Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole

by 247tasty

Enjoy a hearty and mouthwatering weeknight dinner that your family will approve of with this Mac and cheese meatloaf casserole. The impressively flavorful ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and melted cheese on top will leave everyone asking for more!


2 Eggs
2 pounds lean ground beef
1 c. Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory & Brown Sugar barbecue sauce
30 Ritz Crackers
3 c. macaroni noodles
2 ounces Lipton onion soup mix
10.5 ounces condensed cheddar cheese soup
2 c. milk
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 c. ketchup
4 c. shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

How to Make Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Into a medium mixing bowl, places the ketchup and barbecue sauce. Mix well until blended and set aside.

Step 3: Into a large mixing bowl, place the ground beef.

Step 4: In a large ziplock bag, place the Ritz crackers and crush them using a rolling pin. Into the bowl with the ground beef, empty the contents of the bag. Then, add the onion soup mix and eggs along with 1/2 cup of the ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture. Mix everything using your hands until completely combined.

Step 5: Into a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish, pours the meatloaf mixture, evenly pressing it out. On top, spread the remaining ketchup and barbecue sauce.

Step 6: Place into the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes.

Step 7: In the meantime, cook the noodles following the package directions. Drain the noodles when done.

Step 8: Into a large mixing bowl, pour the milk and cheddar soup. Mix well until the lumps are gone. Stir in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

Step 9: To the bowl, add the cooked macaroni noodles and toss until the noodles are completely coated. Then, add 2 cups of shredded cheese and mix again.

Step 10: Remove the meatloaf from the oven when done and pour the macaroni mixture on top, evenly spreading it out. On top, sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese.

Step 11: Place the meatloaf back in the oven and resume baking for another 17 to 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and just beginning to brown.

Step 12: Before slicing, let the meatloaf sit for a couple of minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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