Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This is great with mashed potatoes and peas and as a meatloaf sandwich the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs ground beef or 2 lbs ground chuck or 2 lbs ground turkey (I use turkey to make it less fatty because of the cheese.)
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix (I prefer Lipton Beefy Onion Soup mix)
  • 34 cup oats
  • 2 eggs
  • 34 cup water
  • 13 cup ketchup (I prefer Heinz)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used low-fat extra-sharp cheddar and mozz.combined)


  1. Preheat 350 degrees.
  2. Combine meat, soup mix, oats, eggs, water, and ketchup with large mixer on low.
  3. Slowly add cheese until well-blended.
  4. Shape into loaf.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes.
  6. Add ketchup and sprinkle more cheese on top of loaf, if desired.
  7. Cook 10 more minutes.
  8. Let set 10 minutes before slicing.
Most Helpful

After many other meatloaf attempts, this is our preferred recipe! I always cut it in half, so I've never a problem with cook time like someone else posted. I made it last night and added shredded carrots. When my husband saw what was for dinner he said "this is gonna be the best dinner I've had in a while," which is a reflection of how much he likes this meatloaf : )

Stephie Biggs December 20, 2008

Not a success. I used all turkey and followed the rest of the recipe to a T. It did not mold together it was too loose. I'm going to try it again but I will omit some water. I loved the concept of the oats and cheese.

tffkv March 05, 2006

Very good and very moist ,the only thing I would do different is that I would bake it for an hour instead of 45 min. It was still a little raw at 45 min.

mamasan September 11, 2005