This is a super healthy and simplified version of a family favorite.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
1 9x5-inch loaf
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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 oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green bell pepper and onion in the hot oil until onion is transparent and bell pepper is softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, carrot, zucchini, salt, pepper, and bell pepper mixture in a large bowl; mix well using your hands. Press meat mixture into the prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 35 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Spread ketchup on the top of the meatloaf and continue baking until bubbling, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 26.4g 53% DV; carbohydrates 24g 8% DV; fat 20.1g 31% DV; cholesterol 157.2mg 52% DV; sodium 457.2mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2015
Except for adding a bit more minced garlic I followed the recipe as directed. The loaf was moist and flavorful and the guys really raved about it. I'm not the biggest fan of meatloaf but I liked the veggie addition. I do think I'd bake next time at 350 instead of 400. Maybe it is just my oven but seemed to cook at bit too fast and a wee bit overdone at 35 minutes temp was 162 at the ketchup adding stage so I couldn't bake that as long as I would've liked with the ketchup on it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/08/2017
Made a triple batch as I had that much meat. Maybe multiplying so much of things like eggs and some of the veggies detracted but neither myself nor my son cared for this. The carrot and zucchini were overpowering both in taste and texture. Read More
(4)
141 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2015
Except for adding a bit more minced garlic I followed the recipe as directed. The loaf was moist and flavorful and the guys really raved about it. I'm not the biggest fan of meatloaf but I liked the veggie addition. I do think I'd bake next time at 350 instead of 400. Maybe it is just my oven but seemed to cook at bit too fast and a wee bit overdone at 35 minutes temp was 162 at the ketchup adding stage so I couldn't bake that as long as I would've liked with the ketchup on it. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2015
FANTASTIC! Super moist and flavorful. I had about 1-1/4 pounds of mest, so I just used that, but kept everything else the same. The girls do not care for zucchini, but hidden in this, they gobbled it up..The guys LOVED it too and kept saying how delicious it was and that I had to make it again...this is a definite keeper~YUM, YUM, YUM!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2017
Made the following changes and found it to be moist, flavourful and amazing: Used 4 cloves of garlic. Substituted zucchini with shredded sweet potato. Seasoned with a generous amount of Montreal steak seasoning and Worcestershire sauce. Glazed with a mixture of ketchup, Worcestershire, and brown sugar. I will definitely be making this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2016
I've made this several times and always added broccoli slaw as the veggie. I just sautee it with onions to soften it up a bit. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2016
I am not a big meatloaf fan. I added Wegman's sundried tomotoes and fresh Italian parsley and absolutely loved this recipe! Came out moist and delicious the entire family gave it 2-thumbs up including my 5-year old! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2015
Followed all the instructing except I didn't have zucchini. I just added a little more carrots. I mixed all the ingredients and then covered it with plastic wrap touching the meat because I wanted to bake it about 5 hours later for dinner. It turned out great! Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2016
Very good and moist! I added a tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce and an extra clove of garlic otherwise followed the recipe. Can't wait to try it with a 50-50 mix of beef and ground turkey. Thanks for a healthy option for some good old comfort food! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2017
My kids LOVED this recipe. even my five year old who would be a strong contender for world's pickiest eater said he wants this for dinner every day! I made it and sliced it freezing two slices in each sandwich bag separated by wax paper. I take it out of the freezer the night before and put it in the fridge. Day of I warm the slices in my toaster oven and serve with some cucumber slices for a major time save meal that is nutritious. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2016
I am not a cook, but I can read. I thought the directions were clear and my family was pleased with the result. They are easily pleased and usually like anything someone else prepares. Read More
(5)
Rating: 2 stars
11/08/2017
Made a triple batch as I had that much meat. Maybe multiplying so much of things like eggs and some of the veggies detracted but neither myself nor my son cared for this. The carrot and zucchini were overpowering both in taste and texture. Read More
(4)
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