Cottage Cheese Meat Loaf Recipe

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"Putting cottage cheese in meat loaf makes it wonderfully moist," assures Maggie Slocum of Lindon, Utah.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 340 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 1,199 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink. Drain; let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cottage Cheese Meat Loaf in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p18

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 340 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 140 mg cholesterol, 1,199 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 34 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

I love this recipe. The cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese shake up the traditional recipes. Like to use shredded Parmesan!, not grated.

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

I prefer meatloaf with bread crumbs instead of oats.

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

I did not enjoy this at all. I thought it was too bland. I also didn't like the consistancy.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

Made it on the Weber grill...AWESOME! My husband and I ate the whole thing! Molded it into a round loaf and placed in shallow round cake pan befre placing on grill....indirect heat.

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