Heavenly Meatloaf with Blue Cheese, Mushrooms, and Spinach


This meatloaf with blue cheese is absolutely divine! Instead of the usual ketchup, tomato paste, and brown sugar, this recipe has a slightly different combination of ingredients — an "upscale" version of the traditional. This is my own personal creation! I substitute ground deer meat occasionally with beef, only because I have a freezer full, and it's organic! It is best served with mashed potatoes and asparagus.

close up view two slices of Meatloaf with Blue Cheese, Mushrooms, and Spinach, served with spinach, carrots and tomatoes
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach

  • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs

  • ½ small yellow onion, finely chopped

  • cup 2% milk

  • cup crumbled blue cheese

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch dried oregano

  • 1 pinch dried basil

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 ½ pounds extra-lean ground beef


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a loaf pan.

  2. Mix eggs, spinach, mushrooms, bread crumbs, onion, milk, blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cayenne pepper, oregano, basil, salt, and black pepper together in a large bowl. Add ground beef and mix thoroughly with your hands; pack into the prepared loaf pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 45 to 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
14g Fat
7g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 367mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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