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Cottage Cheese Meat Loaf

"Putting cottage cheese in meat loaf makes it wonderfully moist," assures Maggie Slocum of Lindon, Utah.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. + standing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into an ungreased 8-in. square baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until meat is no longer pink. Drain; let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 340 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 140mg cholesterol, 1199mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.

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  • BuzzerBee
    Nov 4, 2013

    I love this recipe. The cottage cheese and Parmesan cheese shake up the traditional recipes. Like to use shredded Parmesan!, not grated.

  • ibadams
    Feb 2, 2012

    I prefer meatloaf with bread crumbs instead of oats.

  • mnshel
    Sep 12, 2010

    I did not enjoy this at all. I thought it was too bland. I also didn't like the consistancy.

  • darbri
    Jul 3, 2010

    Made it on the Weber grill...AWESOME! My husband and I ate the whole thing! Molded it into a round loaf and placed in shallow round cake pan befre placing on grill....indirect heat.

    Oct 10, 2006

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