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Family Friendly Quick Meatloaf Recipe

Quick meatloaf recipe that your whole family will enjoy. You can change it up a bit too if you have other things on hand but this is the basics.

quick meatloaf recipe

I know everyone has their way of making a quick meatloaf recipe, I am no different. Many of us learned the basics from our moms and over the years have changed it up a bit. If you need some help though, we’re here to help. (originally published 1/16, affiliate links present)

Meatloaf recipe with onion soup mix and Worcestershire

  • If you’ve followed me on The Typical Mom blog at all you know I am all about easy recipes!

This is one I make pretty often and really the only way I have altered it is to make it in a muffin tin rather than a loaf pan. We love muffin tin recipes because they cook faster and I love the crunchy outside part.

muffin tin meatloaf
  • Cooked in a muffin pan you get that crusty crunch around each and every piece. To me it makes these bites oh so good.
  • The kids love anything made in smaller portions too
  • Tt’s great when I have less time too because they cook in literally 15 minutes or so.

This is what it is kinda’ going to look like when you combine everything together.

best way to cook meatballs

Quick meatloaf recipe

  1. Large bowl to combine ingredients
  2. Ground beef
  3. Egg
  4. Bread crumbs
  5. French onion soup mix packet
  6. Worcestershire sauce
  7. Parmesan cheese
  8. 1/2 cup diced onion
  9. Can add
    1. grated carrot
    2. diced mushrooms
    3. 1/4 cup ketchup to the top
easy meatloaf recipe

Super easy to make a meatloaf muffin tin batch too.  Just take your pick. Either way this is a really quick meatloaf recipe that you’re sure not to mess up!

  • If you love this simple recipe you’ve got to try our meatball muffins. Use this same recipe but they’re surrounded by biscuitW

Easy Meatloaf

Time needed: 25 minutes.

Quick Meatloaf

  1. Mix

    Mix your ground beef egg meat mixture together in a small bowl with your hands. This works better to combine it well. (just make sure to take off rings first)

  2. Preheat

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

  3. Prepare

    Then fill the foil lined loaf pan, or muffin tin. (in our household the latter is our favorite way to cook it)

  4. Bake

    Put it in your convection oven or oven. Bake for 25 minutes for a loaf pan, or about 15 minutes for muffin tin meatloaf.
    Of course ovens vary so cook time may be a few minutes different. You want a golden brown color on top but tender in the middle. 

  5. Serve

    Spoon a few tablespoons ketchup on top (with a sprinkle of brown sugar is good too) and enjoy.

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How do I make meatloaf from scratch?

We will share with you here! This is how to cook meatloaf in the oven but we also have an air fryer meatloaf recipe as well. Just use hamburger, binding ingredients and lots of seasonings.

What is the secret to moist meatloaf?

You may usually choose a low fat ground beef, but for this you want more. It will keep it moist and allow all ingredients to bind together easier so it doesn’t fall apart.

Why does my meatloaf fall apart?

If you don’t have enough binding agents such as eggs and bread crumbs it will likely fall apart.Ninja Foodi Meatloaf

Is it ok for meatloaf to be a little pink?

Yes it is. It should be 160 degrees F in the very center but since the base is beef and not pork or chicken it is safe for it to be a bit on the underdone side.

When you make smoked meatloaf the color on the inside is likely pink, depending on the type of pellets or chips used.

If you want to make this really easily try our pressure cooker meatloaf and mashed potatoes recipe. For a bacon and cheese smoked meatloaf recipe try this one.

Quick meatloaf recipe

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Quick Meatloaf Recipe

Quick meatloaf recipe that your whole family will enjoy. You can change it up a bit too if you have other things on hand but this is the basics.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, meatloaf, traditional
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 250kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Mix all items together well, using your hands works best. Put in loaf pan and cook at 350 for about 25 minutes or until middle is the desired “doneness” for you. 
  • If you cook it in a muffin pan check at around minute 12 to see how done they are. 
  • Everyone is different as far as how pink they want their meatloaf to be so just check and mark down the time that works best for you but this is a good gauge.
  • If you'd like some bbq sauce on top, spoon or brush 1/2 c sauce on top about 3 min. before it's done to bake it on top of your loaf pan meatloaf.
Nutrition Facts
Quick Meatloaf Recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 215mg9%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 55IU1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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