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Bacon Swiss Meat Loaf

This recipe is quick because I already have packages of cooked bacon and shredded cheese in my freezer. I just defrost them and add them to the ground beef mixture.—Kimberly Lund, Park City, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 65 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 12 bacon strips), divided
  • 1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, 1 cup Swiss cheese, 3/4 cup bacon, bread crumbs, garlic powder and onion powder. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 160°. Drain. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake 3-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

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  • gunslinger
    Mar 10, 2020

    Not your traditional meatloaf but very delicious! Taste like a large bacon swiss cheeseburger!

  • pallygirl117
    Feb 19, 2020

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  • tennis-twin
    Aug 8, 2017

    Cooked this for my son who is on a low carb diet - substituted heavy cream for the evaporated milk and crushed up pork rinds for the bread crumbs. Came out great - I even liked it and I am not a meat loaf lover :)

  • KayMatson
    Jun 29, 2014

    I used what i had on hand at the time, (half n half for the evaporated milk, and Chedder for the Swiss). It came out just fine and my family loved it. I will be keeping this one hand for a easy dinner Kay Matson

  • Aestira
    Apr 26, 2014

    Honestly, at first when I saw this recipe I thought, who makes meatloaf w/ swiss cheese? But my husband thought the idea was great & asked if I would make it. I followed the recipe exactly and when we had family over, served it up. There wasn't a word spoken while eating & there wasn't a drop left. The meatloaf is delicious and the recipe is a total keeper. Thanks so much for submitting this Kimberly!

  • sabrinaglick
    Apr 29, 2013

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  • zachsgirl91809
    Mar 4, 2013

    I have made this several times and this is the only way my husband will eat meatloaf. I enjoy it myself, however I rarely have swiss cheese on hand and rarely buy it, so I will sometimes substitute it with mozzarella cheese. Since it's just my husband and I eating, I will make smaller loaves and freeze the rest. This also cuts the bake time in half.

  • BeJoWo
    Aug 2, 2012

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  • jdroets
    Mar 26, 2012

    I've made this a couple times but I used cheddar cheese instead of swiss. This is a keeper!

  • SBRRanch
    Jan 26, 2012

    None of my family are big meat loaf lovers, but this recipe they all loved.