Stove Top Meatloaf recipe

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Stove Top Meatloaf is a tasty twist on traditional meatloaf making for a super simple family meal!

Lean ground beef is combined with our favorite seasoned Stove Top Stuffing mix for a delicious dinner with very little effort!

Prepared and cooked in a bundt pan, this easy Stove Top Meatloaf is then turned out onto a plate and filled with mashed potatoes and gravy!

 Stove Top Meatloaf turned out on a white plate and filled with mashed potatoes and gravy.

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I’ve always loved meatloaf, hot or cold, in a sandwich, leftover… pretty much any which way! My mom always made a traditional meatloaf with onion and bread crumbs and topped it with a ketchup chili sauce topping.

How to Make Meatloaf

When my friend told me she ate meatloaf made with gravy and Stove Top Stuffing, I knew it had to go on my menu.  This easy Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf recipe is our new go to. This recipe uses stove top stuffing in place of breadcrumbs.  Since it’s already loaded with spices, seasonings and onion thed prep for this meal is super fast!

Stove Top Meatloaf with a slice taken out of it.

How Long to Cook Meatloaf

Cooking this in a bundt pan reduces the cooking time compared to a typical loaf style meatloaf (and gives a yummy crisp exterior).  You’ll want to ensure you spray your bundt pan really well to keep the meatloaf from sticking.

This Stove Top Meatloaf should cook about 45-55 minutes or until a thermometer reaches an internal temperature of 160°F.  I always let my meatloaf rest a few minutes before slicing so it stays nice and juicy and doesn’t fall apart while I’m cutting it!

What to Serve with Meatloaf

Once cooked, we fill this delicious Stove Top Meatloaf with heaping scoops of our favorite creamy mashed potatoes and top the whole thing with gravy.

Adding a side of green beans or a side salad (and a slice of crusty bread) turns this into a meal that your entire family is going to love! Above all else though, we LOVE to serve this with Easy Baked Zucchini!

A serving of Stove Top Meatloaf on a white plate, served with mashed potatoes and a side salad

 

What to Do With Leftover Meatloaf

If you happen to be lucky enough to have leftover Stove Top Meatloaf, it’s perfect to enjoy as another meal the next night.  The great thing about this easy meatloaf recipe is that it has such great flavor you can break it up and use it in ANY recipe that uses ground beef!  Add it to a Baked Ravioli Casserole for another quick and delicious meal or break it up to make an amazing Cheeseburger Casserole or add it to soup!

Can You Freeze Meatloaf?

Absolutely!! Stove Top Meatloaf can be frozen for up to 2 months.  I allow it to cool completely and slice it into individual servings making it extra easy to grab a slice for lunch for the perfect meatloaf sandwich!

To defrost, I leave it in the fridge overnight or defrost and then heat it in the microwave.

Stove Top Meatloaf is so easy to prepare yet so absolutely delicious, your family and friends will think you slaved for hours!

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Servings: 6 servings
Stove Top Meatloaf
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
 

This easy meatloaf recipe takes just minutes to prepare and it comes out perfectly delicious every time!

Ingredients
  • 1 package of Stove Top stuffing any flavor
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 packages brown gravy mix divided use
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 large eggs beaten
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl add stuffing mix and 1 cup of hot water and let sit 5 minutes.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine 1 package of brown gravy mix, ground beef and egg.

  3. After the stuffing has sat for 5 minutes and cooled, incorporate the stuffing mix into the ground beef mixture.

  4. Grease a bundt pan with non stick spray and then press the ground beef mixture into the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until no longer pink inside

  5. Once baked, rest for 5 minutes while preparing the second package of gravy and then invert onto a plate. 

  6. Serve with mashed potatoes and brown gravy in the center of the meatloaf.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 309, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 135mg, Sodium: 102mg, Potassium: 326mg, Protein: 21g, Vitamin A: 1.6%, Calcium: 2.9%, Iron: 13.6%

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Stove Top Meatloaf with slice removed

 

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108 comments on “Stove Top Meatloaf recipe”

  1. I love ur recipes.

  2. Best Stove Top is the PORK flavor & use it with the PORK gravy mix, too, even if you are using beef in recipe. I need to try this one!

