Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf – Budget Friendly Dinner

When I first discovered Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf I thought I had found a new recipe for an Easy Budget Friendly Dinner.

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

But after a little research, I found out that the recipe is actually from the back of a stovetop stuffing box from 1972!

Well, it’s still new to me and I have to tell you it’s one of the best meatloaf recipes I’ve tried in a while. Plus it’s soooo easy!

The recipe uses stove top stuffing in place of breadcrumbs. Since the stuffing mix is already loaded with spices, seasonings, and onion the prep is super fast!

This easy meatloaf recipe with a stuffing mix has become my new go-to meatloaf recipe.

Here’s the recipe so you can give it a try and see for yourself!

Your oven should be preheated to 350 degrees F.

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf Recipe

This Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf Recipe couldn't be easier to make, but the taste... OMG

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 350 kcal



  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 6 oz box Stove Top stuffing mix (any flavor
  • 1/3 cup ketchup



  1. Beat the eggs along with the milk. Add the Stop Top Stuffing Mix and allow it to sit until it has absorbed the liquid.
  2. Add the stuffing mixture to the ground beef and carefully combine. Don't over mix!
  3. Add the mixture to a 9 x 4 baking pan or pat into a 8 x 8 baking dish and spread a thin layer of ketchup on top. Alternately you can make a free form loaf on a sheet pan covered with foil.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for approximately one hour. A meat thermometer should register 160 degrees.
  5. Once you remove the meatloaf from the oven allow it to cool approximately 15 minutes before slicing.

When you slice into it you will find that it’s always moist, never falls apart, and is just absolutely delicious.

On Your Own:

Use premade spaghetti sauce (Prego with sausage and garlic) instead of ketchup. Top with grated cheese after baking.

You can also mix together 1/3 cup ketchup, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and a teaspoon of mustard for the topper instead of the plain ketchup.

Try mixing in a diced onion and a handful of grated cheese (about a cup) to the stuffing mixture before combining with the meat.

Good To Know:

Meatloaf freezes really well. If a 2-pound meatloaf is too much for your family just freeze the leftovers. Thaw overnight in the fridge. This Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf makes excellent leftover sandwiches.


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