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Oct 12

Meatloaf with Gravy

Meatloaf with Gravy on a plate with sides

This easy, tasty Meatloaf with Gravy is my absolute favorite meatloaf. I have several other meatloaf recipes on my site, and I truly enjoy all of them, but this one right here is just my ideal comfort food meatloaf. I adore gravy, which definitely factors into that decision, but even just the plain meatloaf is full of flavor. It’s not just me either. My husband upon trying this Meatloaf with Gravy said “oh, wow, this is one of my favorite things you’ve ever made” and then didn’t say anything else because he was too busy scarfing down meatloaf. It’s really good. He didn’t even realize I had blended ground turkey breast in with the ground beef, because the resulting flavor is beefy! Plus, the rich beef gravy tastes absolutely swoon-worthy. I like serving this Meatloaf with Gravy alongside mashed potatoes (upon which you can drizzle a portion of your gravy) and green beans with almonds for a complete comfort food meal. Each serving of two slices of meatloaf smothered in 1/3 cup of gravy is just 330 calories or 7 WW Points! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Meatloaf with Gravy and sides from above

I almost called this Meatloaf with Gravy “swirly meatloaf,” because one of my husband’s favorite things to grill are burgers made with a mixture of ground chicken and ground beef that he calls “swirly burgers.” In addition to the meats swirled together, this recipe uses common ingredients you likely already have on hand. The only things you may not have in your kitchen are Better Than Bouillon and Gravy Master (or Kitchen Bouquet). Like I mention in the ingredient listing, you can substitute powdered bouillon or cubes for the Better Than Bouillon, but I highly recommend purchasing it. I’ve seen it in pretty much every grocery store I’ve been to, including a small local store in my area, so you should be able to find it pretty easily. I have the chicken, beef and vegetable bases in my fridge at all times. BTB is sort of a paste rather than a powder, and the flavor is just unmatched in my opinion. The other ingredient, Gravy Master (I use that product, but Kitchen Bouquet is a different brand’s product that is similar), adds flavor and browning to your gravy in a way that enhances the whole thing. I always add it when I make gravy, it’s a must!

Meatloaf uncooked

Loaf before baking

Looking for more tasty comfort food recipes to warm up to in the colder weather months ahead? Check out my Creamy Chicken Stew, One-Pot Cheesy Chili Mac, One-Pot Creamy Tomato Pasta with Chicken and Spinach, Sheet Pan Meatloaves with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans, One-Pot Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese, Swedish Turkey Meatballs, Chicken and Dumplings Casserole, One-Pot Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta, Chicken Divan, Bubble Up Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake, Stuffed Turkey Bundles with Gravy, One-Pot Dirty Spicy Rice with Chicken and Sausage, Crispy Cheddar Chicken with Cream Sauce, Chicken Pot Pasta, Beef Enchilada Pasta Skillet, Meat and Potatoes Bake, Rustic Sausage and Potatoes Skillet, Beef Stroganoff, Beefy American Goulash, and so many more in the Comfort Food category of my recipe index!

Meatloaf with Gravy on a plate with sides
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Meatloaf with Gravy

This is the BEST Meatloaf with Gravy recipe, and it's lightened up blending beef with ground turkey in a rich brown gravy for maximum flavor!


  • 1 ½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 lb 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons light butter, I use Land O’Lakes light stick butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon Beef base, you can also use powdered bouillon or a bouillon cube, but I highly recommend BTB, it’s awesome
  • ½ teaspoon Gravy Master seasoning & browning sauce or Kitchen Bouquet


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil. Lightly mist the aluminum foil with cooking spray and set aside.
  • Drizzle the olive oil into a medium skillet and bring over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and stir. Cook for another 30-60 seconds until fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add the ground beef, ground turkey, breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, thyme, and pepper. Add the softened onions and garlic. Using clean hands (or a fork), mush together until combined. Transfer the meat mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and form into a (roughly 9” x 5”) loaf (see photo). Place in the oven and bake for 45-55 minutes until cooked through (should have an internal temperature of 160 degrees).
  • When there is about 15 minutes left on the meatloaf, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour a little at a time. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the broth a little bit at a time, whisking it into the flour mixture until smooth and well combined. Add the bouillon and Gravy Master. Whisk regularly until the gravy comes to a boil and thickens. Remove from heat and allow to sit for at least 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Slice the meatloaf into 12 slices. Each serving is 2 slices of meatloaf with 1/3 cup of gravy.