  3. Would this work with homemade stuffing? Have you tried it that way?

  4. Tried cooking this without the bundt pan, because I don’t have one — I tried it in a 9×9 glass dish and it was a soupy mess after 1hr20min so I took it out, swapped it to a baking sheet and baked it on that for ~15 minutes and served it on bread with the gravy on top of the taters and meat….mush? I will try again with less water and more stuffing. Even as a mess it still tasted yummy.

  5. I would omit the water for the stuffing. You can use the dry gravy mix and dry stuffing, in the meatloaf mix, without the water.

  6. This was very good meatloaf recipe nice & moist 😉 I added some dried garlic , minced onion & parsley dried .. just because I like a little extra spice . Thanks for the share 😉 my husband truly enjoyed !!

  7. I have made this twice now 😉 I used a large size loaf pan.. no need to use your hands to mix the hamburger a spoon works fine after the addition of the beaten eggs I also added some minced onion & parsley .. super moist & full of flavour. Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. Love this recipe. I’ve made it three times now. I just add the gravy packet as is. I also add a pack of onion soup mix. Best meatloaf I’ve ever made.

  9. I have been doing this for ten years. Minus the gravy. I do use a cup and a half of water to make the stuffing really moist. Dry bread crumbs make a dry meat loaf. I love that I have a set recipe and don’t have to figure out what to put in the meat. I called the company once to share with their research and development department. I was told they didn’t take ideas from customers. Well, a few years later, low and behold, my idea was on the box. I use Savory Herb.

  10. This looks yummy but it looks a little mushy what I would do is take stuffing mix and use the gravy to moisten the stuffing,eliminating the extra water. This will give the meat loaf a better form but still be moist. Great idea I’m going to try it

  11. I made this for my family today. It was the best meatloaf we’ve ever eaten!! I definitely recommend NOT adding the cold water for the gravy. Just put it in the meat mixture dry. That is what I did, based on previous reviews saying it was mushy. Leaving out the cold water for the gravy packet did the trick. It was still super moist but not mushy. I added about a teaspoon each of onion powder and garlic powder. Absolutely DELICIOUS!! I made mashed potatoes, brown gravy and brown sugar cinnamon carrots to go with it. I also put mine in a meatloaf pan instead of using a bundt pan. It was not done after an hour so I put it back in for 30 more minutes. It came out perfect!

  12. I made this for my family today. It was the best meatloaf we’ve ever eaten!! I definitely recommend NOT adding the cold water for the gravy. Just put it in the meat mixture dry. That is what I did, based on previous reviews saying it was mushy. Leaving out the cold water for the gravy packet did the trick. It was still super moist but not mushy. I used the cornbread stuffing mix and I added about a teaspoon each of onion powder and garlic powder. I used a meatloaf pan instead of using a bundt pan. It was not done after an hour so I put it back in for 30 more minutes. It came out perfect! This will be a regular meal in our home. 🙂

  13. Looks delicious, can’t wait to try it this weekend!

  14. For the Stove Top meatloaf, what type of stuffing do you need? There are a couple different flavors, chicken, cornbread, etc.

  15. Turkey stuffing mixed with ground beef?

  16. What kind of stove top stuffing?

  17. i want to try both of these

  18. hubby can’t eat beef — will this work with ground turkey??

    • I’ve only tried this recipe as written but other readers have had great success with ground turkey in this recipe.

  19. Have you every made the meatloaf with ground turkey? I can’t eat beef.

  20. My mo;d didn’t release so it looked bad but tasted wonderful.

  21. how would you go about draining the grease from the beef? i dont eat meat but cook it for my hubby so this kind of thing is new to me – seems like itd be super greasy… help! i want to make this soon!

  22. I made this last night and was blown away! For how easy and affordable the recipe is, I can’t believe the results were so delicious.

    I tweaked it a bit, due to the fact I only had 3/4lb. ground beef. . .

    So I only used 1 egg, a little shy of the entire stuffing mix, and then kept everything else the same. Well, except adding a tiny bit of lemon pepper, about 1/4tsp. then 1 1/2tsp. Lipton Onion Soup mix and around 1/4tsp. celery seed. Added salt and pepper to taste.

    I baked it in a foil lined and greased loaf pan at 350° in my toaster oven until the internal temperature was at 155°. After resting, served with mashed potatoes sans gravy and I STILL didn’t feel the need or desire to use any ketchup.

    I will be making this many more times, for sure. Thank you so much for sharing this gem!

  23. this is something I am going to try, but I will have to increase it. When feeding six people 11/5 lbs of beef is just not going to cut it.lol. I would also use a meat oaf pan.

