This meat loaf is moist, delicious, and a real crowd pleaser. It is fabulous with venison or ground turkey, too. It makes great sandwiches. Get creative with additional mix-ins!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, eggs, sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, dry onion soup mix, Parmesan cheese, salad dressing, bread crumbs, and spinach. Transfer to a 5x9 inch pan, and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove foil, and continue baking 15 minutes, to a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 21.5g; carbohydrates 21.1g; fat 23.8g; cholesterol 109.7mg; sodium 1148.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2007
I made this meatloaf for the family this week and it is a keeper. Instead of using the Italian bread crumbs I used 1 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup wheat germ. I like to do this to sneak some more healthy stuff in on my family. I also make the meat loaf in muffin tins so that any left overs could be frozen for next week! It also makes it easy to serve. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/27/2008
Dry and salty. I wanted a way to include spinach in a meatloaf and this looked not bad but I was v disappointed. Certainly edible and my husband made polite "it's fine" comments but I will not make this again. Read More
(8)
140 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2007
I made this meatloaf for the family this week and it is a keeper. Instead of using the Italian bread crumbs I used 1 cup oatmeal and 1/2 cup wheat germ. I like to do this to sneak some more healthy stuff in on my family. I also make the meat loaf in muffin tins so that any left overs could be frozen for next week! It also makes it easy to serve. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Throw out your "add ketchup" meatloaf this is a recipe to be reckoned with! I followed this recipe to a T w/the exception of adding the entire envelope of onion soup mix. I added half(after reading previous reviews) I also didn't have fresh chopped spinach on hand I used frozen which worked just as well! It was moist delicious and a crowd pleaser. Served with Garlic Mashed potatoes green beans and opened with Matt's Clam and Crab Bisque it was a delicious dinner! My Dad stated that my Mom never eats everything on her plate until she comes and has dinner at our house! LOL Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2006
This was awsome!After reading the other reviews I Used 2 lbs 90%lean sirloin a bit less of the onion soup mix doubled the spinich and cut the salad dressing in half.Everything else stayed the same.Cooked it 20 minutes longer.I loved it so did the guys ( they went back for 3rd's) it's a keeper!Tastes a lot like good italion meatballs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2006
My new favorite meatloaf recipe! Only thing I did different was use oatmeal instead of bread crumbs and cooked it a little longer. Flavor and texture were great. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2010
Despite the simplicity of this dish it was amazing. I made a few changes such as using 2lbs ground turkey and half of the onion dip mix. I will defiantly try adding the oatmeal (as one member suggested) the next time I make this dish. In addition just to experiment I turned the remaining loaf (which wasn t much...my family loved it) into meatballs by using a little flour mixed with the Italian bread crumbs and fried it to a nice crispy brown. It was to die for! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/27/2008
Dry and salty. I wanted a way to include spinach in a meatloaf and this looked not bad but I was v disappointed. Certainly edible and my husband made polite "it's fine" comments but I will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2007
I've tried a lot of meat loaf recipes. This one is the best so far. Even my husband liked it and he has a favorite of his own. It was moist and had lots of flavor esp with the spinach....Its a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2006
This is absolutely the best meat loaf I have ever eaten. My 14 month old granddaughter loved it. I used a chopped onion instead of the dried onion soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
This meat loaf is both beautiful and amazing! I did sub oatmeal for the breadcrumbs and rather than onion soup mix I used my own combination of seasoning: minced onion garlic powder sea salt paprika and turmeric. I mixed fresh baby spinach leaves right in without chopping it. And like another reviewer I put some crumbled feta on top. Wonderful. Read More
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