Vegetable Meatloaf

Vegetable Meatloaf at The Happy Housewife

We do not usually eat meat as a main dish in our home, but meatloaf is one exception. I love to make meatloaf because it is easy to hide lots of veggies in the meat.

Vegetable Meatloaf


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • shredded veggies of your choice (I use zucchini and carrots)
  • A-1 sauce (about 2 tablespoons)
  • garlic powder, minced onion, pepper ( I never measure these!)


  1. Combine the beef, bread crumbs, egg, and A-1 and spices. (I mix my meat in my mixer because I can’t stand touching raw meat.)
  2. Shred the veggies and add to the meat mixture.
  3. Shape into a loaf and cook for about an hour at 350 degrees. We like a dryer meatloaf so I cook ours on the broiler pan so the juices drain.
  4. Slice and serve.

Courses Main Dish

If you don’t want to wait an hour for your meatloaf to cook, shape your meat into balls and cook in a muffin tin. I tried this a few nights ago and it was a big hit. Meatloaf balls (as my kids called them) might replace our ordinary meatloaf. It cooks faster and the kids loved having their own little meatloaves!






  1. Your meatloaf sounds good, and I love the idea of the mini meat loaves!

  2. Sounds yummy!

    I love meals that you can hide the good stuff in!

  3. Good one! FYI – CBS’ Early Show is doing a segment on meatloaf recipes this morning.

  4. This looks awesome! Definitely will be making it to my menu plan very soon!


  5. I have snuck things in spaghetti sauce but haven’t tried meatloaf. Thanks for the great idea and recipe!

  6. Meatloaf is on my menu this week…I think I will try the balls. And I never tried hiding veggies in the meatloaf. I might have to try that too. Thanks for two great suggestions.

  7. I love meatloaf and this is a great idea!

  8. i don’t make meatloaf for the same reason – but i do have a stand mixer so i’ll try it out! 🙂

  9. I’ve not been very successful with meatloaf, lol, perhaps I should try yours =]

  10. I add carrots to my meatloaf too! yum, yum!!

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

  11. I have never tried it. I sure think I will.

  12. love this idea

  13. Your recipe is so simple! Love it. Also, a tip: on Food Network they gave the advice of making the meatball BIGGER than the muffin tin. That way, the grease drips to the bottom of the tin and the meatball stays elevated. I use normal sized meatballs with my mini-muffin pan and it works great!

  14. This meatloaf looks yummy. What side dishes do you usually serve with it?

  15. Zucchini sounds great–I will have to try it. I usually add salsa and chopped mushrooms. The mushrooms really dissappear when cooked. My DH loves meatloaf with roasted potatoes on the side. But mashed potatoes are a classic side with meatloaf, too.

  16. elizabeth says:

    tried it easy to prepare thanks for a good easy meatloaf


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