Healthy Meatloaf Recipe

Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family

Meatloaf, stuffed with sautéed mushrooms and oatmeal makes your dinner not just healthy, but super flavorful. If you’re looking for a healthy and easy meatloaf recipe, I offer you this one.

Healthy Meatloaf Recipe

It’s a simple Healthy Meatloaf Recipe made with lean ground beef to give it its classic taste. The beef is mixed with oats, mushrooms, onions, garlic, and savory seasonings, then baked on a baking sheet for crispier edges. Oats instead of breadcrumbs work just so good in this meatloaf recipe and give a traditional tender texture. In addition, it’s more beneficial to your healthy eating and a good alternative if you follow a gluten-free diet.

Mushrooms, sautéed with onion and garlic provide moisture and ton of flavor. These simple ingredients, mixed all together, make the meatloaf comforting and family favorite without increasing the calorie count.

To make the meatloaf, you don’t even need a loaf pan – just shape the mixture into a loaf and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. No messy – no clean up!

To top it off, use your favorite tomato sauce mixed with a little ketchup for a delightful sweetness.

This Meatloaf is a super healthy dinner idea, and makes awesome leftovers!

Even if you already have a favorite meatloaf recipe, you should give this one a try!

Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family

What to serve with Meatloaf

I like serving this Meatloaf with baked potato wedges, as an alternative to mashed potatoes, along with fresh salad or green vegetables. Or try these side dishes:

Italian Roasted Peppers

Zucchini and Tomato Casserole

Broccoli Onion Casserole

The meatloaf is quite filling by itself so I simply served it with the light Healthy Caesar Salad on the side.

If you have leftovers, try some on a salad (like this Taco Salad, for instance), in sandwiches or burritos, put broken meat in tacos!

Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
for 6 people 25 min 1 h 1 h 25 min

Ingredients for Healthy Meatloaf

  • 2 lb (900 g) lean ground beef (85 – 90%)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium (85 g) onion, chopped
  • ½ lb (225 g) mushroom, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ (25 g) cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup (180 ml) milk
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to tasteHealthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family

How to Make Healthy Meatloaf

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions, and cook sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened and slightly golden.
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms and chopped or minced garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 – 10 minutes until the liquid has evaporated and mushrooms and onions are softened and browned.Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, oats, egg, milk, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and cooked onions and mushrooms.Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family
  5. Use your hands to mix all the ingredients together until combined. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place on the prepared baking sheet.Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family
  6. Bake uncovered for about 60 – 65 minutes until the internal temperature is 160° F and the meatloaf is cooked through. Rest the meatloaf 10 minutes before slicing.

Optional:

In a small bowl, mix 4 tablespoon tomato sauce and 2 tablespoon ketchup. Spread the sauce over meatloaf then slice and enjoy!

Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family

How Many Calories in Healthy Meatloaf

Calories (per 1 serve, 170 g): 307 cal Calories (per 100 g ): 180 cal
Fat: 13.7 g Fat: 8.1 g
Carbohydrates: 7.6 g Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
Protein: 37.3 g Protein: 22.0 g
Healthy Meatloaf Recipe – easy dinner idea for all family

Healthy Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf, stuffed with sautéed mushrooms and oatmeal makes your dinner not just healthy, but super flavorful. If you’re looking for a healthy and easy meatloaf recipe, I offer you this one.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Servings 6 people
Calories 307 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb 900 g lean ground beef (85 - 90%)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium 85 g onion, chopped
  • ½ lb 225 g mushroom, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • ¼ 25 g cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup 180 ml milk
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Add the onions, and cook sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened and slightly golden.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and chopped or minced garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8 – 10 minutes until the liquid has evaporated and mushrooms and onions are softened and browned.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, oats, egg, milk, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and cooked onions and mushrooms.
  • Use your hands to mix all the ingredients together until combined. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake uncovered for about 60 - 65 minutes until the internal temperature is 160° F and the meatloaf is cooked through. Rest the meatloaf 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Optional:
  • In a small bowl, mix 4 tablespoon tomato sauce and 2 tablespoon ketchup. Spread the sauce over meatloaf then slice and enjoy!

Notes

How Many Calories in Healthy Meatloaf
Calories (per 1 serve, 170 g): 307 cal Calories (per 100 g ): 180 cal
Fat: 13.7 g Fat: 8.1 g
Carbohydrates: 7.6 g Carbohydrates: 4.5 g
Protein: 37.3 g Protein: 22.0 g

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