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 first heard about it.
But curiosity 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 this recipe comes in handy.
What a great way to reinvent a traditional family favorite recipe.
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.
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 (store-bought brown gravy in a jar works fine) and ketchup.
Then mix everything together until it’s evenly combined. Don’t over mix the meatloaf or it will become too dense.
Now, carefully transfer the beef and stuffing mixture onto a baking dish lined with parchment paper, ensuring it has a tall lip, and shape it into a classic meatloaf form.
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 pour it over the top of the meatloaf. If you’d like, garnish with some parsley for a pop of color.
Finally slice up the meatloaf and serve warm. Enjoy!
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!