natasha's Kitchen
        February 5, 2020

        So glad to know that Karen! Thanks for sharing. Reply

  • Bruce Parkinson
    January 4, 2020

    Very tasty…love it. Reply

  • Kelly
    December 31, 2019

    Natasha, you’ve made me a believer of meatloaf. I came across your recipe and just the pictures alone made me want to make it. Boy! I was not disappointed. This is AMAZING! Thank you. Happy New Year! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2019

      hat’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Claudia
    December 27, 2019

    Really Good meatloaf first time making Meatloaf and I liked this recipe . Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Claudia! Reply

  • Miriam Alvarenga
    December 27, 2019

    I made this, and came out delicious! Best meatloaf I’ve ever made. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 27, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Miriam! Thank you for that wonderful review! Reply

  • Rachel Bohn
    December 18, 2019

    Great recipe. Few changes we made: add 1 bell pepper to loaf; cook garlic, onion, and bell pepper prior to adding to loaf. Awesome recipe, thank you!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Rachel! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Jamie
    December 17, 2019

    I don’t have Panko, nor do I have Saltines that other commenters said they used as a substitute. Would Ritz crackers work well? Or is there another substitute that I might have in my pantry that would work better? Reply

    • Natasha
      December 17, 2019

      Hi Jamie, I haven’t tested that but I think ritz would work fine and would add some nice buttery flavor. I would crush them and add them as though they were bread crumbs. Let me know if you try that out. I’m curious! Reply

    • Renee
      December 23, 2019

      Wow, so good! I made no changes to recipe. My kids loved it, definitely a keeper!! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 23, 2019

        That’s so great, Renee! Thank you so much for sharing that awesome review with me! That is the best when kids love what we parents make! Reply

  • Julissa
    December 16, 2019

    I am so in love with this recipe so is my husband, comes out just right. Juicy and full of flavor ! Made it for a thanksgiving dinner at work and all my co-workers wanted me to make more and asked for the recipe ! The best meatloaf I’ve ever had Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 17, 2019

      Sounds like you found a new potluck favorite, Julissa! Thank you for that awesome review. Reply

  • Erika
    December 12, 2019

    I made this meatloaf recipe recently and it’s the best! I do have a question, if I wanted to make this recipe with ground turkey would it come as as great as using beef? Thank you so much Natasha for your great recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      December 12, 2019

      Hi Erika, we prefer beef for that classic meatloaf flavor but ground turkey works well for meatloaf also. Reply

  • jliz
    December 8, 2019

    Best meatloaf I have ever made. I noticed you have directions for freezing. How do you wrap without making a mess of the toppings? Or should I freeze the topping separate? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 9, 2019

      Yes! To freeze, prepare meatloaf per instructions. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil and freeze. You are welcome to freeze it with the toppings I just wouldn’t move the saran around too much after covering it. Reply

  • Diana Cross
    December 4, 2019

    Best meatloaf recipe ever. thank you. Love watching your videos Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 4, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review Reply

  • Lisa Ross
    November 24, 2019

    Made this tonight and it was fabulous! Didn’t make the sauce, but used fire roasted tomatoes and a bit of cheese. It was yummy and so moist! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 25, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

    • Angie
      January 16, 2020

      Don’t be scared girl. Go for it. Ritz (or the waaaayy cheaper Aldi off-brand ones if I’m being honest) are where it’s at! I usually make my fried chicken and my meatloaf with a mixture of Panko and crushed up buttery crackers.

      Loved the (lack of bell pepper) meatloaf recipe itself but didn’t love the glaze as much as the Dijon brown sugar glaze I usually make. I know… everyone’s a critic right? Oh and lining the meatloaf pan with parch paper… genius. Thanks for sharing! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        January 17, 2020

        Thank you for stopping by & for that awesome review, Angie! Reply

  • Patricia deLiberato
    November 24, 2019

    where did i go wrong? it was dry and flavourless. the worst meat loaf ever. Reply

    • Natasha
      November 24, 2019

      Hi Patricia, it is difficult to say without being there with you but I’m always willing to help troubleshoot. Did you change anything at all in the recipe? Also, could it have been overbaked? Make sure to use conventional bake mode (not convection, which would bake it faster). Reply

      • Robin Burns
        December 3, 2019

        Delicious, I have made this a few times now and it’s amazing. I like it better when the onions are lightly sauteed before adding. Family and potluck favourite
        *One question, is it safe to refreeze if using meat that was previously frozen? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 3, 2019

