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Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

It’s easy to get your family eating healthier with menus as delicious as the one Tonya Vowels of Vine Grove, Kentucky shares here. Who’d ever guess that mini Bacon-Cheddar Meat Loaves this moist, tender and full of flavor could possibly be light—especially when topped with bacon and melted cheese!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup crushed reduced-fat Ritz crackers (about 12 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup plus 8 teaspoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 turkey bacon strips, cut in half


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the egg whites, crackers, 1/3 cup cheese, onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four small loaves; place in an ungreased 11x7-in. baking dish. Top each with a half-strip of bacon.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 296 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 672mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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sepisumom User ID: 5308673 162133
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"Great recipe! I accidently used smoked pepper instead of regular and my family loved it. They don't want me to use my old meatloaf recipe any more."

amagness7383 User ID: 7086483 66969
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"This Recipe has everything you love and is so easy to fix."

stormxchaser57 User ID: 6115232 94325
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"Very tasty! I made a change in the recipe and used ground bison instead of ground beef, and it was delicious! My whole family loved this recipe. I will definitely be making these again!"

missidj User ID: 5749413 94657
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2011

"Really tasty! My husband love them!!"

teacher7 User ID: 3657294 208507
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2010

"The whole family loves it!"

b11b11 User ID: 4020557 146882
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2009

"Love husband now has me make a double recipes for extra leftovers."

dtuma User ID: 3686252 94301
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2008

"This meat loaf was DELICIOUS for something a bit different if you like meat loaf. My entire family loved it and I will definitely make it again! easy AND delicious!!"

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