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A slice of cheesy meatloaf on a white plate with mashed potatoes and green beans
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Cheesy Meatloaf

Delicious, Homemade Meatloaf just like Grandma Makes! Plus, it has CHEESE! The Ultimate Comfort Food Dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup ketchup divided
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed sharp cheddar


  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally. Once softened, add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds, just until fragrant. Remove from heat and scrape the mixture into a large mixing bowl. Let cool slightly.
  • To the bowl, add ground beef, bread crumbs, milk, 2 tablespoons ketchup, worcestershire sauce, egg, salt and pepper, and cheddar cubes. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  • Shape the mixture into a loaf on the prepared baking sheet. Spread remaining 2 tablespoons of ketchup on top.
  • Bake 40 - 45 minutes or until the inside reaches 160F. Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.


Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 413mg | Potassium: 576mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 159mg | Iron: 3.7mg