Whip up this deeply flavored main dish, or try one of the tasty mix-and-match ideas: Fennel and Apple Meatloaf, Spicy Butternut Squash Meatloaf, or Snow Pea-Sesame Meatloaf.




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, potatoes, and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and vegetables begin to brown, 5 minutes. Add paprika and thyme, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

  • In a large bowl, combine pork, cheese, bread, and egg. Add vegetable mixture and season with 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Using your hands, mix until ingredients are combined. Transfer to a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet; form into a 4-by-10-inch loaf. Bake until meatloaf is cooked through, 40 minutes, rotating sheet halfway through. Let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Notes

For a healthier version, use ground turkey in place of pork.

Reviews (6)

12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
I’ve been making Martha’s Spanish Meatloaf for years & my family has always loved it! We’ve made it for company as well, and they are aways surprised ‘meatloaf’ can taste so wonderful. I usually have quite a bit extra Manchego cheese, which I add to mashed potatoes. I also use to do half ground turkey breast & half ground pork, but now I just use ground turkey breast. And if your lucky enough to find Spanish Paprika, which is smoked, that is an added bonus. For the Martha haters out there, I don’t tell my guests it’s her recipe until they have given it thumbs up with rave reviews. I haven’t had one of her recipes fail me yet!
Rating: 4 stars
Did not use bread crumb Added Arroz Redonda Paella rice saffron, tomato paste. and turmeric. sauteed the veg and rice in left over chorizo fat i had on hand. also added pimiento pimento hot and sweet cherry peppers. I also included red bliss potato with Blue Danube. My regret is I used a waxy potato instead of a yukon. I used the red bliss due its lower glycemic rate. I know I know i was a little late worrying about blood glucose values. "Everything in moderation" is a "very good thing"'
Rating: Unrated
Your meat loaf looks like a fruit cake
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What cut of pork should I use, i will grind the meat myself.
Rating: Unrated
Really good recipe! No complaints about it at all. Would make it again. I used 2 pounds of ground turkey because I couldn't find ground pork where I buy my food. Like the other reviewer I did have to cook it for about 15 minutes longer than what it said but it turned out awesomely!
Rating: Unrated
This was delicious! I have alreayd recommended it to several people! I used 1lb ground pork and 1/2lb ground turkey, it was still a little fatty than I typically am comfortable eating, but it's the fat that makes it so rich and tasty! Only thing I had to adjust was the baking time... took me about 20 mins more than the recipe indicated.