Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

Meatloaf with Mushroom GravyMeatloaf with Mushroom Gravy.

Meatloaf is something we’ve all had at one time or another. I’ve found it to be true it’s either really good or really bad. If it falls in the later it’s usually because it’s as dry as the Sahara desert. When it’s done right meatloaf can be magnificent. We all know it’s not going to win any beauty contests but it will satisfy your hunger in a big way.

Meatloaf is stick to your ribs good and is a recipe you should have in your repertoire. We think ours is pretty special and after one bite we think you’ll agree. What’s our secret? The sauce.

Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

You all know how much we love mushrooms in our house. Mushrooms and meatloaf go together like mashed potatoes and gravy. They just do. I decided to put all of those together and the result was a Southern down home comfort party on a plate. We didn’t just use mushrooms in the sauce, oh no, it’s double the mushroom love in this recipe.

It’s IN the meatloaf and IN the sauce. While I’m not crazy about the word moist and try to avoid it like the plague in this case it’s true and that’s because we bake the meatloaf IN the sauce. I know I know. Why haven’t we don’t this sooner?

Meatloaf with Mushrom Gravy
Mashed Potatoes Are a Must.

I honestly have no idea why I’d never made meatloaf this way before. I guess it’s a better late than never silver lining scenario here. I’m just happy I fell into that one. It was a very happy surprise.

Whatever you do, don’t forget the garlic mashed potatoes. I beg you. It would be a shame to waste any of that sauce. It’s just that good. If you’re in a pinch a nicely toasted baguette would work. Or hey, if you’re an overachiever do both.



Meatloaf with Mushroom Gravy

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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 16 ounces cremini mushrooms – divided
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cups broth – divided
  • 1/2 cup half/half
  • 1 1/2 pounds meatloaf blend (beef, pork, veal)
  • 1/2 onion – minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg – beaten


Into a large oven proof skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add 12 ounces sliced mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Cook until mushrooms are softened.

Sprinkle flour on mushrooms. Stir until coated. Add 2 1/2 cups of broth. Stir to combine. Continue cooking until mixture begins to thicken. Add cream. Remove from heat.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Pulse remaining mushrooms (4 ounces) in food processor.

Into a large bowl add: meat, onion, Worcestershire, remaining broth (1/4 cup broth), panko, egg and mushrooms. Mix until just combined.

Form into two equal loafs and place into skillet (in sauce). Transfer to oven and bake for approximately 1 hour or until meat is cooked through.

Skim fat off sauce prior to serving. 


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  1. 1

    I have been thinking of meatloaf since coming back from Europe – need me some good ole comfort food! Like how you served it –

  2. 2

    Mushroom gravy on meatloaf! What a brilliant idea! Mouthwatering!!!

  3. 3

    If I could envision a meal that would cure the winter blues, this would be it! Nothing beats comforting, stick-to-your-ribs dishes 🙂

  4. 4

    Well, that definitely falls into the magnificent category. And I love shrooms. Sign me up!

  5. 5

    I love this kind of comfort food!

  6. 6

    ahhh, total comfort food Paula! my family would love this.

  7. 7

    I love mushrooms and this sauce couldn’t look any more delicious! Love it!

  8. 8
    Lora @cakeduchess /

    Your mushroom recipes are always inspiring (and make me hungry!!)

  9. 9

    I might be a meatloaf convert after seeing this. Seriously, there’s still hope, Paula!

  10. 10

    Nothing like a good piece of meatloaf for dinner to make your night!

  11. 11

    Your meatloaf would be a huge success in my family. My daughter adores both meatloaf and mushrooms. I will need to make this for her. It will be gone in seconds.

  12. 12

    I freaking love meatloaf. This one looks stellar Paula. The fact that you put it on top of garlic mashed potatoes is just the icing on the cake.

  13. 13

    Why don’t I do mushroom gravy with my meatloaf?! Love this!

  14. 14
    Rachel /

    I have never made a “dry” meatloaf. Seriously. I’m not bragging, but I didn’t know people had a problem with meatloaf just like I never realized people had problems with chicken breast.

    I just never had those problems ever … Go Figure!

    I will try this meatloaf though. It looks yummy!!

  15. 15

    Love your presentation, it’s gorgeous. We have not had meatloaf in quite a while. After seeing this I think it’s time.

  16. 16

    How in heaven’s name do you make a meatloaf look so pretty? Because this is gorgeous! I love meatloaf and I love mushroom gravy!


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