This buffalo chicken meatloaf recipe combines the delicious flavors of blue cheese, buffalo chicken and lean pork into the perfect dinner dish. It’s delicious and easy to make in under an hour!

Slices of Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf on a white plate

When it comes to meatloaf, I’m totally a convert. I was never really a fan of it growing up, but now that I’ve put my own twists on the dish, I absolutely love it! From Mexican Meatloaf, to Italian Meatloaf, to this delicious Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf, I’m now all about the simple, meaty dish.

For this meatloaf recipe, I combined both chicken and pork with the delicious flavors of buffalo sauce and blue cheese. The result was a moist and flavorful meatloaf that paired perfectly with these Buffalo Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes. Because what’s a special meatloaf without a special side of mashed potatoes to go with it?!

Buffalo Chicken & Pork Meatloaf Ingredients on a countertop.

Ingredients

  • Ground chicken
  • Ground pork
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Blue cheese – either purchase crumbles, or you can crumble a block of blue cheese yourself at home.
  • Buffalo sauce – I’ve tried many brands of buffalo sauce over the years, but Frank’s is still my favorite!
  • Egg
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Olive oil – another vegetable oil will also work for this recipe.

Step by step instructions

Sauté veggies. Drizzle olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onion, celery and carrots. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and sauté for an additional minute. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Carrots, onion, and celery sautéing in a skillet.

Make the meat mixture. In a large bowl combine the chicken, pork and sautéed veggies. Add the chili powder, paprika, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg and ½ cup buffalo sauce.

Ground chicken, pork, egg, cheese, breadcrumbs, and seasonings in a white bowl.

Combine well. Use a spatula to stir everything together while scraping the sides. Make sure all of the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

A mixture of ground meat, breadcrumbs, cheese, and veggies in a white bowl.

Add the blue cheese. Lightly mix in ¼ cup of the blue cheese crumbles.

Start to bake. Place the mixture in a loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Cook at 375°F for 25 minutes.

Meat mixture in a black loaf pan.

Cover with sauce. Carefully remove the meatloaf from the oven, drain any liquid, then brush the top of the meatloaf with the additional buffalo sauce.

Buffalo Chicken & Pork Meatloaf covered with buffalo sauce in a black loaf pan.

Add the finishing touches. Top with the remaining ½ cup blue cheese crumbles.

Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken & Pork Meatloaf topped with blue cheese crumbles in a loaf pan.

Finish baking. Return the meatloaf to the oven and bake for 15 more minutes.

Let it rest. Wait 15-20 minutes for the meatloaf to cool before removing it from the loaf pan and slicing. This will prevent the meatloaf from falling apart when slicing into it.

Slices of Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken and Pork Meatloaf on a white plate.

Frequently asked questions

  • Do you have to cook onions before putting them in meatloaf? While it isn’t absolutely necessary, it is highly recommended to cook onions, or any other veggies, before mixing them into a meatloaf. If you don’t pre-cook the veggies, they won’t be as tender and it will affect the texture of the meatloaf.
  • Do you have to use blue cheese in this recipe? If you’re not a fan of blue cheese, you can leave it out of this recipe. If you’d still like to top the meatloaf with another cheese, I recommend either shredded cheddar, pepper jack or mozzarella cheese.
  • Why does my meatloaf fall apart when I cut it? If you do not use enough eggs or breadcrumbs, your meatloaf will likely fall apart. Also make sure to allow the loaf to rest for at least 15 minutes before slicing.
  • How long will leftovers last in the fridge? Stored in an airtight container, leftover buffalo chicken meatloaf will last in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, either place a slice of meatloaf on a plate and microwave for 2 minutes, or pan fry a slice of meatloaf on the stove over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, or until heated through.
  • Can you make this recipe gluten free? Yes, simply substitute in gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this recipe gluten free. Always make sure the buffalo sauce used is gluten free. Frank’s RedHot is gluten free!
  • Can you make this recipe keto? To make this recipe low carb and perfect for those on a keto diet, substitute in pork panko for the breadcrumbs. This will reduce the total carbs per serving from 16 grams, down to 7 grams and the net carbs down to 5 grams per serving.
Buffalo Chicken and Pork Meatloaf on a white plate.

What to serve with meatloaf

No matter what you serve it with, this chicken & pork meatloaf is guaranteed to be your new favorite meatloaf recipe! I created these Buffalo Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes to go specifically with this dish, but you could also serve it with any of these easy recipes.

Slices of Buffalo Blue Cheese Meatloaf on a white plate.

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Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf

This buffalo chicken meatloaf recipe combines the delicious flavors of blue cheese, buffalo chicken and lean pork into the perfect dinner dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ½ cup carrots, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup buffalo sauce, divided
  • ¾ cup blue cheese crumbles, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the diced onions, celery and carrots, saute 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and saute for an additional minute.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl combine the chicken, pork and sauteed veggies.
  • Add the chili powder, paprika, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, egg and ½ cup buffalo sauce.
  • Combine well.
  • Lightly mix in ¼ cup of the blue cheese crumbles.
  • Place the mixture in a loaf pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, drain any liquid, brush with the additional buffalo sauce.
  • Top with the remaining ½ cup blue cheese crumbles.
  • Place back into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Notes

  • Gluten free option:  Use gluten-free breadcrumbs to make this dish gluten free.
  • Keto option: To make this recipe low carb and perfect for those on a keto diet, substitute in pork panko for the breadcrumbs. This will reduce the total carbs per serving from 16 grams, down to 7 grams and the net carbs down to 5 grams per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 4gCalories 701kcal (35%)Carbohydrates 16g (5%)Protein 51g (102%)Fat 48g (74%)Saturated Fat 18g (90%)Polyunsaturated Fat 5gMonounsaturated Fat 20gTrans Fat 1gCholesterol 243mg (81%)Sodium 2134mg (89%)Potassium 1202mg (34%)Fiber 3g (12%)Sugar 3g (3%)Vitamin A 3879mg (78%)Vitamin C 4mg (5%)Calcium 288mg (29%)Iron 4mg (22%)
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