This easy meatloaf recipe is for cheese lovers only! There’s an entire 8 ounce brick of ooey gooey melted cheddar cheese in the middle of this Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Meatloaf that takes it over the top!

Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Meatloaf cut in half with the cheddar cheese oozing out.

People have raved over my Mozzarella Stuffed Meatloaf for years. I figured it was time to bring you a new one. And I have to say, this may be my favorite meatloaf yet! This easy meatloaf recipe may quickly become a family favorite?

Can’t handle the heat?

That’s okay! You can easily leave the jalapeno out of this meatloaf recipe to keep the heat out of the kitchen. Jalapeno adds extra flavor and heat, but this meatloaf is still delicious without it.

Plain bread crumbs or Italian style bread crumbs?

This recipe calls for plain bread crumbs and the addition of Italian seasoning. If you have Italian bread crumbs, feel free to use those in place of both!

Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Meatloaf topped with Jalapenos sitting on a white platter.

What kind of ground beef should I use to make meatloaf?

When it comes to meatloaf, you don’t want to use ground beef that has too high of a fat content or your meatloaf will be greasy. Use too low of a fat content and your meatloaf may dry out. The best meatloaf is made with an 85/15 fat ratio. You can find the fat ratio listed on your package of ground beef.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in some of my other meatloaf recipes: