When we were first married and poor as church mice, my husband and I splurged for our anniversary at a cute and trendy restaurant on Cape Cod. One of the items on the menu was meatloaf, but this wasn’t your ordinary meatloaf. In today’s terms it would have been called “hipster” meatloaf, an old-school throwback with a trendy twist! It was delicious and made us realize that there is a lot you can do with a humble loaf of meat!
These 13 creative meatloaf recipes all offer their own twist on a classic.
Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf 1 of 14
Fun twists on a classic!
Roasted Veggie Balsamic Meatloaf 2 of 14
The flavor of a balsamic glaze plus the caramelization on roasted veggies gives this meatloaf a decidedly delicious spin.
Best Meatloaf Sandwich 3 of 14
Throwing meatloaf on a sandwich is another creative and tasty way to enjoy this dish.
Italian Turkey Meatloaf Muffins 4 of 14
This meatloaf has an Italian flavor to it and by cooking it in muffins, it cooks much faster!
Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf 5 of 14
If you love bacon then this meatloaf recipe is for you!
Slow Cooker Meatloaf 6 of 14
I love that meatloaf can also be made in a slow cooker so convenient!
Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches with Red Pepper Pesto 7 of 14
Red pepper pesto sounds like the perfect creative complement for meatloaf, especially in miniature sandwich form!
Gluten-Free Barbecue Meatloaf Muffins 8 of 14
Meatloaf goes gluten-free in this barbecue-flavored recipe.
Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Muffins 9 of 14
This recipe combines two favorite comfort foods into one meatloaf and chicken parm!
(48.3% Meat)Loaf 10 of 14
This meatloaf is only partway made up of meat it's also stuffed with all kinds of veggie goodness!
American Pâté 11 of 14
This recipe for American pÃ¢tÃ© (aka meatloaf!) has pasta incorporated to mimic the look and texture of traditional pÃ¢tÃ©.
Paleo Meatloaf 12 of 14
This old school meatloaf features hard boiled eggs in the middle and is tweaked for the paleo diet.
Easy Turkey Meatloaf Muffins with Tangy BBQ Sauce 13 of 14
These mini meatloaf muffins have hidden veggies, a delicious tangy BBQ sauce and are super easy to make and quick to cook!
Easy Meatloaf 14 of 14
This easy recipe gets creative with the meats, including the addition of sausage.