To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
WW Points per (2 slices + 1/3 cup of gravy) serving: 7 (Points calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per (2 slices + 1/3 cup of gravy) serving:
330 calories, 17 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 12 g fat, 5 g saturated fat, 39 g protein, 1 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (2 slices + 1/3 cup gravy) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 8 SmartPoints/ Blue: 6 SmartPoints/ Purple: 6 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per (2 slices + 1/3 cup of gravy) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below

20 comments on “Meatloaf with Gravy”

  1. Sounds good, and I like to add some diced red bell pepper into our meatloaf.  What’s the total sodium content in this recipe?  

  2. This recipe is amazing- a total winner!!! So easy and delicious!  Can’t recommend it highly enough. Thank you!

  3. This looks delicious, definitely making this for my husband!  Is there a certain brand of beef broth that you like to use? I’m assuming it is canned broth? Thanks in advance!

    • Better than Boullion makes beef broth. As in you reconstitute it to make broth. I’d be surprised if a separate broth was used, but I guess we’ll see when Emily replies!

    • I have made this gravy with canned/boxed broth from the store (both Swanson or the store brand) and also with making broth separately using additional Better Than Bouillon and hot water (the ratio is 1 tsp BTB to 1 cup water). It turns out delicious every time, so feel free to make some broth on the side using BTB or use canned broth if you have it on hand.

  4. 99% ground turkey or 99% ground turkey breast? I think there’s a big difference in the amount of fat, but not sure.

    • 99% lean ground turkey is breast meat

    • I don’t have the Kitchen Bouquet or Gravy Master either, I read on the internet of several substitutes, I am actually going to try molasses (it thickens it) but I also am going to put in a half teaspoon of Worcestershire, because it tastes like gravy. If it is not good, I will come back and let you know. A half teaspoon of molasses is not a lot.

  5. Hello,

    Im from Montreal,Quebec,Canada..We do not have gravy seasoning, by what can I replace it? My husband will be thrill about this recipe

  6. This dish was EXCELLENT and my family loved it!  I made it two weeks ago and will again this week.  Is definitely going to be in my winter meal rotation.

  7. I love the stay at home chef ! There hasn’t been your a recipe my family has made that we didn’t love!5 stars

  8. We loved it so much. I added more onion because I had chopped up alot and it still worked and was great. The gravy is a must! Delish. Definitely adding this one into the rotation…. Thank you Emily.

  9. What if you dont eat ground turkey? Asking for a friend lol

    • You can definitely substitute another ground meat! Either doing it all with ground beef or using ground chicken should work.

      FYI: making changes may change the nutrition information and WW points.

  10. This was sooo good! My husband liked it too. A healthy comfort food! Made lightened up mashed potatoes  and green beans to go with the meatloaf. Thank you!!!!5 stars

  11. This was DELISH – my first Emily Bites recipe attempt and it was a home run. And I’ve never made gravy in my life, but the instructions were perfect and the ingredients will def be used again!! Bravo!5 stars

  12. I love meatloaf. More specifically my Mom’s meatloaf. I’m usually disappointed when I order it in a restaurant. This recipe,however,  did NOT disappoint!! Even though it’s made with super lean meat it was very moist & tasty. The portion size is generous too. I will definitely make this again!5 stars

  13. I want to make this without the gravy, maybe too the meatloaf with a ketchup mixture. Do you think this will still be good?

  14. We love this meatloaf. The taste and texture are perfect.5 stars

  15. Delicious. This was perfect for a cold rainy evening. Served this with some little red baked potatoes and a veggies. Yum!5 stars

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