Weight Watchers Meatloaf Recipe | Simple Nourished Living (2024)

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WW Recipe of the Day: Light & Healthy Homestyle Meatloaf

This healthy Weight Watchers meatloaf might just be my new favorite meat loaf! This meat loaf bakes up moist and delicious thanks to the addition of lots of finely chopped vegetables and turns out 4 very generous 2-slice servings.

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Weight Watchers Meatloaf

I decided it was time to get back to basics last night and serve up some meat and potatoes. Rod is a good sport about everything I cook and never complains. But he's a midwest born-and-raised guy who prefers his food simple and straightforward.

Instead of going with what has become my standard meatloaf—Paula Deen's Meat Loaf recipe, I wanted to try something new. After checking out a few options, I decided to try the healthy Weight Watchers meatloaf recipe from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook (affiliate link).

How Many Calories/WW Points in this WW Homestyle Meatloaf Recipe?

According to my calculations each serving has 243 calories and:

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

To see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!

WW Friendly Meatloaf Recipe Notes

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Fresh chopped carrots and mushrooms

Chopping all the vegetables requires a little extra work, but I think it was worth it. I find chopping kinda therapeutic, but you could always speed up the process by using a food chopper or food processor (affiliate link).

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Weight Watchers Favorite Meatloaf

WW Meatloaf Variations

BBQ Cheeseburger Meat Loaf:
Add ½ cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese to the meat loaf mixture and substitute favorite BBQ sauce for the ketchup.
(9 SmartPoints)

Italian Meat Loaf with Roasted Red Peppers:
Add ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers (not packed in oil) to the mushroom mixture in step 1. Add ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese and ¼ cup chopped fresh basil to the meatloaf mixture.
(7 SmartPoints)

Spinach-Feta Meat Loaf:
Add 10 ounces thawed frozen chopped spinach (drained and squeezed dry) and ½ cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese to the meat loaf mixture.
(7 SmartPoints)

Enjoy!

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Weight Watchers Meatloaf Recipe

My favorite meat loaf recipe, healthy and delicious that can be varied all kinds of ways. Just 7 Freestyle SmartPoints and works with Simply Filling/No Count Technique.

Prep Time20 minutes mins

Cook Time1 hour hr

Total Time1 hour hr 20 minutes mins

Servings (adjustable): 4

Calories: 243

Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white mushrooms
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (7% or less)
  • ½ cup quick cooking or old-fashioned oats (not instant)
  • 2 large egg whites (I use 1 whole egg instead)
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup (plus more for brushing on top)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves (not ground thyme)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 teaspoon minced fresh)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 4-½ x 8-½-inch loaf pan (affiliate link) with cooking spray.

  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet (affiliate link) set over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, onion, carrot, and celery. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer this mixture to a large bowl.

  • Add the remaining ingredients to the vegetables in the bowl and mix well. Press the meatloaf into the prepared loaf pan (affiliate link).

  • Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes. Brush additional ketchup on top of the loaf, if desired.

  • Cook until done, an additional 30 to 45 minutes. (An instant read thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf should read 160F degrees.)

  • Remove from the oven and let rest for about 5 minutes. Cut into 8 slices.

Recipe Notes

Meatloaf Recipe Variations:

Spinach-Feta Meatloaf:
Add 10 ounces thawed frozen chopped spinach (drained and squeezed dry) and ½ cup reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese to the meat loaf mixture. (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)

BBQ Cheeseburger Meatloaf:
Add ½ cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese to the meat loaf mixture and substitute favorite BBQ sauce for the ketchup. (9 Freestyle SmartPoints)

Italian Meatloaf with Roasted Red Peppers:
Add ¼ cup chopped roasted red peppers (not packed in oil) to the mushroom mixture in step 1. Add ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese and ¼ cup chopped fresh basil to the meat meat loaf mixture. (7 Freestyle SmartPoints)

Click here to see your WW PersonalPoints for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition Facts

Weight Watchers Meatloaf Recipe

Amount Per Serving (2 slices)

Calories 243Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Carbohydrates 15g5%

Fiber 2g8%

Protein 26g52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: healthy meatloaf, veggie meatloaf

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Source: Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook (affiliate link)

*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Weight Watchers Meatloaf Recipe | Simple Nourished Living (6)Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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