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


  • 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 lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 340 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 1199mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.


  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

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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BuzzerBee User ID: 5750450 73513
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."

ibadams User ID: 2074934 35220
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"I prefer meatloaf with bread crumbs instead of oats."

mnshel User ID: 4820066 26565
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

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

darbri User ID: 1915517 20801
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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