No Fuss Healthy Meat Loaf

Meat loaf is a classic American comfort food, and while many versions leave something to be desired in the nutrition front, it is possible to treat your family to their favorite dish without compromising on their health. This delicious, lean rendition captures the flavors we all know and love while bringing the benefits of whole-grains and vegetables to the tradition. Serve it with a generous side of vegetables for a well-rounded meal.

Garlic Herb Meat Loaf

Classic Meatloaf

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This meatloaf tastes just like your mother used to make it, but with lean meat and oats to bind the mixture and keep it moist, this version is a whole lot healthier. If you like more veggies in your meatloaf, feel free to add more of your favorites to the mix.

Servings: 8 (132 g )

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 1 hour 15 min.


  • 7 Tbsp. ketchup, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp. parsley
  • 1 Tbsp. basil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 9″x5″ loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine 4 tablespoons of ketchup and all other ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until well blended.
  3. Pat mixture into loaf pan and top with remaining 3 tablespoons ketchup. Bake to a minimum internal temperature of 160ºF (1 hour).
  4. Remove from oven and let stand to finish cooking (10 minutes). Serve in slices.