stove top stuffing meatloaf

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

June 6, 2022 30 Comments

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.

stove top stuffing meatloaf

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.

stove top stuffing meatloaf and gravy

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.

sliced stove top stuffing meatloaf and gravy

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.

brown gravy on top of meatloaf

That’s where rbis recipe comes in handle.

What a great way to reinvent a traditional family favorite recipe.

stove top stuffing meatloaf with parsley and gravy

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.

stove top stuffing box

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.

stove top stuffing inside

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.

stove top stuffing meatloaf on baking sheet

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.

crispy oven roasted potatoes

I love serving it with a vegetable and potato on the side.

Like these Crispy Oven Roasted Potatoes and Roasted Parmesan Broccoli.

macaroni and cheese

Shells and Cheese would be an awesome addition, too!

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf Ingredients

stove top stuffing ingredients
  • Stove Top stuffing
  • Ground beef
  • Eggs
  • Water/vegetable broth
  • Ketchup
  • 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.

dry stove top stuffing

Then pour either some water or vegetable broth over the stuffing and mix it in.

1 cup of water

Let that sit for a few minutes until the stuffing softens.

softened stuffing

Now add the eggs.

eggs added to stuffing

Then add the ground beef

beef added to stuffing

Next season the beef with salt, pepper, onion powder and anything else you’d like.

seasoned ground beef

After that add a little brown gravy (just used a brown gravy jar from grocery store) and ketchup.

gravy and ketchup in the bowl with the ground beef

Then mix everything together until it’s evenly combined. Don’t over mix the meatloaf or it will become too dense.

meatloaf mixed

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.

meatloaf on baking sheet

Then bake it in the oven at 350° for about 45 minutes or until the meatloaf is cooked all the way through.

preheated oven and meatloaf

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.

gravy on stove top stuffing meatloaf

Finally slice up the meatloaf and serve warm. Enjoy!

sliced up stove top stuffing meatloaf

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf Recipe Video

Stove Top Stuffing Meatloaf

Try swapping out breadcrumbs for stuffing in this unique stove top stuffing meatloaf recipe
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stove top stuffing meatloaf, unique 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!
Tara Ippolito

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.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • Anonymous June 6, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Is there a substitution for the ketchup?

  • Sarah June 6, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    Do I have to use jar gravy or can I use my own gravy?

  • Melanie Rains June 9, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    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!

    • Al Dente Diva June 9, 2022 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you for letting me know and giving the meatloaf a try! I really appreciate it

  • Anonymous June 12, 2022 at 5:22 am

    My husband loves meatloafs, I can’t wait to get a box of stuffing so I can make this, thank you

    • Al Dente Diva June 12, 2022 at 12:15 pm

      You’re very welcome! I hope you both like them

  • Savannah June 19, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    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!

    • Al Dente Diva June 19, 2022 at 11:59 pm

      Thank you so much! Oh yes meatloaf sandwich are the absolute BEST!!! Enjoy

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  • Patricia Carrano July 6, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    I made this last night, I added a spoonful of beefy onion soup mix with the water and it definitely a keeper. Thanks Tara!

    • Al Dente Diva July 8, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      That sounds so good! Thanks for trying it and I love how you added your own twist!

  • Lindsay July 15, 2022 at 12:25 am

    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!!

    • Al Dente Diva July 17, 2022 at 4:41 pm

      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

  • Diana August 6, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    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❣️

    • Al Dente Diva August 7, 2022 at 4:24 pm

      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

  • Sean Garcia August 21, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    I made this tonight. Best meatloaf I’ve ever made. So good !! Thanks for posting 😊😊

    • Al Dente Diva August 21, 2022 at 11:27 pm

      This comment made my night! Thanks so much

  • Raquel September 2, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    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!!!

    • Al Dente Diva September 5, 2022 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you so much for letting me know! This makes me so happy.

  • Sue Costanzo September 8, 2022 at 5:39 am

    Tara, when doubling the recipe to
    2 pounds of chop meat should I double everything else?

  • Kim H September 18, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    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!!! 😊

    • Al Dente Diva September 19, 2022 at 1:55 pm

      Hey Kim. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much!!

  • Melina K November 13, 2022 at 12:17 am

    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!

    • Al Dente Diva November 13, 2022 at 2:09 am

      It’s absolutely my pleasure! Thanks for giving it a try

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  • KAdams January 17, 2023 at 1:47 am

    This was delightful. I’m not a fan of traditional meatloaf but this was a winner. My family loved it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Al Dente Diva January 18, 2023 at 2:17 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for giving it a try

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