Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf Recipe
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Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf Recipe

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This recipe is quick because I already have packages of cooked bacon and shredded cheese in my freezer. I just defrost them and add them to the ground beef mixture.—Kimberly Lund, Park City, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 12 bacon strips), divided
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, 1 cup Swiss cheese, 3/4 cup bacon, bread crumbs, garlic powder and onion powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Drain. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf in Quick Cooking January/February 2004, p6

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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KayMatson 143822
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"I used what i had on hand at the time, (half n half for the evaporated milk, and Chedder for the Swiss). It came out just fine and my family loved it. I will be keeping this one hand for a easy dinner Kay Matson"

Aestira 104457
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"Honestly, at first when I saw this recipe I thought, who makes meatloaf w/ swiss cheese? But my husband thought the idea was great & asked if I would make it. I followed the recipe exactly and when we had family over, served it up. There wasn't a word spoken while eating & there wasn't a drop left. The meatloaf is delicious and the recipe is a total keeper. Thanks so much for submitting this Kimberly!"

zachsgirl91809 60587
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2013

"I have made this several times and this is the only way my husband will eat meatloaf. I enjoy it myself, however I rarely have swiss cheese on hand and rarely buy it, so I will sometimes substitute it with mozzarella cheese. Since it's just my husband and I eating, I will make smaller loaves and freeze the rest. This also cuts the bake time in half."

jdroets 104312
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"I've made this a couple times but I used cheddar cheese instead of swiss. This is a keeper!"

SBRRanch 90758
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"None of my family are big meat loaf lovers, but this recipe they all loved."

iamyoung 56252
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"Yummmm. I increased the meat to 2 lbs, but spread it out rather than form a loaf in the pan, so the cooking time was the same. It was just the right size for three adults and three children."

u45529 130928
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"Very good, but a little pricey with all that bacon."

u45529 50964
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2010

"Really good! Next time I think I'll substitute oatmeal for the bread crumbs. We love the taste of oatmeal in meatloaf."

decbabe 90757
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

"oh my goodness out of this world"

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