          Hi Robin, I have not tried refreezing a meatloaf so I had to take a look at USDA regulations for safety and here is what they wrote: “One thing to be aware of, however, is if the meat was frozen before you made it into the meatloaf—depending on how it was defrosted will determine whether it is safe to refreeze or not. Frozen meat that was thawed in the refrigerator is ok to refreeze, according to USDA” I hope that helps. Reply

  • Marianne V.
    November 18, 2019

    Definitely saving this recipe to make again. I bought 3 lbs. of ground beef so I followed suit and multiplied everything else by 1.5. I divided the mixture into 2 generous size loaves. The internal temperature got up to 180 degrees after cooking it for the full hour including the glaze step, but it was still super moist. Probably will be just as good or even better the day after. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that awesome review with me, Marianne! I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Joan Dalton
    November 18, 2019

    I don’t make a lot of recipes twice, but I have made this meatloaf about 4 or 5 times now and it is always a hit. I have made it with all ground beef and with a mix of pork and beef. I have used bread crumbs and TJs “rice crumbs” for a gluten-free version. I have added some Worcestershire sauce and/or Franks hot sauce or a chopped jalapeño pepper. The recipe is easy and fun to experiment with. It always turns out juicy and so delicious. Thanks Natasha! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that, Joan! Sounds like you found a new favorite. Reply

  • Alisa
    November 17, 2019

    Can I freeze this meatloaf? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2019

      Hi Alisa, I haven’t tested freezing that before baking so I cannot advise. One of our readers has stored it in the freezer post-baking, however. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe Reply

  • Nonie Sanders
    November 17, 2019

    My husband is the usual cook and made this first. It was really good. Then he had to work really late, so I took over. It is just the two of us, but I had two pounds of 90%.
    So I chopped and sauteed half of red/yellow/green peppers, whole yellow onion, some garlic, added 8 saltine crackers for ‘filling.’ Followed rest of ingredients, then made three ‘mini-loafs’ baked together on the bottom part of the broiler pan. (covered pan with foil for super easy clean up). Baked it with the glaze on for 45 minutes, then froze two of them. My oh my, the frozen ones were even better than fresh! AND we just thawed and heated in the microwave! Super easy dinner! Thanks for a great recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 18, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Judy Olivier
    November 16, 2019

    Made tonight. Delicious. Truly delicious. I’m not much of a meat loaf eater but my husband loved this dish. He’s downstairs cleaning up the kitchen as a guise to continue nibbling away on the loaf. I added Worcestershire and green pepper. This is now my “go to” meatloaf recipe. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 17, 2019

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite! Reply

  • P Pitcher
    November 13, 2019

    Absolutely the best meatloaf recipe! Cut the recipe in half. Being a New Mexico girl, I could not resist adding chopped Jalapeño pepper and a small sweet pepper. I keep roasted garlic in the frig and used it here. I sautéed Onion and peppers before adding to mixture. I missed the part about baking without glaze and adding it later. Instead I glazed (I topped with grated Parmesan Cheese) and baked for an hour on a ceramic quiche dish. My husband said it was the best meat loaf I have ever made and I couldn’t agree more. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 13, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! Reply

  • Nickey
    November 12, 2019

    We loved this recipe!! I used to make the same way, except I didn’t put ketchup in meat, and didnt put vinegar in my sauce. It makes a huge difference! I add green peppers to meat and a little bit of honey to my sauce tho. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that with me, Nickey! Reply

  • Sandra e
    November 12, 2019

    Amazing Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2019

      Thank you Sandra! Reply

  • DOREEN BEHNKE
    November 5, 2019

    I normally don’t do reviews, but my husband said this recipe is exceptional! (I don’t eat meatlosaf, myself!) Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 5, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Doreen! Reply

      • Dani
        November 6, 2019

        If I were to half this recipe and use a smaller loaf pan, how long should I be baking it for? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          November 6, 2019

          Hi Dani, the bake time will depend on the size of pan that you used. If you used a pan that is half the size, it should bake in about the same amount of time since the meatloaf will be the same height. I hope you love the meatloaf! Reply

          • Dani
            November 7, 2019

            Thank you! I’ve loved every one of your recipes that I’ve tried so far, so can’t imagine it being any different for the meatloaf!

  • Margaret
    November 3, 2019

    I’ve made this meatloaf recipe a few times it’s the best !

