Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can make your favorite meatloaf recipe in the crock pot!

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

Crockpot meatloaf recipe

Meatloaf is such a delicious comfort food but it really can heat up the kitchen. We found the solution with this crockpot meatloaf recipe. The slow cooker does all of the work and you get tender and delicious meatloaf.

I love that the kitchen stays cool and we can enjoy meatloaf even in the warmer months. This is the perfect recipe for Sunday lunch and you can come home to dinner ready to enjoy!

Check out this quick how to video!

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

How do I make my meatloaf moist?

No one likes dry meatloaf. Blah! The secret is having the perfect blend of ingredients with your meat mixture to ensure that your meat does not become dry.

The eggs and ketchup help to blend with the meat and oats to make sure everything stays nice and moist. The dried onions in the soup mixture also help to keep the meat moist.

The slow cooker also helps. Just make sure to not overcook it.

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

What to serve with crockpot meatloaf?

Mashed potatoes are so delicious with meatloaf. I think potatoes really are a must with any meatloaf. Yum! If you have a pressure cooker, we love Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes.

Crock Pot Cheesy Potato Casserole is another family favorite and it is so easy in the crockpot.

Add a green veggie such as broccoli. You can learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a really quick and easy side dish.

We also like roasted green beans for another easy and tasty veggie side dish idea.

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

Let’s make crockpot meatloaf!

Reader Susan e-mailed me this recipe for a traditional meatloaf recipe in the crockpot -she calls it Magic Meatloaf.  I had never heard of a crock pot meatloaf recipe, so I am pretty excited about this one. As you all know from all my crock pot recipes, I love making dinner in the crock pot.

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

You need a good slow cooker to make this crockpot meatloaf recipe.

I have the Ninja cooking system and it is my absolute favorite. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker for recipes that call for that.

It is nice to just have the one pan to clean and it is very handy. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

If you are in the market for a new crockpot, this one is my favorite. I use this all the time and it’s great.

This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.  I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing!

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

If you don’t use the liners, I would use cooking spray.

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

Crockpot meatloaf ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
  • ½ cup ketchup
Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

How to make meatloaf in a crock pot:

First, make sure to reserve 2 tablespoons ketchup.

In large bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, oats, soup mix and remaining ketchup. Shape into a loaf.

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!
Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!
Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

Put in crock pot sprayed with non stick cook spray. Top with remaining ketchup.

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

Cover; cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!
Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

This Crockpot Meatloaf Recipe is that easy.

Meatloaf in the crockpot is very easy and a quick dinner recipe. I love that we can enjoy comfort food like this meatloaf recipe even during busy weeknights.

It is so nice to come home to dinner all ready to enjoy. Fee free to make this recipe your own. Sometimes, we add a little brown sugar and bread crumbs to the meat mixture.

We have also used ground turkey with the ground beef. The crock pot really makes it so easy and this recipe is not hard at all.
Your entire family will enjoy this simple recipe. It is so tender and flavorful for the best meal. Plus, the slow cooker does all of the work and keeps your kitchen cool.  It is a win all around.
 

Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!
Enjoy traditional meatloaf even in the Summer months thanks to this crockpot meatloaf recipe. No need to heat up your kitchen when you can use the crockpot!

Print this crockpot meatloaf recipe below:

 

Magic Meatloaf in the Crockpot!

5 from 2 votes
Easy Crockpot meatloaf recipe – Try this easy slow cooker traditional Meatloaf recipe. You are going to love this Quaker Oats meatloaf in the crock pot.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 488
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 pkg. dry onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

Instructions

  • Reserve 2 tablespoons ketchup.
  • In large bowl, combine ground beef, eggs, oats, soup mix and remaining ketchup. Shape into a loaf.
  • Put in crock pot sprayed with non stick cook spray. Top with remaining ketchup.
  • Cover; cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

No need to heat up your oven for this traditional dish done in the Crockpot!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 488kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 29g, Fat 32g, Saturated Fat 12g, Cholesterol 161mg, Sodium 1066mg, Potassium 591mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 180IU, Vitamin C 1.2mg, Calcium 56mg, Iron 3.8mg

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Thanks so much for sharing Susan!

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  1. This sounds delicious! Ive cooked meatloaf in the crockpot before, and it turns out beautifully! i usually slice up a onion or so (thick sliced), to line the bottom of the crock with tho, just so the meatloaf isnt sitting in the juice 🙂

  2. I cut this recipe in half. (only 2 people were going to be eating it) I cooked on LOW for 3.5 hours and it came out perfect! Will make again.

  3. Absolutely delicious! My hubby and I like the crunchy top, so lately, I’ve been shaping the meat into meatballs instead of a loaf. More crunchy surface. Yummy!

  4. During corona virus, my adult kids are loving the variety of meals and that mom isn’t stressed out and grumpy at mealtime. They get to smell it all day. Hopefully, they will learn it is better on the budget to eat at home with family or friends.

  5. 5 stars
    This is so easy and tasty to make! I was skeptical about making meatloaf in my crockpot and was pleasantly surprised – wonderfully moist! I love making it for dinner, then making sandwiches with the leftovers -either hot or cold.