Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

I make a few different types of meatloaf, and my family enjoys them all. Most of the time I make it gluten-free so it’s safe for my youngest. We also all have a love of bacon, particularly my oldest son. And I, in case you haven’t noticed, really have a thing for cheese. I thought it would be fun to make a giant cheese stuffed meatloaf wrapped in bacon. It was easy to make, just a couple of additional steps then my regular meatloaf. The result? It was amazing! It was super juicy, tender and flavorful. It was gone in one night. We’ll definitely be having this again. Here’s how I made it.

Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe


  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup mashed potato flakes (I used Potato Buds which are one of the brands that are gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz shredded cheese (I used Sargento 4-state Cheddar)
  • 10 slices sliced bacon
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 F.

In large bowl mix ground beef, mashed potato flakes, ketchup, egg, onion and garlic powder. Mix well.

Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Place about 2/3 of the meat into your meatloaf pan. You can either put it all in like a regular meatloaf and then dig out a channel in the center, or you can build a floor and 4 walls with the meat leaving a channel in the middle as you build. No matter which way you do it make sure you leave a large enough channel in the middle to hold all of the cheese. Put the rest of the meat on top, making sure you seal it all up, pushing and pressing it closed with your hands anywhere there’s a seam. If you haven’t put the top layer of meat on yet, or if you lift a bit of it, it should look something like this.

Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Place uncooked strips of bacon across your meatloaf, It should take approximately 8 strips laid out vertically going left to right. Then place 2 more strips from end to end horizontally. The entire top of the meatloaf should be covered in meatloaf. The four sides should be covered as well. It should look something like this. I always love my silicone loaf pan but it’s especially helpful for this recipe because the sides have some give and that makes it easier to place the meatloaf.

Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Cook for 1 hour at 350.

Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 minutes before serving. If you serve it that quickly the cheese will still be very hot and gooey and may ooze out a little, just lift one edge of the meatloaf a tad and it will stay inside where it belongs.

Gluten-free Bacon Wrapped 4-Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe

Serve with salt and pepper to taste.

What type of side dish do you like to serve with meatloaf?


Paula - bell'alimento January 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm

I think it’s time to get meatloaf pan out! : )

Cookin Canuck January 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Now that’s a meatloaf! I always love surprises inside, particularly when there’s bacon and cheese involved.

Nikki @ Nik Snacks January 27, 2015 - 4:21 pm

Whoa. Buddy. I’d want to serve this with a mixed green salad and some pomegranate seeds, but let’s so classic with green beans and mashed potatoes for a win.

Martha@A Family Feast January 27, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Whoa! THAT is my kind of meatloaf! Incredible!

Heather / girlichef January 27, 2015 - 7:45 pm

Well, helllloooooo gorgeous! This has to go on the menu sooner rather than later, it would get devoured around here.

Ginny McMeans January 27, 2015 - 11:20 pm

You’re going to have leftovers for sandwiches too!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking January 28, 2015 - 1:25 pm

Whoa. I’ve never been a fan of meatloaf but once you cover it in bacon… hmm. I think I could do that. 🙂

Angie January 28, 2015 - 3:05 pm

That’s one amazing meatloaf, and that bacon, yum!

Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom January 28, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Wrapped in bacon and stuffed with cheese?!! That is the most decadent meatloaf I’ve ever seen!

Lana | Never Enough Thyme January 28, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Now that’s my idea of a meatloaf! Yum.

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet January 28, 2015 - 10:14 pm

I am all about the bacon! Looks great!

Susan January 29, 2015 - 7:47 am

You are putting me in the mood for meatloaf and I bet the leftovers of this made a great sandwich!

Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings January 29, 2015 - 9:24 am

My hubby would love this– anything covered with bacon is a win for him!

Lauren @ Healthy Delicious January 29, 2015 - 6:59 pm

The only way I’ll eat meatloaf is if it’s wrapped in bacon. Seriously. I’ve never tried stuffing it with cheese though. That looks amazing!

Nutmeg Nanny January 30, 2015 - 8:14 am

Holy bacon wrapped meatloaf happiness!

Renee - Kudos Kitchen January 31, 2015 - 8:58 am

I think you win the prize for tastiest looking meatloaf EVER!


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