Easy Microwave Meatloaf

Several years ago, when I first moved into my own house, one of my already-married-with a-family best friends gave me a cook book of her favorite recipes. I still use many of them, but one in particular has become a family favorite….Microwave Meatloaf.

We LOVE meatloaf, but when I was working full time there was rarely enough time (or energy) left at the end of a work day to make it. I was thrilled when I received her cook book and discovered a recipe for microwave meatloaf!

Now that we have two active kids and schedules get a little crazy, it still comes in handy. Plus, it’s YUMMY (a must for any recipe, right?).


Microwave Meatloaf

1.5 lb ground beef
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs*
1 egg, beaten**
3/4 cup milk***
1/4 cup chopped onion
1.5 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce or ketchup

Combine all but the BBQ sauce and mix well.
Pack mixture into a 2-quart microwavable dish.
Microwave on high for 5 minutes, then cover with BBQ sauce or ketchup.
Cover and cook another 15 minutes or until done. Enjoy!

Food allergy notes:
*For wheat/soy allergy, replace bread crumbs with gluten/soy-free crackers, finely ground or 1/2 cup oats and 1 tsp Italian seasoning.
**For our Little Man’s egg allergy, I simply omit the egg and add some extra milk.
***Milk allergy: replace milk with substitute of your choice (rice, soy, etc.)

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8 thoughts on “Easy Microwave Meatloaf

  1. This is really awesome, meatloaf is a big favorite in our house for my kids and my hubby. I might give it a try like this sometime. Right now I usually just mix the ingredients in a bowl by hand, form it in the pan and cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to cook. The hardest part for me is the mashed potatoes from scratch that MUST accompany the meatloaf 😉

    1. I put my potatoes covered in a small amount of water and put into mircrowave for 12-14 min. Its quick and easy and they are so tender,, Depending on microwave you may have to check for tenderness every so often.. Mine cooks fast so know that this amt of time works for me..

  2. Adding BBQ sauce might be exactly what it takes to make me a meatloaf convert. Growing up, my mom made tons of meatloaf, and I was never a fan, but recently I’ve had a chicken variation with mushrooms and wine that is pretty tasty. BBQ sauce sounds perfect too!

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