Quick and Easy Meatloaf

Meat loaf is a great family dinner (and makes great leftovers), but it can feel like a production to put together. That's not the case with these quick and easy meat loaf recipes that make dinner tonight a snap (and leftovers tomorrow all set!).

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Savory Meatloaf

Campbell's

Meatloaf is the definition of comfort food and this saucy version shines when the family gathers for a meal and conversaton.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Barbecue-Sauced Meatloaf

Midwest Living

Meat loaf is a winter standard, but it's time to update your mother's classic recipe. Try spreading barbecue sauce on top for a little extra zing.

Cheesy Meat Loaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Purchased pesto, a biti of beer, and cheese imparts a flavor punch to ordinary meat loaf.

Chicken Meatloaf

Family Circle

A blend of mushrooms and onions keeps this lightened-up Chicken Meatloaf nice and moist. Serve with mashed potates or roasted vegetables.

Mexican Pizza

Parents

Refried beans and salsa stand in for marinara sauce in this tasty Mexican Pizza recipe. Take the toppings South of the border, too, by sprinkling on corn, chopped avocado and cilantro.

Total: 40 mins

Easy Sauerbraten-Style Meat Loaf

Better Homes and Gardens

Here's a delicious, quick-to-assemble alternative to German meat loaf.

Grass-Fed Ground Beef Meatloaf

Family Circle

Flavorful grass-fed beef and a creamy lentil mash make this meatloaf dinner oh-so modern.

Oatmeal Meat Loaf Slices

Better Homes and Gardens

Steel cut oats add moisture and nutrition to this sausage meat loaf.

Mini Tex-Mex Turkey Meat Loaves

RO*TEL

Ground turkey combined with flavorful tomatoes and taco seasoning bakes quickly in mini loaves for a fast weeknight meal.

Total: 30 mins

Chili con Cupcake

Parents

Think of this recipe as chili-flavored mini meatloafs. Serve with a side salad and a cornbread muffin for a delightful comfort food dinner.

Mini Meatloaves with Sweet Potato Fries

Smithfield

If your kids will eat hamburgers, chances are they will eat these little meatloaves and won't detect the vegetables that are hidden in them.

Total: 20 mins

Quick and Easy Spaghetti Carbonara

I always like to try and re-create the meals I've enjoyed on my travels, and this Spaghetti Carbonara not only brought back some wonderful memories of Italy, it was so quick and easy to prepare that my husband and I could spend less time in the kitchen and more time reminiscing. It uses only 5 ingredients, and it's ready in just 20 minutes. When Under the Tuscan Sun came out in movie theaters in 2003, I watched Diane Lane fall hopelessly in love with the picturesque countryside of Tuscany -- and I, too, fell hard.

Quick & Easy Dips and Spreads

You want to lay out an assortment of dips that provide familiar flavors without any fuss.These recipes require few ingredients, a big mixing bowl, and a spoon to make and are served with chips.

Next-Day Grilled Meat Loaf Sandwiches

Better Homes and Gardens

Meat Loaf Muffins

Better Homes and Gardens

A ho-hum weeknight recipe morphs into a cute dinner display when you top mini meatloaves with a sweet cranberry-tomato sauce, creamy mashed potatoes and melty cheese.

Mini Meatloaves and Broccolini

Parents

There will be no more dinnertime fights over the "best" piece of meatloaf when you bake individual servings in a muffin pan.

Swedish Meatballs: Quick and Easy Meals

We're big fans of the smorgasbord, the Swedish buffet-style meal where groaning plates of herring, cheeses, salads, sausages, and vegetables present a perfect Scandinavian feast. And no smorgasbord worth its salt would be without kottbullar (Swedish meatballs). They're hearty, meaty party food (small enough so that they're easy to eat while you're mingling), and, served with a side of buttery noodles (sprinkled with parsley) or mashed potatoes, they're a great entree for nights when you don't have time to fuss.

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