Skinny Meatloaf


Are you looking for a super yummy, quick dinner to make? If you haven’t tried my skinny meatloaf yet, I think you’re going to love it!  It’s low in calories, very moist and has a divinely rich sweet ketchup glaze.  It’s a whole lot skinnier than most meatloaf recipes because I’m using an extra lean ground beef, homemade whole wheat bread crumbs and egg whites. By the way, making your own crumbs is really simple to do. The skinny for 1 serving,  214 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. If calculated using Weight Watchers whole wheat bread for the crumbs, SmartPoints. Any leftovers makes great sandwiches too!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients for Meatloaf:

1 pound (96%) extra lean ground beef, see shopping tip

1½ slices whole wheat bread, remove crusts (I used Milton’s Multigrain bread)

1 cup onions, chopped

2 egg whites

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon spicy brown or yellow mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

¼ teaspoon salt

Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Topping:

¼ cup ketchup

1 tablespoon spicy mustard or yellow mustard

2 teaspoon brown sugar, packed


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

2.  In a large bowl, add the ground beef.

3. To make bread crumbs: remove crust, break up bread and add to a blender or food processor. Process until the bread turns into crumbs.

4. To the beef, add the bread crumbs, onions, egg whites, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, to taste. Using your hands, mix together all the ingredients.

5. Place the meat mixture on the baking sheet and free form a loaf by hand. It should be about 12”x4.”

6. In a small bowl, mix together the topping ingredients. Spread all over the top of the meatloaf.

6. Bake for 55 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Makes 10 slices (2 slices for each serving)

Shopping Tip

Happily most supermarkets sell lean ground beef. I used the 96% lean ground beef from Trader Joe’s.

Serving Tip

While the meatloaf is in the oven make a yummy potato side dish. Try Dairy Free Skinny Mashed Potatoes, Fingerling Roasted Potatoes or Skinny Fries.

Weight Watchers SmartPoints 4 if bread crumbs made with Weight Watchers whole wheat bread.
Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus
Weight Watchers (old points) 4

SKINNY FACTS: for 2 slices
214 calories, 5g fat, 1.6g sat. fat, 48mg chol, 23g protein, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 487mg sodium, 8g sugar
FAT FACTS: for Stouffers Meatloaf Homestyle
390 calories, 21g fat, 22g protein, 8g carbs, 3g fiber, 840mg sodium, 4g sugar

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66 Responses to “Skinny Meatloaf”

  1. admin Says:

    Thanks for your yummy feedback Tiffany! I’ve got to check out the pan you used. Sounds great!
    My best,

  2. Tiffany Says:

    Thanks for the great recipe. I plan to use it throughout my WW journey. BTW here is the meatloaf pan if you really are interested?

  3. admin Says:

    Thanks for sharing the link Tiffany. Best of luck on your journey! 🙂

  4. Debi @ Life Currents Says:

    sometimes I make meatloaf for my husband or for a family dinner. This looks like the next recipe I’ll make.

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  6. Christy Says:

    It’s hard to find healthy foods my husband will wear but this one’s a WINNER!!!
    I use grass fed beef & add chopped green & red peppers in mine. (I’ve made it about 8 times now)
    I was just wondering can I prep it the day before? Will it keep in the fridge for 24hrs?

  7. admin Says:

    I so delighted to hear your feedback Christy. You could prep it the day before. Since it will all be chilled, you might need to bake it a few minutes longer.
    All the best,

  8. The Better Baker Says:

    My mouth waters at the sight of meatloaf…it’s a favorite, and yours looks SO good. Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Have a delicious weekend Friend. XO

  9. admin Says:

    Thanks so much Marsha. xo

  10. Megann Says:

    I just put this meatloaf in my oven and it already smells heavenly!! I’m so excited to try it tonight and so is my family!

  11. admin Says:

    I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your dinner Megann!
    My best,

  12. Mandee Lott Says:

    How many ounces would you say each slice is?

  13. admin Says:

    Sorry Mandee but I don’t know how many ounces per slice.
    I wish I had some on hand to weight for you!
    My best,

  14. Jane Says:

    Your BBQ turkey meatloaf was delicious and was on the menu for this weekend but I’m now going to try this different recipe thinking it will be just as delicious. I have 1/2 lb. lean ground beef on hand so will make half the recipe (live on my own and this will give me a couple of dinners and a sandwich) and am looking forward to Saturday’s dinner! Only question – am I right in thinking that because the shaping can be free formed into the same depth, despite being shorter it can be cooked same time, same temperature?

    Love all your recipes – I plan menus on a weekly basis and find that when I put the week together, your recipes are showing up more and more. Thank you for all you do to make my life easier – and tastier!

  15. admin Says:

    I’m so glad you are enjoying my recipes Jane. Thank you!
    Yes, make the loaf shape smaller, so it makes 6 slices not 12. And, still cook for the same amount of time.
    Enjoy your dinner on Saturday!
    My best,

  16. Jewel Says:

    This was definitely “the best” meatloaf we’ve ever eaten. Even my teens loved it.
    I modified it just a bit, by adding 4 oz. more x-lean beef, & about a cup of finely chopped-up grilled veggies (broccoli, zuchinni, asparagus, etc.) from the night before. Plus, I only put 1/2 the required sauce on top. It was still fabulous. This meal is easy-peasy & makes for great quick lunches the next day. A must-have staple in our home from now on– YUM.

  17. admin Says:

    I love your feedback Jewel. Thank you!!!
    All the best,

  18. jen Says:

    I love this recipe! My husband and I are both working on losing weight and this recipe always seems to fill the void when it comes to want some comfort food. Tonight, I’m making it with sweet potatoes and green beans.
    Do you ever make it and let it sit in the fridge prior to baking? I’m giving that a shot today as we have a toddler and puppies. So, I threw it together while they all were finally napping.

  19. admin Says:

    I’m sure that will be just fine Jen.
    Sounds like you are going to have a very yummy dinner.
    My best,

  20. jen Says:

    Making it ahead of time turned out great. We even ate the leftovers! Also, we are making it AGAIN less than a week later. Yeah, it was that good…

  21. admin Says:

    I Love it. Thanks for your fantastic feedback Jen!
    All the best,

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