  24. I have to say I am not a meatloaf person and my son is extremely picky… I decided to try this recipe and was so surprised how good it turned out to be,,, I had a couple of slices and my son completely cleaned his plate,,, which I don’t think he has ever done… This meatloaf just melts in your mouth… It is definitely a do over!!!! I definitely recommend trying this…

  25. Thank You

  26. Any change in oven time or oven temperature if not a bundt, i.e., regular loaf shape? Thank you!

  27. JB, For a bit different omit the gravy and add 1/2 of cup of your favorite bq sauce I use Curley’s then add a 1/2 of cup more to the top in the last 15 min of cooking I also add a onion to the meat loaf, my whole family loves it!! here is my version and thanks I am going to try your version next time I make meat loaf.
    In a bowl mix
    1.5 lbs, of 80/20 ground beef
    1 chopped onion (i prefer to pre cook onion in a little butter until translucent)
    one box of chicken stove top stuffing (I buy the cheaper brand and it works great)
    1 cup of water
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup of bq sauce
    throw it all together mix with yes your hands
    bake for 30 minutes take out of oven and add !/2 cup more to top put back in the oven for 15 minutes and enjoy
    Comment do not soak stuffing/ using it wet will make it to soupy

  28. Would this also work in a loaf pan?

  29. oh my that is so yummy looking will try it soon

  30. I omitted the water for the stuffing, and added about a 1/2 cup of shredded apple came out perfect! There were NO leftovers either which is rare at my house!

  31. I omitted the water for the stuffing, and added about a 1/2 cup of shredded apple, it came out perfect! There were NO leftovers either, which is very RARE at my house. This is a keeper!

  32. This looks really good. I was wondering if there is any way I could get how much a serving would be and how many calories in a serving. Thank you!!

  33. how much is a serving and how many calories in a serving.

  34. Love the idea of stove top & gravy pkg so much flavor I also added diced onions fresh garlic grated cheese chopped fresh spinach red peppers Worcester sauce, to make a deniers loaf thanks for stove top idea i will differently use again

  35. I never liked meat loaf. My got me to like it. However, she is no longer with me and I have been experimenting with a lot of the dishes she always made. This recipe and it’s ingredients make this one look delicious, too. I will be making this. Thanks for sharing.

  36. When making meatloaf if you make a hole in the middle it helps it cook evenly. I make my meat loafs in a casserole dish, I never have a problem with it being mushy.

  37. I will be trying this….I will, however, be adding a chopped sweet onion, a green pepper and some mushrooms. That’s how my husband and I like ours. ♥

  38. what if u dont own a bundt pa, would another pan work for this?

  39. What oz. size box is in this recipe?

  40. Adding 1 cup of gravy to the meatloaf mixture made it too ‘soupy’ to work with! The instructions aren’t clear at all! Maybe mixing the dry mix with just a little water?

  41. THIS LOOKS DELICIOUS CAN’T WAIT TO TRY IT. LIKE SOMETHING DIFFERENT

  42. This is a great idea, JB. I had everything but the gravy mix, so I’m going to substitute beef stock and flour in the meatloaf. I’ll post results on my Pinterest account.

  43. SOUNDS WONDERFUL, I WILL TRY IT..

  44. i made this the other night and it was to moist . what can i cut back on

  45. sounds like great meat loaf

  46. My Husband loves my meatloaf Yes we Both hate the regular kind . I make mine with herb dressing mix and cream of mushroom soup. Yep this sound a lot like it. I also not a fan of brown gravy mix. Thanks for the ideal…

  47. When I make my meat loaf it just falls apart, I keep mixing more and more still the same.

  48. OMG that looks SO YUMMY !!lol ..going to try it SOON !! 😉

  49. Been making this type of meat loaf from many years. I don’t like package gravy mixes, so I substitute ketchup and a bit of bbq sauce. So delicious! I’m asked to make it at family get togethers. I use a large loaf pan .

  50. Going to try this! It sounds delicious! I want to double the recipe, I wonder how long it will take to bake it. Any suggestions?

  51. What about all the grease from the meatloaf?

  52. This meatloaf looked so tasty but it didn’t turn out as good as I had hoped. It was over the top salty and all I could taste was the seasoning in the stuffing mix. I think I would try it again with unflavored stuffing and add my own seasonings.

