Swiss Cheese Meat Loaf Recipe
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Swiss Cheese Meat Loaf Recipe

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I saw this recipe on a TV show on Amish cooking in the 1980s, and I've adapted it to suit our tastes. The Swiss cheese and bacon make it very satisfying on cold fall and winter evenings.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 bacon strip, cut into thirds
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 8 crackers)
  • 5 tablespoons shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef

Nutritional Facts

1/4 pound: 420 calories, 26g fat (10g saturated fat), 199mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 2 minutes on each side or until cooked but not crisp. Drain on a paper towel; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the egg, crackers, 4 tablespoons cheese, onion, garlic, salt, sage and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pan. Place bacon pieces over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 2-4 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Cheese Meat Loaf in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p128

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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MY REVIEW User ID: 2350474 84577
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2009

"This is a really good meatloaf and I liked the Swiss cheese, it made it different. I used 3 strips of bacon and it was wonderful."

ROCKYTOP08 User ID: 1841044 155866
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2008

"I substituted cheddar cheese for the swiss, as that's what I had on hand and turned out great."

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