Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

This comforting meatloaf is filled with cheese. Recipe is from At Home Cafe, by Helen Puckett DeFrance.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, gently mix all ingredients except cheese.
  3. Transfer half of meat mixture to 9x5-inch loaf pan.
  4. Top with cheese; cover with remaining meat mixture.
  5. Bake 60-70 minutes until meat thermometer inserted into center of loaf registers 170 degrees F.
  6. Let meatloaf rest in pan 20 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

Surprisingly delicious! It is such a simple recipe but this is just THE perfect combination of ingredients. Definitely a keeper - loved by my husband AND 18 month old! I used ground turkey and spread a thin layer of ketchup over the top after 45 min of cooking. I also omitted the creole seasoning (didn't have on hand) and minced garlic (simply fogot to add it, but will next time) and it tasted amazing. Thank you, thank you!

Christina V. December 15, 2010

I really enjoyed this. It is not a traditional meatloaf. It is more of a Mexican meatloaf. It is a little bit spicy, which I love. I used "hot" salsa, so mine had some kick. Next time I will use Monterrey Jack or a Mexican blend for the cheese instead of Mozzarella and see how that tastes. Thanks for posting! I made this for Everyday is a Holiday tag!

breezermom December 11, 2008