Copycat Meatloaf Recipes

Hey there, meatloaf lovers! Get ready to bring the flavors of your favorite restaurants right into your kitchen with these copycat restaurant meatloaf recipes.

Copycat Cracker Barrel meatloaf sliced.

From the sweet and tangy delights of Boston Market to the spicy kicks of Disney’s House Of Blues, we’ve scoured menus far and wide to bring you a collection of meatloaf recipes that promise to tantalize your taste buds.

Whether you’re in the mood for the comfort of Cracker Barrel’s Ritz-cracker-infused meatloaf or the unique blend of meats and mushrooms at Cap City Diner, there’s a recipe here to satisfy every craving. So, preheat your ovens, and let’s dive into the world of hearty, homestyle meatloaf magic!

Boston Market Meatloaf
A beloved classic at Boston Market, the meatloaf is made with traditional ingredients like ground beef chuck and a special, sweet tomato sauce.
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Homemade Boston Market Meatloaf on a plate and serving dish.
Cracker Barrel Meatloaf
A southern meatloaf made with Ritz crackers and a homemade glaze with brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup.
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two slices of homemade meatloaf on a plate
Cheesecake Factory Meatloaf
This restaurant-style meatloaf is made with a mixture of ground beef and pork, seasoned with spices and vegetables, and topped with a delicious mushroom gravy.
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Cheesecake Factory Meatloaf
Disney’s House of Blues Cajun Meatloaf
Prepare a spicy version of classic meatloaf by adding hot sauce, cayenne, Worcestershire, and cajun gravy, inspired by Disney's House Of Blues menu option.
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Disney’s House of Blues Cajun Meatloaf
Knott’s Berry Farm Meatloaf
This recipe is inspired by the meatloaf once served in a Knott’s Berry Farm restaurant. It's made with beef and hot sausage and topped with a sweet and tangy ketchup glaze.
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Knott’s Berry Farm Meatloaf
Golden Corral Meatloaf
If Golden Corral meatloaf has always had a special place in your heart, you can now recreate it with ingredients like ground beef, onions, garlic, and herbs.
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Golden Corral Meatloaf
Schmidt’s Meatloaf
The meatloaf at Schmidt’s restaurant is especially moist and juicy thanks to the unique addition of applesauce. It also has a tasty mushroom gravy to accompany it.
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Schmidt’s Meatloaf
The Loveless Cafe Meatloaf
The Loveless Café shared how to make their specialty meatloaf with Loveless Café dry rub, BBQ sauce, biscuit crumbs, and more.
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The Loveless Cafe Meatloaf
Cap City Diner Meatloaf
This meatloaf is unique because it uses three different types of meat, shiitake mushrooms, and fresh sage.
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Cap City Diner Meatloaf

Now that you’ve explored the mouth-watering world of copycat meatloaf recipes, it’s time to tie on your apron and start cooking! Whether you choose to recreate the sweetly spiced Boston Market classic or dare to spice things up with the Cajun flavors from Disney’s House of Blues, each recipe offers a unique twist on this beloved comfort food.

So gather your ingredients and get ready to impress your family and friends with a delicious, restaurant-quality meatloaf that will make any dinner feel a little more special. Happy cooking!

Copycat Boston Market and Cracker Barrel meatloaf sliced and on plates with sides.

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Glenda

    Cotton patch meatloaf recipe! We live over 100 miles from the nearest one, and rarely get a chance to go that way. If I lived nearby I wouldn’t even worry about the recipe. I sure hope someone can post it!

  2. Caroline Pivonka

    I know several people have asked you for this recipe. So far I have not seen it posted. Please try to get the Cotton Patch recipe for their Meatloaf. I usualy hate meatloaf but I love theirs, the sauce on it is delicious. I have tried to recreate it , I was not sucessful.
    Thank you

  3. Linda OMalley

    I love Mimi’s Cafe meatloaf! It tastes very beefy with no tomato taste at all! I cannot stand tomato produces in meatloaf and would love to have the recipe for Mimi’s. Can you help?

  4. z

    Here’s my basic meatloaf recipe:
    1 lb. of ground beef
    1-2 eggs, beaten
    1/2 breadcrumbs or oatmeal
    1 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1/4 dried minced white onion
    garlic to taste
    1 tbsp. parsley flakes
    1 tsp. paprika
    1 tsp. aromatic herb: oregano, thyme, savory or marjoram (may use two, but reduce amount if more than two)
    1/3 cup ketchup
    Mix with spoon, then knead by hand until well mixed. Fry small patty in pan to taste if seasoning is as desired, then place in glass loaf pan and bake at 350 for one hour.

  5. z

    I’m wondering how to replicate Stouffer’s meat loaf. It’s so light. I can tell it has onion in it. Is it extra egg? I made one with too much breadcrumbs, and its texture was just like a diner’s, so I know how they do theirs.

  6. The_Spirit

    Stephanie, I might have posted a recipe request in the wrong place… My wife and I were looking for a copycat of Cotton Patch Cafe’s meatloaf. I’m afraid today that I will have to make a special trip 30 minutes into town to pick up a to-go order.

    • Darla

      Did you find this? I can’t and need it for my dad. He loves it but I can’t find the recipe. I don’t live in the same town and cook 3 months worth of food at a time and he would really be so excited if I could get this and surprised him. Thx

  7. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme

    What a great collection of meatloaf recipes! Meatloaf has always been a favorite of our family so I’m happy to have some new ones to try. Thanks so much for including my bacon wrapped version.

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