meatloaf in a cast iron pan

Cast-Iron Skillet Meatloaf

Last Updated on August 26, 2022

Here’s the secret to a super-quick meatloaf dinner:  preheat a cast iron skillet in the oven while you mix up the ingredients.  It bakes in only 20 minutes, making it an ideal weeknight dish that’s big on flavor.

Cast-Iron Skillet Meatloaf

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Ground Beef
Course: Main Course, Meal Prep
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 pkgs ButcherBox Ground Beef
  • 1 c quick oats preferably Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Quick-Cooking Rolled Oats
  • ¼ c ketchup preferably Primal Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Ketchup
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Meatloaf Glaze

  • ¼ c ketchup preferably Primal Kitchen Organic Unsweetened Ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard


  • Place an 8" cast-iron skillet in oven, and preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. Your hands will work best!
  • Remove cast-iron skillet from oven and carefully place meat mixture into skillet. Press down so it fills the skillet evenly. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Prepare the glaze by mixing ketchup and mustard together in a small bowl. After meatloaf has cooked for 15 minutes, spread glaze on top of meatloaf with spatula or brush and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Cut into 6-8 wedges and enjoy!
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Emilie Abijanac is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute with over 20 years of catering experience in Boston. Emilie was the Sous Chef for East Meets West Catering and has worked with Kate’s Table and La Fête. Emilie was also the culinary director of ButcherBox.