The Stove Top Stuffing meatloaf recipe completely transforms this classic dish into something new and totally unique.
Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf
From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito
Stove Top stuffing meatloaf may sound a little strange but believe me it’s absolutely amazing.
The general concept is to replace the traditional breadcrumbs used with a box of Stove Top Stuffing.
I wasn’t sure exactly how I felt about that switch when I fist hear about it.
But curiously got the best of me and I had to give it a try for myself.
I was shocked at how good it was!
The stuffing gives the meatloaf such a unique flavor. It’s kind of like a Thanksgiving feel.
That’s why I chose gravy as a topping instead of my usual ketchup and brown sugar glaze.
It goes so well with the stuffing flavors and the beef.
I love a good traditional meatloaf recipe. It’s definitely a classic for a reason.
But every now and then my family and I like to switch it up a little bit and do something different.
That’s where rbis recipe comes in handle.
What a great way to reinvent a traditional family favorite recipe.
This Stove Top stuffing meatloaf would be great served with some crispy oven roasted potatoes and roasted garlic Parmesan broccoli.
I know if you try this you’ll love it too.
What flavor Stove Top Should I use?
The choice is yours!
Whatever flavor of Stove Top stuffing you’d like to use is completely based on preference.
There are a bunch of different options to choose from. I decided to use the savory herbs flavor.
I thought that one had a lot of great flavor bud anyone would work.
Just choose any one of your favorites.
Can this be made ahead?
Yes this stove top stuffing meatloaf can absolutely be made a day ahead.
Form it into the meatloaf shape, cover it and put it into the refrigerator until you’re read to bake it.
What should I serve with this Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf?
The side dish options for this stove top meatloaf are pretty much endless and completely up to you.
I love serving it with a vegetable and potato on the side.
Like these Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes and Roasted Parmesan Broccoli.
Shells and Cheese would be an awesome addition, too!
Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf Ingredients
- Stove Top stuffing
- Ground beef
- Water/vegetable broth
- Brown gravy
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Onion powder
- Fresh parsley (optional)
First open the Stove Stop stuffing box and add it to a medium sized bowl.
Then pour either some water or vegetable broth over the stuffing and mix it in.
Let that sit for a few minutes until the stuffing softens.
Now add the eggs.
Then add the ground beef
Next season the beef with salt, pepper, onion powder and anything else you’d like.
After that add a little brown gravy (just used a brown gravy jar from grocery store) and ketchup.
Then mix everything together until it’s evenly combined. Don’t over mix the meatloaf or it will become too dense.
Now place the beef and stuffing mixture down onto a parchment paper lined baking dish with a tall lip and form it into a meatloaf shape.
Then bake it in the oven at 350° for about 45 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked all the way through.
Warm up the gravy and add it to the top of the meatloaf. Garnish with parsley if you’d like for a little color pop.
Finally slice up the meatloaf and serve warm. Enjoy!
Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf Recipe Video
Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 6 oz box Stove Top suffing (any flavor you want) I used savory herbs
- 1 cup water or vegetable broth
- 2 eggs
- 1 12 oz can Brown Gravy
- 1/4 cup Ketchup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Pour the box of stove top stuffing into a large bowl and add either the water or vegetable broth. Stir it in and let it sit for a few minutes until the stuffing softens
- Then add the eggs and ground beef. Season it with salt, pepper and onion powder.
- Then add about 1/4 cup of the brown gravy to the bowl and the ketchup
- Mix everything together until its just evenly combined. Don't over mix the meat or it will become too dense.
- Place it on a parchment paper lined baking dish and form it into a meatloaf shape.
- Bake it for about 45 minutes or until the beef is cooked all the way through.
- Warm up the rest of the gravy and add it to the top of the meatloaf. Spread it out evenly.
- Sprinkle the top with fresh chopped parsley, slice and serve warm. Enjoy!
About Al Dente Diva
Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.
As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.
Is there a substitution for the ketchup?
Just omit it or use a little tomato paste
Do I have to use jar gravy or can I use my own gravy?
You can use any kind of gravy youd like!
It’s the best meatloaf I ever made and the best part was that it was the easiest! Thank you so much for such a great recipe!
Thank you for letting me know and giving the meatloaf a try! I really appreciate it
My husband loves meatloafs, I can’t wait to get a box of stuffing so I can make this, thank you
You’re very welcome! I hope you both like them
I’m making this tonight for sure! Can’t wait for some leftover meatloaf grilled cheese after I make this! If you’ve never thrown a leftover piece of meatloaf in a grilled cheese before, you’re missing out! Thanks for all of your recipes, I use them all the time!
Thank you so much! Oh yes meatloaf sandwich are the absolute BEST!!! Enjoy
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I made this last night, I added a spoonful of beefy onion soup mix with the water and it definitely a keeper. Thanks Tara!
That sounds so good! Thanks for trying it and I love how you added your own twist!
I’m trying this out tonight and hope it turns out right!! It says only one pound of beef but it looks like you used more? Like 2 pounds? Just curious. Thanks!!
Hi! Sometimes my videos and instructions don’t match 100% I used more beef you’re right! The recipe calls for 1 pound though. So use that! Enjoy
Hi 👋🏼 .. just wanted you to know I enjoy making your recipes .. I haven’t found one I didn’t like .. but unfortunately sometimes I can’t locate the recipe I’m looking for .. you have a lot of recipes .. so I give up looking for it .. is there an easier way to locate a specific recipe .. Thank you❣️
hello! Thank you so much! I started blogging not too long ago so a lot of my social media recipes don’t have blogs linked. All my newer ones do! You can always use the search bar to type them in. If I have it on the site it will come up
I made this tonight. Best meatloaf I’ve ever made. So good !! Thanks for posting 😊😊
This comment made my night! Thanks so much
I recently made this and hands down best Meatloaf I’ve made. My husband texted me while at work that he was daydreaming of the Meatloaf from last night’s dinner. Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for letting me know! This makes me so happy.
Tara, when doubling the recipe to
2 pounds of chop meat should I double everything else?
Hi! Yes for sure 😊
This is now my go-to recipe for meatloaf. I have others that I’ve tried and they were meh 😕 but THIS ONE…HOLY COW IT’S GOOD!! Its moist instead of dried out and YUMMY!! I’m making it again tonight!! Thank you Tara!!! 😊
Hey Kim. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much!!
I bought box stuffing mix just to try this! What a time saver! Thank you so much! It’s easily adjustable and it tasted delicious!
It’s absolutely my pleasure! Thanks for giving it a try
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This was delightful. I’m not a fan of traditional meatloaf but this was a winner. My family loved it. Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for giving it a try