This is a tasty twist to the traditional meatloaf. It is one of my families favorites!

Carla Woodard
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 3x7 inch loaf pan.

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  • Beat the eggs in a bowl to mix. Whisk in the cracker crumbs, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and sage. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the Swiss cheese to use as a topping, and stir the rest into the egg mixture along with the ground beef. Pack the mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). About 2 minutes before the meatloaf is ready, sprinkle with the reserved Swiss cheese, and return to the oven until melted.

Nutrition Facts

635 calories; 38.6 g total fat; 227 mg cholesterol; 781 mg sodium. 24.2 g carbohydrates; 45.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2009
I will start by saying that I do not like meatloaf. I made this because my husband likes meatloaf and loves swiss cheese. The only thing I changed was adding some zucchini squash and carrots that I had run through the food processor. I used the 7% fat ground beef and still had quite a bit of grease that I poured out of the pan maybe from the cheese. The meatloaf did not slice neatly and looked pretty unappetizing so I was prepared for us to look for an alternative dinner. I was wrong it was really good (and remember I don't like meatloaf). My husband took one bite and said "This may be one of my favorite meals that you make." Wow!! I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/11/2009
It seemed a little dry and kind of came out like a brick. The crackers didn't do much for flavour...I thought it would give the meatloaf a slight buttery taste but they didn't. I probably wouldn't make this again. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2009
I will start by saying that I do not like meatloaf. I made this because my husband likes meatloaf and loves swiss cheese. The only thing I changed was adding some zucchini squash and carrots that I had run through the food processor. I used the 7% fat ground beef and still had quite a bit of grease that I poured out of the pan maybe from the cheese. The meatloaf did not slice neatly and looked pretty unappetizing so I was prepared for us to look for an alternative dinner. I was wrong it was really good (and remember I don't like meatloaf). My husband took one bite and said "This may be one of my favorite meals that you make." Wow!! I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/02/2009
I will start by saying that I do not like meatloaf. I made this because my husband likes meatloaf and loves swiss cheese. The only thing I changed was adding some zucchini squash and carrots that I had run through the food processor. I used the 7% fat ground beef and still had quite a bit of grease that I poured out of the pan maybe from the cheese. The meatloaf did not slice neatly and looked pretty unappetizing so I was prepared for us to look for an alternative dinner. I was wrong it was really good (and remember I don't like meatloaf). My husband took one bite and said "This may be one of my favorite meals that you make." Wow!! I'll definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
Delicious! Will be making this again for sure. I didn't have sage so I used some thyme and all purpose seasoning turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2009
I put a couple strips of bacon across the top of it and we all loved it. I could tell that this meatloaf would have tasted wonderful even without the bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
How great is this meatloaf?! Love the idea of Swiss cheese... in fact just about ANY melted cheese topping on a meatloaf makes my mouth water. A winner! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2010
This was very good next time I will make it with about a 1/2 cup of Swiss cheese and a different kind of cheese the Swiss just had too strong of a flavor for me even though I usually love Swiss cheese! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2009
WOW! This was awesome! My husband (who is a meatloaf LOVER) raved about it while eating! I did alter the recipe just a tad. I didn't have any "buttery crackers" but I did have saltines. So I crushed about 20 and melted a half stick of butter and mixed the two. I also didn't have shredded swiss but I had deli slices! So in the meatloaf I used a parm/oreg cheese blend. And on top I used sliced swiss to melt! Also I used thyme instead of sage and garlic powder instead of chopped garlic. I also added some savory seasoning for added flavor! All in all this was an excellent dinner! Quick Easy and GOOD! Great recipe thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2009
Just delicious! Made it with half ground turkey and half ground beef - a bit healthier. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/11/2009
It seemed a little dry and kind of came out like a brick. The crackers didn't do much for flavour...I thought it would give the meatloaf a slight buttery taste but they didn't. I probably wouldn't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2009
awesome and so easy to make.... Read More
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