What could be easier than this recipe for an Italian-inspired meat loaf made in the slow cooker? No fuss, easy cleanup and great taste; it's all right here! —Sharon Delaney-Chronis, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Looking for a healthy main dish that doesn't take up a lot of kitchen time? Consider this moist loaf made with ground turkey. When Janet Crowell serves it at her San Antonio, Texas table, it always gets thumbs-up approval. A jar of fat-free gravy streamlines the preparation.
Not only is this main dish special enough for entertaining, but I can assemble it early in the day and pop it in the oven before dinnertime. It seems much fancier than meat loaf, it's just as easy to make. Plus the cherry sauce really dresses it up, so guests think I fussed.—Nancy Brown, Dahinda, Illinois
Fix and freeze these moist little meat loaves packed with pizza flavor. They're great to reheat for an after-school snack or quick dinner on soccer night. My family likes to drizzle extra pizza sauce on top. —Susan Wollin, Marshall, Wisconsin
Everyone loves this tender meat loaf, which is seasoned with a hint sage. It's good for family get-togethers, picnics and Super Bowls parties. You're sure to get rave reviews whenever you serve it.
—Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah
For this fast family fare, Candace thaws a portion of Ground Beef mix, shapes it into a loaf and covers it with tomato sauce and bacon. Since there's little preparation before popping it in the oven, this main dish is ideal for busy weeknights.
"My husband is on a low-fat diet, so I try to make dishes that are lower in fat, sugar and salt but still have flavor," offers Linda Begley of Stoutsville, Missouri. Her easy-to-fix meat loaf, topped with slices of tomato, is tender, tasty and cuts nicely.
Slices of pineapple and a maraschino cherry make my mom's homey ham loaf pretty enough for company. The accompanying vanilla and raisin sauce lends a distinctive flavor to the meat.
-Susan Ormond, Jamestown, North Carolina