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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.

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2013


Credit: Romulo Yanes; Styling: Paige Hicks

Recipe Summary

13 mins
21 mins
Serves 4


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • Preheat broiler.

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

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

232 calories; fat 10.2g; saturated fat 3.9g; mono fat 3.2g; poly fat 0.8g; protein 28.5g; carbohydrates 7.2g; fiber 0.9g; cholesterol 114mg; iron 2.1mg; sodium 492mg; calcium 114mg.