Slow Cooker Italian Meatloaf

READY IN: 6hrs 5mins
Recipe by Chef Dine

This is an awesome recipe and very versitile. I also make up the meatloaf mixture and shape into meatballs. It makes about 3 dozen meatballs. I will freeze in 3 quart size ziploc bags and simmer a dozen or so in a sauce pan and spaghetti sauce when we want to have spaghetti with meatballs for dinner! Very Moist and flavorful

Top Review by Kandi K.

This was my first crock pot meatloaf. I tweaked the recipe a bit based on others comments. It turned out great-my family loved it. I used 1 1/2 italian bread crumbs instead of the fresh bread; instead of onion flakes I used 1 cup of the frozen season mix (onions, celery, & bell pepper). I also omitted the garlic salt. I added 1 Tbls worcestershirer sauce to the meat mixture and a couple of shakes to the tomatoe sauce that went on top of the loaf. Will definately make this again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 slices fresh bread (ripped into small pieces, about 2 cups)
  • 12 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 12 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce


  1. Fold a 30" long piece of foil in half lengthwise. Place in the bottom of the slow cooker with both ends hanging over the top edges of the slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except 2 Tbls spaghetti sauce until well blended.
  3. Shape into a loaf. Place in a slow cooker on top of foil. Spread 2 Tbls of spaghetti sauce over top.
  4. Cover tightly and cook on high 2 1/2 to 3 hours or on low 5 to 6 hours.
  5. Use the ends of the foil to lift out meat loaf and transfer to a serving platter.

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