I get bored of regular red sauce meatloaf. I've combined my version of holiday stuffing and turned it into a meatloaf. This alternative is delicious and full of veggies and apples. Instead of using bread crumbs, crackers, or oatmeal, try Pepperidge Farm® Herb Seasoned Stuffing! Perfect for fall-winter comfort-style dinners. Pairs well with traditional mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. After experimenting several times over the course of a few years, I've come up with what I call 'Meatloaf Stuffing'. You can use ground beef if meatloaf meat is not available. Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix meatloaf meat, apples, onion, stuffing mix, celery, milk, water, eggs, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until ingredients are evenly combined.

  • Spread cream of mushroom soup into a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Spoon meat mixture into the loaf pan and use a spatula to gently flatten the top of the loaf.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Flip meatloaf pan upside-down onto a serving platter so the cream of mushroom soup is on the top of the loaf.

Nutrition Facts

409 calories; protein 28.3g 57% DV; carbohydrates 44.9g 15% DV; fat 12.5g 19% DV; cholesterol 154.5mg 52% DV; sodium 1328.6mg 53% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2014
I made it for my boyfriend because he loves meatloaf and I changed it up a bit but he loved it. I used a cornbread stuffing, and cooked my hamburger meat before mixing all the ingredients. If you don't have an hour+ time to cook that cuts your cooking time in half. If you let it cool down a bit after taking it out of the oven it still holds together like a meatloaf if your wanton to serve it on a platter. If not like us, we just scoop it out and it was great :) thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2019
The taste was good but the consistency was not. The soup bubbled over the top of the meatloaf and pretty much boiled it in the oven. I followed the recipe completely with the following exceptions: I used 1 lb. of ground turkey instead of the 1.5 lbs. of ground beef. I used the whole can of mushroom soup but probably should have used on 2/3 since I had less ground meat in the recipe. Otherwise I scaled all of the other ingredients down by one third. It didn't brown and we weren't impressed. I won't be making it again. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2014
I made it for my boyfriend because he loves meatloaf and I changed it up a bit but he loved it. I used a cornbread stuffing, and cooked my hamburger meat before mixing all the ingredients. If you don't have an hour+ time to cook that cuts your cooking time in half. If you let it cool down a bit after taking it out of the oven it still holds together like a meatloaf if your wanton to serve it on a platter. If not like us, we just scoop it out and it was great :) thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2017
I’m so sorry I didn’t take a photo. My husband and I were so hungry and it smelled so good we just started to eat this delicious meat loaf. I didn’t have all ingredients. I used two pounds of chop meat minced onion,garlic powder,salt,and black pepper. I used corn bread stuffing . I also used cream of mushroom soup however my pot has a drip strip for the oil. So instead of putting it on the bottom I put it on top about 20 minutes before it was done. It came out delicious we even had it the next night again. Next time I will use all ingredients and see the difference. Thankyou for this recipe. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2016
This is by far the top meatloaf recipe we have tried. It was a tiny bit on the salty side. Just cut the salt in half if you do not like salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2016
I have searched for years to find a great meatloaf recipe. This is it. I have tried many recipes and none were very good. Even growing up my mom's was just ok. I started to think maybe I didn't really like meatloaf. Then I tried this. This recipe is different and so wonderful. I will never make another meatloaf recipe. Hubby loves it too. I sometimes replace apples with bell pepper. Thank you for this great recipe. This is my first review after years on this site. This was worth reviewing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2018
Absolutely amazing! I used less milk and no water though. I always bake in glass - so 9x13 glass pan! It was so great we couldn't stop eating before I remembered to take the picture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2017
Great recipe. The only thing I changed was that I used only one apple instead of two. And 2 stalks of celery instead of three. Turned out perfect. My husband and kids loved it! Will definitely be making this again.?? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/27/2019
The taste was good but the consistency was not. The soup bubbled over the top of the meatloaf and pretty much boiled it in the oven. I followed the recipe completely with the following exceptions: I used 1 lb. of ground turkey instead of the 1.5 lbs. of ground beef. I used the whole can of mushroom soup but probably should have used on 2/3 since I had less ground meat in the recipe. Otherwise I scaled all of the other ingredients down by one third. It didn't brown and we weren't impressed. I won't be making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2014
I tried this recipe tonight. I didn't have all the ingredients on hand. And replaced the apple with diced red pepper half a zucchini diced and mixed all the remaining ingredients together. My husband walked in the door and said something smells so good. If it tastes half as good as it smells it will be delicious. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you for sharing it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
We really enjoyed this! So unique! Great flavor and what a change from your usual meatloaf. Difference - - I used all organic beef. Read More
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