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Swiss Cheese Meat Loaf

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"I saw this recipe on a TV show on Amish cooking in the 1980s, and I've adapted it to suit our tastes. The Swiss cheese and bacon make it very satisfying on cold fall and winter evenings."
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50 m servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked but not crisp. Drain on a paper towel; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the egg, crackers, 4 tablespoons cheese, onion, garlic, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pan. Place bacon pieces over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 2-4 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F and cheese is melted.


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I did this the other night and I have two verry picky boys / men in the house and I was very surprised that they loved it. I did a double dose and in 2 days it was gone! Thanks :o)

The taste of the meatloaf was great.I didn't have swiss so I used havarti.And no butter crackers, I used cheese crackers.I did put it under the broiler as I like the bacon crispy.Thanks for the ...

This turned out perfectly! My fiance always raves about his American-raised stepmum's meatloaf, so I figured I'd look up some recipes. I tried this one as I liked the idea of cheese and crackers...