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Potato Chip Meatloaf Recipe

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This Potato Chip Meatloaf is a Gluten Free hearty dinner idea!

meatloaf recipe

Why Potato Chips? 

The other day my husband requested a “hearty meal”! The first thing that came to mind was meatloaf. It's hearty and filling! The only problem is I have to find a way to make all of our meals gluten free.

All the meatloaf recipes that I've seen always call for bread crumbs. So I came up with the alternative!

I used potato chips instead of breadcrumbs and it worked great. It doesn't change the flavor if you use regular potato chip. On the contrary it actually adds a nice amount of additional salt and flavor.

Just from personal preference, I would use a thin potato chip like Lay's Classic. Use the plain variety, unless you want to be very adventurous and add some BBQ flavor! LOL!

Lay's Potato Chips

Making Your Meatloaf Gluten Free

The only thing I would note to be careful of, is that if you are using this as a gluten free alternative please check the ingredients first.  If you are on a GF diet for medical or nutritional reason, we all know that gluten can be hidden in things that you wouldn't assume should have it — like potato chips! Look for the GF indicator on any store-bought items prior to purchasing.

The best part of this recipe is that it adds great flavors to the meat loaf, no need for added seasoning. Hope you enjoy this Meatloaf Recipe!

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Yield: 6

Potato Chip Meatloaf Recipe

Potato Chip Meatloaf

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed potato chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


    Preheat over to 350 degrees.
    In a medium bowl mix together all the meatloaf ingredients.
    In a small bowl mix together the ketchup, brown sugar, and soy sauce.
    Place the meatloaf in a lightly greased 5x9 loaf pan or form it into a loaf on a cookie sheet.
    Pour the sauce over the top.
    Bake for 1 hour or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 435Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 143mgSodium 545mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 35g

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  1. I was wondering do you add ketchup to the potato chips and mix it with the meat OR leave it out?because with so many meatloaf recipes out there they ALWAYS put ketchup in the meat,I just want a meatloaf that didn’t relie on ketchup for flavor.

    1. Hi George, you don’t have to use ketchup. I’ve made meatloaf plenty of times without it. Just crumble up the chips and mix it with an egg then add it to the meatloaf mixture. You can also substitute the ketchup with a little A1 steak sauce or Heinz57. My mom even uses Campbells vegetable soup drained 🙂

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