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Cottage Cheese Meat Loaf Recipe

"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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Reviews for Cottage Cheese Meat Loaf

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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."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

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

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

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

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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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