Crock Pot Meatloaf Recipe

Crock pot meatloaf recipe

Crock Pot meatloaf is an easy and delicious meal that can cook while you work, play with your kids, or cross things off your to-do list. We like it better than regular meatloaf, and you avoid the chance of the meatloaf grease overflowing in the oven and causing a major cloud of smoke (am I the only one who has done that?).

Crockpot Meatloaf

This recipe is easy to vary: add cumin and chili powder for a Mexican flavor, pureed veggies to get your kids to eat them, or put bacon and homemade barbecue sauce on top (because bacon improves everything!).

Crock pot meatloaf recipe
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Crock Pot Meatloaf Recipe

Delicious meatloaf in the slow cooker for an easy dinner idea.
Course Slow-Cooker
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 183kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix with hands to combine.
  • Shape into a loaf and place in a metal loaf pan or directly in the Crock Pot. Place the loaf pan in the Crock Pot if using a loaf pan.
  • Put the lid on the Crock Pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. If not using the loaf pan, it will cook faster, so check in 3-4 hours on low or 2-3 hours on high.
  • When cooked, turn the Crock Pot off and let the meatloaf rest for 15-30 minutes with the lid off before slicing.
  • Top with homemade ketchup (optional) and serve.


Feel free to tweak the spices in the recipe to give your meatloaf ethnic flair -- try cumin and chili powder for a Mexican style meatloaf.


Serving: 1inch slice | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 589mg | Potassium: 483mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 2.2% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 18.1%

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Random note: my kids actually like meatloaf with applesauce on it, so I add ½ cup applesauce in the last hour of cooking.

Ever made meatloaf in a Crock Pot? What is your secret to great meatloaf? Share below!

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