15 Healthy Meatloaf Recipes Your Family Will Love
Meatloaf wears the comfort food crown. What's not to love? It's simple, fast, and delicious. Plus, it's easy to stretch, so it's budget-friendly, too. And now, it's healthier, too! We picked out some of our highest-rated, healthiest meatloaf recipes. Each recipe does healthy in its own way: some go extra-lean on the ground beef and add fresh veggies; others swap in lean ground turkey or bison meat; and two recipes do away with the meat entirely. With these recipes, you can put meatloaf on the menu more often.
Healthier Brown Sugar Meatloaf
"This is an easy tasty meatloaf made healthier with less sugar, low-fat milk, added parsley and whole wheat bread crumbs," says MakeItHealthy.
Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups
Meatloaf as a muffin! It combines lean ground turkey and couscous with chopped zucchini, onions, and bell pepper. The individual servings are great for next-day lunches, too.
Momma's Healthy Meatloaf
An extra-lean ground beef loaf loaded with fresh veggies—shredded carrots and zucchini and diced bell pepper and sweet onion. It also calls for whole-wheat bread crumbs.
Healthy Turkey Loaf
"I whipped up this low fat number while on a diet program," says SUSAN E. MURPHY. "A great beef meatloaf substitute. My husband, the meatloaf lover, just loves this loaf. And it is SO easy to mix up, freeze, and bake later for a quick meal!"
This one does it entirely without meat. "Brown rice, lentils, bread crumbs, onions, and tomatoes are combined with eggs and herbs and baked into a vegetarian version of a mealtime favorite,"says sal.
Buffalo Veggie Quinoa Meatloaf
This meatloaf mixes lean ground buffalo meat with other healthy ingredients like quinoa, sweet potatoes, kale, and red bell peppers.
Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf
"This meatloaf has great texture and a surprisingly good flavor (my brother couldn't even tell that it wasn't beef)!" says Andrew Benoit. "The secret is the quinoa, which adds wonderful texture and is much nuttier than breadcrumbs."
Oats add fiber to this turkey and sirloin meatloaf. "This is the best meatloaf I ever made. I love the fact that it doesn't have flour or milk in it," writes reviewer fitbyforty.
Crazy Delicious Turkey Meatloaf
With only three ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, this meatloaf couldn't be easier to make on a weeknight.
Greek-Inspired Turkey Meatloaf
"People always ask for the recipe after they've sampled this savory meatloaf," says amyw28. "It is low carb and provides ample protein and flavor."
Kid-Friendly Italian Turkey Meatloaf
Kids won't realize this five-star meatloaf contains 93% lean ground turkey and turkey sausage instead of beef.
Hidden Veggie Meatloaf
"Yummiest meatloaf I've ever tasted. It has so much flavor and stays very moist," says 1154 Carnahan. "Everyone I've served it to loves it. My kids go crazy over it and don't realize they are consuming veggies. This recipe freezes well. Whenever I take the time to do a recipe that takes time (like chopping veggies) and freezes well, I multiply the recipe, eating one for dinner that night and freezing a few more for later."
Lighter Mexican Meatloaf
"This is a great combination of Mexican flavors with light ingredients," says JRS_cook. "This is a great make-ahead meal. The meatloaf can be assembled the night before and topped with half of the enchilada sauce, then covered and refrigerated overnight. Throw it in the oven the next day for a quick and easy meal."
Vegetarian Meatless Meatloaf with Lentils
Ketchup and Cheddar keep this vegetarian recipe tasting like a classic meatloaf. "Very tasty. My husband, a non-vegetarian, said it was a keeper. I served it with a mushroom gravy," Holly Shrader says.
Turkey, Quinoa, and Zucchini Mini Meatloaves
"Great recipe for healthier meal prepping. Can be cooked, wrapped, and frozen individually. This recipe can also be baked in a toaster oven at the same temperature," says recipe creator Kelly Rose Diggins.