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Healthier Easy Meatloaf Recipe

Healthier Easy Meatloaf

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"This no-fail recipe for meatloaf doesn't take long to make and is healthier with lean ground beef, low-fat milk, whole wheat bread crumbs, some fresh parsley, and carrot."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  2. Combine beef, egg, onion, milk, bread crumbs, parsley, and carrot in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper. Place beef mixture in loaf pan.
  3. Stir together brown sugar, mustard, and ketchup in a small bowl. Pour over meatloaf.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Easy Meatloaf.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 14, 2014

If you don't use all the milk they suggest, this is great. The mixture gets too soupy with a full cup of milk and only one egg. The carrots were great in there, it added a little sweetness and you couldn't really tell they were carrots. I am making this again tonight.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 24, 2012

We did not care for this meat loaf.

Aug 02, 2012

This recipe was so-so. The meatloaf really did not hold together that well, it was really moist so fell apart easily. I did use ground turkey instead of beef due to food allergies. For my picky eaters I used onion powder instead of chopped onions. It was a bit on the bland side and should have looked at reviews of the original recipe first and seasoned appropriately:/ My kids did like the sauce that was on top.

Sep 27, 2013

This is my favorite meatloaf recipe. Every time I make it, it turns out really well and very flavorful. I use 99/1 extra lean ground turkey for this recipe, grate the carrot extra fine so it's almost a puree, and chop the onion really small too. It holds together really well (no crumbling) and comes out really moist.

Aug 20, 2013

Agree. Didn't hold together very well and was very moist. I also used ground turkey for health reasons. I seasoned it with more of my normal seasons vs just salt/pepper so even though the consistency was not the best, it still tasted great and my hubby went back for seconds. Sauce was delicious too.

Aug 18, 2015

We loved this recipe. We used half turkey and half beef so that it would hold better. We also added some garlic (our go-to spice).

Apr 27, 2015

This meatloaf was great! I replaced the beef with ground turkey, and used almond milk instead of 1% but it came out great!


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  • Calories
  • 270 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 21.2 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 265 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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