This easy meatloaf recipe with stuffing cuts down on the prep work by using boxed stuffing and a handful of simple ingredients.
This hassle-free homemade meatloaf is perfect for busy weeknights when you need an easy dinner recipe the whole family will love.
What is it?
A traditional meatloaf recipe uses plain breadcrumbs and a myriad of seasonings to make the meatloaf tender and flavorful. This stuffing meatloaf recipe uses boxed stuffing instead because it already contains a perfect blend of bread crumbs and seasonings.
This drastically cuts down on how many ingredients are needed and eliminates much of the prep work.
Ingredients & Substitution
- Lean ground beef - 85/15 or 80/20 ground beef is ideal. This recipe would also work as a venison meatloaf.
- Boxed stuffing mix (Such as Stovetop Stuffing) - Herb stuffing is my favorite, but any flavor variety is fine.
- Large eggs - Eggs serve as a binder, but you can make flavorful meatloaf without eggs if you run out.
- Ketchup - Ketchup is used to flavor the meat mixture and also as a glaze. However, you could serve this meatloaf with gravy instead. Brown gravy and stuffing have always been one of my favorite combinations.
- Beef broth - You can substitute milk or cold water. Liquid soaks into the stuffing to ensure you have a moist meatloaf.
- Grated parmesan cheese - Parmesan adds flavor, salt, and prevents the meatloaf from being too dry.
- Yellow onion - This can be left out if you don't enjoy onion, but it is great for additional flavor and texture.
- Worcestershire sauce
How to make it
Begin making this easy meatloaf with stuffing recipe by combining the ground beef, box of stuffing, eggs, half cup of ketchup, beef broth, shredded Parmesan, grated yellow onion, and Worcestershire sauce in a large mixing bowl.
Line a bread pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, then place the meat mixture into the pan and press into a loaf shape. Spread the ketchup glaze over the top of the meatloaf with the remaining ketchup.
Place your stove top meatloaf in a 350-degree preheated oven and bake for 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees when tested with a meat thermometer.
Storing & Reheating Leftovers
Leftover stuffing meatloaf stores well in your refrigerator for up to one week if placed in an airtight container or covered tightly in plastic wrap. Leftover slices can be individually reheated in the microwave until heated through or gently warmed up in a skillet set over medium-low heat.
I always recommend enjoying leftover meatloaf as a delicious meatloaf sandwich!
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Meatloaf with Stuffing
- Bread loaf pan
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef
- 6 ounce box stuffing mix (Such as Stove Top Stuffing)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup ketchup (divided)
- ¾ cup beef broth
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- ½ cup grated onion
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, dry stuffing mix, eggs, ½ cup ketchup, beef broth, parmesan cheese, grated onion, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well to combine.
- Place the meatloaf mixture in a bread loaf pan lined with aluminum foil. Press the mixture into an even loaf shape, then paint the remaining ½ cup of ketchup over the top of the loaf.
- Place the meatloaf in the oven uncovered for one hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
- Remove the meatloaf from the oven, let rest for a few minutes, then slice and serve.