15 Meatloaf Recipes That Aren’t Mushy, Bland or Boring

We’re the first to admit it: When we’re looking for an easy, healthy dinner that’s packed with flavor, “meatloaf” doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But hear us out. From vegan lentil to cheddar-smothered minis, these 15 new takes on meatloaf are 100 times better than the original.

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Whole30 Classic Meatloaf

Photogenic and Whole-30 friendly? We can’t believe our eyes.

Jalapeno-cheddar Stuffed Enchilada Turkey Meatloaf

Thanks to Coterie member Monique Volz for satisfying our cheese cravings.

Better-for-you Barbecue Gluten-free Meatloaf

Tip: You’re gonna want to make extra sauce for dipping.

Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Enchilada Meatloaf Muffins

Say that five times fast.

Healthier Meatloaf With Tomato Glaze

This lightened-up version by Coterie member Heidi Larsen is great for weeknights.

Tangy Gluten-free Meatloaf With Balsamic Glaze

The secret ingredient? Pop Chips. (Really.)

Lentil And Sweet Potato Loaf

It’s plant-based, but you don’t have to be vegan to love it.

Crock-pot Meatloaf

Slow-cooks all day while you’re at work.

Cheddar-stuffed Sweet Potato Bbq Turkey Meatloaf

Be still our heart.

Mini Bacon-wrapped Meatloaf

Because everything’s better with bacon.

Vegan Lentil Nut ‘meatloaf’

Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

We’ve never thought of this, but it’s brilliant.

Pizza Meatloaf Muffins

Did we mention they’re gluten-free?

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Like an inside-out burger.

Paleo And Keto Low-carb Meatloaf

Who said dieting had to be boring?

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Freelance Editor

From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.