This Meatloaf is a slimming-friendly variation of an old favourite of ours – great if you’re following Weight Watchers or calorie counting!

Meatloaf | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Many years ago, when we used to have our restaurant, this was one of the most popular items on the menu. When I tell you it was originally based on an old Two Fat Ladies recipe, you’ll probably understand why it wasn’t very slimming friendly.

Meatloaf | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Our original version of the recipe would have contained an awful lot of calories. Full fat beef, pork, bacon and sausage meat, lots of butter and a whole bottle of Red Wine. Yes, I did say a whole bottle!!

We were looking through some pictures from our restaurant days and came across the famous meatloaf. This made us realise just how much we miss some of our old favourites, so we set about making this slimming friendly Meatloaf.

Meatloaf | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

You can use whichever sausages you like – there are loads of low calorie, reduced fat ones available. Just remember to adjust your nutritional values, Points or calorie count etc accordingly.

Meatloaf | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

As we’re using very low fat meat and bacon medallions in this recipe there won’t be too much moisture during cooking, so it’s quite important that you spray the baking tray with Low calorie cooking spray before cooking. This will ensure the meatloaf doesn’t stick. You should also spray the meatloaf itself with Low calorie cooking spray before cooking due to the lack of fat on the bacon.

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Rating: 4.35
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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portion 15 minutes 80 minutes




287kcal 4

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)

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  1. Pre heat the oven to 220°C
  2. Sauté the onions, mushrooms and garlic in a little Low calorie cooking spray, until they are soft
  3. Add the red wine vinegar and balsamic and allow to reduce until all the liquid has evaporated
  4. Remove from the heat and set aside
  5. Remove the sausage meat from the skins and place it in a large bowl, then add the minced beef and pork
  6. Add nutmeg, coriander, allspice and thyme, then season with a little salt and pepper (don't forget the bacon will be salty. Using your hands, mix well until everything is combined
  7. Mix in the onions, mushrooms and garlic, then add the beaten egg. Combine well with your hands
  8. Low calorie cooking spray a roasting pan and place all the mixture in it, molding it into an oval shape. Arrange the bacon medallions over the top, overlapping each piece and tucking the ends under the meat, so that there are no gaps. Spray the surface with some Low calorie cooking spray
  9. Tuck some bay leaves into the bacon, then cook in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, then lower the heat to 180°C and cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes
  10. Remove the loaf and place on a serving dish. Serve hot or cold.

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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  1. A fantastic recipe. So easy to make and really tasty and filling. I substituted the sausages(as I forgot to buy them!) with an extra grated onion and some fresh sage and parsley. Looking forward to it cold for lunch tomorrow too.

  2. Hi Helen,
    You could try roasting an aubergine. Spray it with Frylight, season and wrap in foil. Roast at 190 – 200°C until it is soft, then cut it in half, scoop out the insides and chop. Add it to the pan after you sauté the onions and garlic

  3. Made this for my family tonight. Tasted delicious. Family rated it 10/10. Love your recipes easy to make and taste amazing. Thank you xx

  4. Made the meatloaf let out the bacon and made an onion gravy with oxos and teaspoon flour, poured over meatloaf and baked . It was lovely, thanks for all the great recipes you create.

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