  53. I can not wait to try the meatloaf. It looks and sounds great. Hot or Cold My favorite

  54. Yummy

  55. Can’t wait to try these recipes

  56. I can’t wait to try your recipes

  57. I have been looking for a recipe for meatloaf that didn’t use ketchup for months so glad I found this one. Will definitely try this one out. Thank you!!

  58. Made this today…exactly as the recipe says. It was great!! Reminds me of a meat loaf from the old diners of the 50s. Will definitely make again

  59. Made it in a loaf pan with brown gravey and turkey stuffing..delish! Use extra lean ground beef so you dont have to drain the loaf dish after cooking.

  60. This was easy to make and a big hit! The next day I made sandwiches and they were also tasty

  61. Wow! pls help me on how to cook other recipe, coz I don’t have any idea.

  62. It is important to use the water. Not only does it make it moist but it also makes a tender meatloaf!

  63. My favorite is ground turkey, dried onion soup mix and the bread stuffing mix. Yummy. Have used other flavors and meats too. Easiest recipe around and never boring.

  64. I would love to try this!

  65. I used 93/7 ground beef so grease was not an issue. And I used a regular loaf pan. I put the mashed potatoes on top of the meatloaf. (Like a cake). And shredded cheese. Did not add the 2nd cup of water. It is DELICIOUS!!

    • I believe the 2nd cup of cold water was to be used for 2nd Pkg. of gravy mix.
      It was to be use for serving, on top of mashed potatoes and meatloaf.

      mix. It is for gravy for top of mashed potatoes and meatloaf at serving.

  66. I made the Stove Top stuffing meatloaf, just a few days ago, June 30, 2017. I used a box of the Chicken Stuffing, 1 1/2 lbs of 80/20 gr beef. I cup of water in the stuffing and let set. Instead of the pkgs of brown gravy, I bought Heinz brown gravy w/onion, and a jar of Heinz w/Mushroom. Mixed them together, and used just 1 cup in the mix. Everything else I did the same. But I put it in a 13×9 glass pan. Came out perfect, I have been eating it cold and hot. I will add a little more water to the stuffing mix. It was a 6 oz box. It is delicious. Not to mushy and had a delicious flavor.

  67. I made this and my family and I loved it!

  68. My husband and I absolutely loved this recipe ! I’m used to making my “standard” meatloaf with bread crumbs, eggs, tomato sauce and hamburger with a ketchup glaze (which is mighty good, if I can brag a little on it), but this is a fantastic change up. I followed the directions as written. The only problem I had was that it stuck to the bundt pan a little, and believe me…I SPRAYED IT !!! It turned out ok, I just pieced it together and covered it with mashed potatoes and gravy. Anyway, I made this a few weeks ago…and I’m ready to make it again this week ! Thanks for the great recipe.

  69. I found the amount of stuffing too overwhelming and it made the meatloaf dry. Next time I will reduce the amount of stuffing by half.

  70. Made it tonight. Nice flavour and moist but too mushy. Next time I will omit to he water for to hehe gravy. Tasty nonetheless and will definitely make again. Tonight, I used ground turkey with turkey gravy and turkey stuffing.

  71. Made this tonight, delicious! I added onion soup packet dry with the gravy mix, then added about 1/2 cup of water to the meat mixture.

  72. Wondering if you could do this as a meal prep. Get it ready and freeze til your ready to cook I love this recipe is why am asking?

  73. Tonight I’m making this meatloaf for the second time. I followed the recipe exactly, except I used a loaf pan and it turned out perfectly. I can’t understand why some people’s turned out mushy. Love this recipe!!

  74. To the people who have mush: The cold water is to make the gravy! If you put a cup of water in the meat mixture you just FAIL!

  75. I hope this comes out good- it’s in the oven right now. 20 minutes into the bake time I had to hurry and pull it out to mix s cup of water into it. your directions do not specify mixing the water into the gravy mix . It simply states “ mix the meat with the gravy packet and 2 eggs. It was not until I looked at the video, after it was in the oven that I saw the gravy packet was combined with water first. You might want to specify that in the directions to avoid any one else making that mistake.

  76. Anyone try making this meatloaf in your crockpot ??
    I am thinking of making this in my crockpot for tomorrow

  77. I made this today and it was delicious!! Easy and flavorful! Was a big hit with my family! Will definitely make it again!!!

  78. I’ve made this 5x comes out perfect every time. Love it. 

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