Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe
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Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

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It’s easy to get your family eating healthier with menus as delicious as the one Tonya Vowels of Vine Grove, Kentucky shares here. Who’d ever guess that mini Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves this moist, tender and full of flavor could possibly be light—especially when topped with bacon and melted cheese!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup crushed reduced-fat Ritz crackers (about 12 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup plus 8 teaspoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 turkey bacon strips, cut in half

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 296 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 672mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, crackers, 1/3 cup cheese, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four small loaves; place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top each with a half-strip of bacon.
  2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p23

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sepisumom User ID: 5308673 162133
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Great recipe! I accidently used smoked pepper instead of regular and my family loved it. They don't want me to use my old meatloaf recipe any more."

amagness7383 User ID: 7086483 66969
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"This Recipe has everything you love and is so easy to fix."

stormxchaser57 User ID: 6115232 94325
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"Very tasty! I made a change in the recipe and used ground bison instead of ground beef, and it was delicious! My whole family loved this recipe. I will definitely be making these again!"

missidj User ID: 5749413 94657
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Really tasty! My husband love them!!"

teacher7 User ID: 3657294 208507
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

"The whole family loves it!"

b11b11 User ID: 4020557 146882
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"Love husband now has me make a double recipes for extra leftovers."

dtuma User ID: 3686252 94301
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"This meat loaf was DELICIOUS for something a bit different if you like meat loaf. My entire family loved it and I will definitely make it again! Easy AND delicious!!"

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