    Thanks for sharing
    Marg
    From Maryland Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • CK
    November 3, 2019

    Just made this and it was a hit! I actually halved the recipe as I only had one pound of meat, but it still formed an ok sized loaf. I also didn’t have ketchup on hand so used crushed tomatoes. With the sauce, it was delicious! Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 4, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, CK! Reply

  • Tonya Denton
    October 30, 2019

    I made this last night for dinner and my husband and I LOVED IT!! I wouldn’t change a thing about the recipe, although I did use half salt and half Tony’s Chachere’s Creole Seasoning. My husband has to have that cajun spice in almost everything! LOL! The glaze is the BEST GLAZE! This recipe is definitely a KEEPER!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 31, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Natalia Scott
    October 28, 2019

    I forgot to click on the stars, giving it 5 STARS!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

  • Natalia
    October 28, 2019

    So I made the Best Meatloaf w/ the BANGING Glaze, I mixed up ALL the meatloaf ingredients put the loaf in the pan and realized I FORGOT to add the Milk, so I got worried, but according to my family it was GOOD. I don’t eat Beef so I had to wait for their reaction. Thank You Natasha for providing such an EASY, SCRUMPTIOUS meal, oh the full Menu was Best Meatloaf, Yellow Rice and Asparagus.

    P.s I was confused as to who blog and recipe it was as I saw above someone name Valentina Ablaev, any relation? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Natalia! We have this note towards the top of our recipe link “Hey, hey! Valentina with Valentina’s Corner sharing our Meatloaf recipe.” Reply

      • Christie
        December 30, 2019

        We don’t eat dairy, is there a way to do this recipe without milk? Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 30, 2019

          Hi Christie, several of our readers left comments about leaving out the milk altogether and it worked great. I hope that helps. Reply

  • Cheryl
    October 21, 2019

    Hey! I am wanting to make this meatloaf tonight and then I want to use the leftovers to make your beef tacos for tomorrow night. If I need to add to the meat for tomorrow night would you suggest adding the amount of meat I need plus the Rotel (as the taco recipe suggests) and then mix with this leftover meatloaf? I have a family of 6 and homeschool so I am always looking for easy dishes using leftovers to cut down on time! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2019

      Hi Cheryl, I haven’t tested it that way but it sounds like you’re on to something! I’m all for repurposing and using leftovers for another meal. Reply

  • Bob
    October 20, 2019

    I’ve tried a LOT of meatloaf recipes, and this is the best by far. I suggest 1)use 1# 85% ground beef, and 1# 91 or 93% ground beef – fat is important, but the mix means that the meatloaf isn’t greasy texture. 2) add 2-3tbsp wostershire sauce to the mixture for a bit of kick. the sauce/glaze in this recipe is great. 3) use a baking sheet and form the meatloaf instead of using a breadloaf pan. the crust is important part of the taste. GREAT recipe from Natasha’s kitchen. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and for sharing that feedback with us! Reply

  • Jeff
    October 20, 2019

    Aloha Natasha!
    I made your meatloaf for dinner last night and it’s by far the best I’ve had! I thought nothing would touch my grandma/Mom’s recipe but I will be making yours from now on. Thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 20, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Jeff! Reply

  • Larry Gaines
    October 19, 2019

    Are you ever going to venture into using a Instant Pot? Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      Hi Larry, we have several recipes using an Instant Pot on our blog. Reply

  • Noreen von Borstel
    October 18, 2019

    I’ve been looking for a good meatloaf recipe. The last several times I have made meatloaf I have used different recipes trying to find the best one. After making this meatloaf my family decided it was “the best meatloaf we’ve ever had“
    Thank you, this will be my go to for a meatloaf recipe from now on. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2019

      WOW! That’s so great! I’m so glad you found a favorite on our blog! Reply

    • Stephanie
      October 19, 2019

      Yummy! I didn’t add any milk baked at 350 for 65 min and was sooo good. Thank you , this recipe is a keeper for all im concerned.(my teenage son loves meatloaf now). Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        October 19, 2019

        I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Colleen Sanders
    October 18, 2019

    It was so delicious! And definitely a keeper! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Colleen! Reply

  • Jenn Hood
    October 17, 2019

    Wow! These look absolutly lovely! Can’t wait to try them! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 17, 2019

      I hope you love that, Jenn! Thank you for that awesome review. Reply

  • Rick Johnson
    October 17, 2019

    We made this for dinner last night. It was amazing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 17, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that, Rick! Reply

  • Don Schuldes
    October 17, 2019

    Made this for dinner last night and it was BOMB!!! Absolutely delicious, moist, and full of flavor. Loved it!Thanks Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 17, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Don! Reply

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