A classic meatloaf is the kind of meal the whole family will eagerly dive into. It is also one of the few meals the kids will jump to participate in making. But a lot of meatloaf recipes are loaded with fat and use not-so-wholesome ingredients. For this super Easy Meatloaf recipe, we’ve updated the classic recipe to feature healthier whole ingredients you can feel good about putting on the dinner table.
This easy meatloaf recipe makes six large portions for a hearty family dinner (or enough for a week of meal prep!). Let kids in on the fun, they will love to help squish the meat and veggies together into a loaf!
This healthier Easy Meatloaf has all of the flavor the classic featuring 95% lean ground beef, flat-leaf parsley, and creamy Dijon mustard.
- 1½ lbs. raw 95% lean ground beef (or turkey)
- 1 large egg
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- ¾ medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 medium celery stalk, chopped
- ½ cup all-natural tomato sauce
- 1 cup whole-grain bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp. dried parsley
- Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine beef, egg, garlic, onion, bell pepper, celery, tomato sauce, bread crumbs, mustard, and parsley in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired; mix well with clean hands.
Place mixture in loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until cooked through.
The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.
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