This meatloaf is perfect for families and also makes for easy and delicious leftovers! Using simple and healthy ingredients, this hearty dish is nutrient-dense and nourishing. A staple recipe for any household, this meatloaf is truly the best!




Health Benefit: This meat loaf recipe is filled with vegetables like onions, spinach, and mushrooms which provides a great source of fiber to help keep us fuller longer. Vegetables also contain B vitamins to support energy and metabolism. This dish is high in protein from ground beef, turkey, or chicken which helps maintain healthy bones and muscles. 

  • Cutting board
  • Saute pan
  • Large bowl 
  • Loaf pan
  • 1.5 lb ground beef (or ground chicken or turkey)
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup mushroom, sliced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, regular or whole wheat
  • ketchup (optional)

You can substitute/add any of the ingredients for some of your favorites. Feel free to substitute ground chicken or turkey in place of meat for a lean protein option. Any kind of breadcrumbs can be used.  

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 375 F
Step 2

 Sauté vegetables; Add to a large bowl with ground meat of choice; Add remaining ingredients; Mix until well-combined


Step 3

Add mixture to a greased loaf pan; Cook for 25 minutes if using ground beef (slightly less time for white meat turkey and/or chicken)

Step 4

Optional: Brush top of meatloaf with ketchup midway through cooking 

Step 5