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Mummy Meatloaf @familyfun


Mummy Meatloaf

I got this recipe out of Family Fun Magazine. Theirs turned out MUCH nicer than mine. You’re supposed to use black olives for the eyes and I didn’t have any. My meatloaf ended up dry because I cooked it on the cooling rack so the grease wouldn’t be pulling the mummy apart. It didn’t help, he still lost his shape. Not sure what to do differently. By using the green olives for the eyes, I found that I really like green olives with my meatloaf. 🙂


  • Meatloaf from your favorite recipe (ours used about 2 pounds of meat)
  • White American cheese
  • Olive slices


  1. Make your favorite meatloaf recipe and shape the loaf to resemble a mummy’s body with crossed arms. Bake the loaf until it’s cooked through.
  2. Let it rest about 3 minutes, then lay 1-inch-wide strips of American cheese across the body as shown, leaving a narrow space on the head for the olive slice eyes. Trim any overhanging cheese with scissors and return the mummy to the still-warm oven to slightly melt the cheese, about 1 minute.


About Paula

Paula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. She's since become more interested in learning to cook as her family has grown. She also covers product reviews and travel as well.


  1. I love this! I think it is a cool Halloween idea (and we love meatloat at our house!)

  2. Awesome, i should serve this for dinner on halloween !

  3. I love this! I’ve made “rat” meatloaf before, where you shape it into little rats and give it olive eyes and chow mein whiskers – I would definitely try this!

  4. LOL It is so funny because I wrote down this same recipe from another site just yesterday when putting together my list for the week. Yours looks great. Hope mine turns out that well.

  5. I just love trying out recipes from magazines! Invariably mine never look as good as the magazine, so it’s nice to see that sometimes other people run into that same obstacle too, although I am sorry for all the trouble that you had with it. I think yours looks delicious and it is such a cute idea!

  6. if i thought the boys would eat meatloaf I would make this for Shaun’s halloween sleepover this weekend LOL

  7. What a neat idea! I think even I can do this. 🙂 My 5yo will be so excited!