Best Meatloaf Recipes

You either love or loathe meatloaf. It is good the first night, and even better as leftovers. I can remember growing up my Grandmother would serve up meatloaf sandwiches and they were amazing. Now meatloaf was ever exotic at my house, but here are some creative ways to serve up meatloaf.

collage of four types of meatloaf.

Do you ever search for the perfect meatloaf recipe? We all have our favorites. I personally like the one that sings, but I also like the kind that you eat.

Meatloaf has long been a dish that people made everywhere to help stretch out meat. You can make it with beef, lamb, pork, turkey, or really any style of minced meat.

I have gathered up several recipes for meatloaf. You will find them made out of a variety of meats. You can also find them in personal size as well as large family loaves.

Some of these are spicier than others, so you are certain to find a meatloaf recipe here that you will love.

Classic Meatloaf

Copycat Meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf

  • Turkey Meatloaf – a light version for folks who are wanting meatloaf without beef.
  • Turkey Veggie Meatloaf – want to try a lighter meatloaf? Turkey meatloaf loaded with veggies is perfect for this.

Mini Meatloaves

Air Fryer Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Smoked Meatloaf

Find lots more recipes for dinner and comfort food recipes here on CopyKat!

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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