Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until limp and some of the fat is rendered, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the bacon from the skillet; drain on paper towel and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together meat, oats, 1/2 cup cheese, onion, dressing, dill pickle, mustard, salt, pepper, and egg. Pat mixture into a shallow 2-quart baking pan. Spread top of loaf with ketchup; lay bacon strips over ketchup.
Bake until loaf is firm and bacon is crisp, 45 to 50 minutes. Sprinkle loaf with remaining 1/2 cup cheese during last 5 minutes of baking.
Let meatloaf stand in the baking dish for 10 minutes before serving.
By Irishwitch from Aurora, CO
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Cut bread in 1 inch slices almost through to the bottom crust. Cream together butter, onions, and mustard. Spread creamed mixture on both sides of every other slice. Insert cheese slices between cuts with spread mixture. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Press loaf together. Arrange bacon slices over the top of loaf. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until bacon is crisp and cheese is melted. Serves 6-8.
By Robin from Washington, IA