I used to have a catering business, and my specialty was comfort food. I once needed a gluten-free meatloaf and my clients went nuts over this. I often use an 8x8 pan or a loaf pan, but a muffin tin really cuts the cooking time. —Vangie Panagotopulos, Moorestown, New Jersey
A friend and I discovered this recipe together and both consider it a staple menu item. I fix the moist, mild-tasting patties often for family and friends. We love them with mashed potatoes, rice or noodles and the gravy, which gets great flavor from fresh mushrooms.
My mother’s meat loaf is something special, swirled with a filling of sour cream, cheddar cheese and stuffed olives. It's the perfect centerpiece for Sunday dinner or even a festive occasion.
If your taste buds call for pot roast but your pocketbook insists on ground beef—or you don't happen to have a roast on hand—here's the perfect solution!The vegetables take on the beefy goodness of the meat loaf's drippings—and save on cleanup, too, since they cook in the same dish.—Magdalene Fiske, La Farge, Wisconsin
A twist on traditional meat loaf, this meat loaf lets you get out of the kitchen to enjoy the summer sun. My husband loves this dish served with grilled corn on the cob. —Melissa Maseda, Dixon, California
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
“My mother made this tender, moist meat loaf at least every other week—and always served it with scalloped potatoes. It was one of my favorite meals growing up.” You’ll be amazed by all the flavor from just a handful of pantry ingredients!
Helen Lipko - Martinsburg, PA