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May 10

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

I’ve been really into using my slow cooker lately, and as the weather gets warmer it’s a great way to get dinner on the table without having to turn your oven on during the hot Summer months. I came across this recipe for Slow Cooker Meatloaf with rave reviews and I love meatloaf so I definitely wanted to give it a try. One of the things my husband is known for cooking is his “Swirly Burgers,” which are burgers where he mixes together more than one type of ground meat (like steak/chicken burgers or beef/turkey/bacon burgers).  I decided to try that out in this meatloaf (swirly meatloaf?) with beef and turkey and I thought it was a success! I’ve also never used dry onion soup mix to season meatloaf before but I really liked the flavor it brought. This Slow Cooker Meatloaf was so easy to make and it was really tasty. Plus two slices are only 295 calories or 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. What are you waiting for?

Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Looking for more tasty lightened up slow cooker recipes? Check out my Slow Cooker Apple Bacon BBQ Pulled Pork, Slow Cooker Kickin’ Chicken PastaSlow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup,Slow Cooker Mustard Rubbed Pulled Pork, Slow Cooker Meatballs and Marinara, Slow Cooker Beef Stew,Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken, Slow Cooker Applesauce, Slow Cooker White Bean Soup, Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli, Slow Cooker Beef Braciole, Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan, Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef, Slow Cooker Taco Chili and many more in the Slow Cooker category of my recipe index!

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Slow Cooker Meatloaf

Yield: 6 (2 slice) servings


  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup skim milk
  • 2/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 oz packet dry onion soup mix
  • ½ teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1 lb raw 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 lb raw 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/3 cup ketchup


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, bread crumbs, onion soup mix and sage and stir or whisk together until well combined. Add the ground beef and ground turkey and mix together (I recommend using your hands) until thoroughly combined. Transfer the meat mixture to a cutting board or other clean, dry surface and form into a loaf that will fit in your slow cooker without touching the sides. If you prefer, you can place a long, wide strip of aluminum foil into your slow cooker at this point before adding the meatloaf to help you lift it out at the end (I just used two spatulas to lift mine out).
  2. Add your meatloaf to the slow cooker and cover. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours until fully cooked. Remove the cooked meatloaf to a cutting board or serving platter. Spread the ketchup over the top of the meatloaf and slice into 12 even slices.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
5 per (2 slice) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
7 per (2 slice) serving (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on

Nutrition Information per (2 slice) serving:
295 calories, 18 g carbs, 4 g sugars, 7 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 39 g protein, 1 g fiber (from

Slightly adapted from


26 Responses to “Slow Cooker Meatloaf”

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    Lisa — May 11, 2016 @ 7:47 am

    Yum! I love the slow cooker in the summer months, too! I’m definitely trying this one.

    • Emily Bites replied: — May 16th, 2016 @ 9:56 am

      I hop you love it!

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    Emily — May 11, 2016 @ 7:40 pm

    I add diced mushrooms to recipes using ground turkey or low fat beef to add moisture. Sounds like it might be a nice addition to this delicious recipe.

    • Emily Bites replied: — May 16th, 2016 @ 9:56 am

      Yum! My husband hates mushrooms so I can never do things like this at home if I want him to eat it, but I think that sounds great!

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    Jean Diemer — May 12, 2016 @ 10:21 am

    I didn’t notice the sodium content amount as the dry onion soup packets are wonderful to flavor meats but usually very high in sodium. Would be curious what the sodium amount is for a serving as some of us have to watch the sodium. Thanks for great recipes and I enjoy your blog.

    • Emily Bites replied: — May 16th, 2016 @ 9:54 am

      Hi jean, I don’t usually post sodium since so many of my recipes have instructions like “salt and pepper to taste” but I checked in MFP and it looks like each serving has 750 mg sodium. I do have some other meatloaf recipes on my blog that don’t use onion soup mix, so maybe one of those would be a better fit? Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

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    Vickye — May 13, 2016 @ 8:25 am

    I made this for dinner last night and wanted to be sure to tell you how easy and tasty it was. I will definitely make it again. I am going to try this recipe in 12 muffins baked in the oven for about 40 minutes.

    • Emily Bites replied: — May 16th, 2016 @ 9:52 am

      I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂

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    Lisa — May 16, 2016 @ 7:52 am

    I made this over the weekend and it was great! My loaf kinda fell apart a little, but I think I just didn’t shape it well enough before putting it in. No matter, b/c it tasted great and came together really easy. Thanks Emily!

    • Emily Bites replied: — May 16th, 2016 @ 9:44 am

      I’m glad it tasted good! 🙂

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    Claire — May 16, 2016 @ 12:27 pm

    I made this yesterday. It smelled so good. I pulled it out of the crock pot and my 6 year old said it looked disgusting. I made him try it and he ate two huge slices and said he can’t wait for leftovers tonight. It is delicious. I’m going to eat leftovers as a sandwich and put some strong Irish mustard on it. Cannot wait! This one is a keeper and so easy to make!

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    Lisa — May 16, 2016 @ 4:27 pm

    I just made this for dinner. It tastes amazing and made a huge amount. Only took me about 10 minutes this morning to get it ready and in the slow cooker. Ketchup on top makes it!

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    Teana — May 17, 2016 @ 2:55 pm

    I can’t wait to try this however, if you use quaker oats oatmeal plain it’s a better binding agent for meatloaf and you will save 2 smart points on your recipe. Just a thought.

    • Emily Bites replied: — May 17th, 2016 @ 4:41 pm

      Feel free to adapt the recipe however you like for yourself!

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    Linda — May 17, 2016 @ 5:40 pm

    This was great Emily! I have a question though. Each serving of 2 slices is 8 smart points total or 8 points per slice?

    • Emily Bites replied: — May 17th, 2016 @ 5:42 pm

      Total 🙂

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    Patricia Kiebach — May 21, 2016 @ 1:52 pm

    Instead of onion soup mix just use dehydrated onion to keep the sodium down.

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    Faye Faraldo — June 12, 2016 @ 4:30 pm

    I made this yesterday and I don’t usually write comments on-line but I had to say how delicious this was. Had no skim milk so I used 1/2 and 1/2 and it didn’t see to affect the taste at all, however; next time I will use all the correct ingredients but I don’t see how it will make it better as it soooo good. Thank you Emily.

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    Kristen — June 29, 2016 @ 11:04 pm

    I do not eat red meat or pork. Do you think ground chicken would work instead of the beef?

    • Emily Bites replied: — July 1st, 2016 @ 12:47 pm


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    Kerri — September 26, 2016 @ 1:03 pm

    Any idea if this could be cooked in the oven instead, and if so, for how long?

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    DeeDee — November 17, 2016 @ 3:53 am

    I made this for tonight’s dinner. It was so good. I was worried that it would be dry but the meatloaf had a good consistency and a yummy, yummy flavor. I’ll definitely make it again.

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    Daniellle — January 11, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

    I didn’t read the recipe all the way through and don’t have time to make it in the slower cooker. Cook so hopefully it still taste good

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    Roger Wehling — January 31, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

    Does not seem to be printable directly from the screen. Why is that?

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    Nikki — January 31, 2017 @ 4:36 pm

    Roger Wehling – the print option is on the right side of the Pink title “Slow Cooker Meatloaf” and is beside the small picture of the meatloaf. It says in light grey, “print” with down arrow to icon of a printer.

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    Gail — October 29, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

    Made this for tonight’s dinner—amazing! So easy to make and delicious! Thanks!

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