Photo: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Paige Hicks
Hands-on Time
13 Mins
Total Time
21 Mins
Serves 4

The meat loaf cooks in the microwave for just 8 minutes, a fraction of the time it takes for traditionally baked meat loaf. Broiling the cheese on top of the cooked meat loaf until it's brown and bubbly lends the dish a pleasing, oven-baked look.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 8 ingredients (through egg) in a large bowl; stir gently to combine. Spread beef mixture evenly in a 9 1/2-inch microwave-safe loaf dish coated with cooking spray; do not pack beef mixture into dish. Loosely cover with a paper towel. Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat broiler.

Step 3

Sprinkle meat loaf with cheese; broil 3 minutes or until browned.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

GayleR's Review

August 22, 2014
So quick and easy that I'm sure I'll make it again. I substituted Italian bread crumbs and grated Parmesan, which gave it a real Italian twist. I did not have any problems with crumbling.

daneanp's Review

July 13, 2013
Not bad for a microwave meatloaf recipe. So quick too. Perfect for those worknight meals. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli.

tpetricini's Review

June 01, 2013
Easy prep, easy to cook. It was fast AND delicious. I added an extra 1 min. 30 sec to the cook time. I will make this my go to meatloaf recipe from now on. The only complaint I have is that it was very crumbly. The end pieces made nice slices, but the rest cut into a crumbly mess.

StrayCat's Review

May 17, 2013

cheflisa's Review

April 18, 2013

musicalmargaret's Review

April 13, 2013