Slow Cooker Meatloaf

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Slow cooker meatloaf brings Southern comfort to your table. Ground meat mixed with everyday kitchen ingredients slow-cooks to tender perfection, creating a moist, hearty dish that’s easy to prepare and impossible to resist.

slow cooker meatloaf

Picture this: slow cooker meatloaf, the epitome of Southern comfort cooking. It’s like a warm hug from Grandma’s kitchen, where simple ingredients come together to create magic. No fuss, no frills—just good ol’ down-home flavor, perfect for lazy Sundays or busy weeknights. So kick back, let the slow cooker do its thing, and get ready for a taste of Southern hospitality that’ll have you coming back for seconds.

This recipe really is incredibly simple (just how I like it)! All you need is 5 simple ingredients to bring this supper to life, and these are 5 ingredients you probably already have in your home. Add in the fact that this slow cooker meatloaf is made in, well, the slow cooker, and you’ve got a meal that requires practically zero effort!

What You’ll Need to Make Slow Cooker Meatloaf:

ingredients for slow cooker meatloaf


  • ground beef
  • tomato soup
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • dry onion soup mix
  • an egg

How to Make Slow Cooker Meatloaf:

place meat, egg, and onion soup mix into a large bowl

Place meat, eggs, and onion soup mix in a large bowl.

*If you want to be sneaky, you can mix in a quarter cup of ground flax seed with the meat to sneak in Omega 3 and fiber!

mix with hands until combined

Mix those ingredients together until they are combined. Try using your hands to mix – they work perfectly here!

shape slow cooker meatloaf into a loaf

After those ingredients are well-combined, shape the meat mixture into a loaf. Place your loaf in the bottom of your slow cooker.

pour cream of mushroom soup over the loaf

Pour a can of cream of mushroom soup over the loaf. I spread mine around a bit with the can so that it is coating the top of the meatloaf.

pour tomato soup on the loaf

Pour a can of tomato soup on top of everything!

cover and cook on low for 8 hours

Cover and cook the meatloaf on the low setting for 8 hours, or on the high setting for 4 hours.

slow cooker meatloaf

And there you have it! An easy, no-nonsense, made-with-ingredients-you-have-in-your-pantry Slow Cooker Meatloaf! Bon appetit!

serve with green beans and mashed potatoes

Serve with a side of green beans (could even just be canned green beans) and/or mashed potatoes and you are good to go! How’s that for a quick and easy weeknight meal?!

slow cooker meatloaf

Slow Cooker Meatloaf


  • 2 pounds ground beef or turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • *1/4 cup ground flax seed optional


  • In a large bowl, mix beef, egg and onion soup mix. Roll into “loaf form” and place in slow-cooker. Cover with condensed cream of mushroom soup. Pour one can condensed tomato soup over the top. Set slow-cooker on low and cook for eight hours or high for four.
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  1. Hi Christy, I am wondering if I could leave out the mushroom soup – (milk allergy) and if so, would I need to substitute some other liquid? Thank you for sharing you awesome recipes!

  2. Christy, I love your Flat Christy idea! I am also from Brownwood, TX. You can imagine my surprise when reading and saw that Flat Christy was in Brownwood! This is such an awesome way to learn about other readers. We should have all had a party. Lol

  3. Did I miss something in this recipe? I didn’t see any filler(bread crumbs, cracker crumbs or panko crumbs)..seems like there is a lot of liquids(soups).

  4. Hi, Christy! This is what is for supper this evening. Is Flat Christy still visiting people’s home? Maybe she would like to visit the Windy City (Chicago) while we are stationed here. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this and other meals with your Southern Plate Family. ♥


  5. Dear Christy, I do not like mushrooms at all. Is there something else that I could substitute in this recipe for the cream of mushroom soup? Thanks!

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