Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Cheese

This classic comfort food dish combines savory meatloaf with creamy mashed potatoes and a generous topping of melted cheese and crispy bacon. It’s a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any night of the week.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a complete meal in one dish, making it convenient and easy to prepare.
  • The combination of flavors and textures creates a comforting and indulgent dining experience.
  • The leftovers, if there are any, taste just as delicious the next day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef (85/15)
  • 1/4 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ chunks
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, gently combine beef, onion, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, salt, and pepper then press into a 9×9 baking dish.
  • Bake uncovered for 15 minutes, then remove and drain any excess fat.
  • While the meatloaf is cooking, add potatoes with just enough water to cover to a pot and bring to a boil on high heat. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Drain the water and add the milk, butter, salt, and pepper, mashing it all together until creamy.
  • Spread over the meatloaf and top with cheese and bacon.
  • Bake for an additional 15 minutes, until bacon is sizzling, cheese is bubbling, and the mashed potatoes are slightly crispy.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Kcal: 480 per serving

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Recipe Tips

  • For a variation, you can add a layer of sautéed vegetables such as carrots, peas, or green beans between the meatloaf and mashed potatoes for added flavor and nutrition.
  • Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese, such as mozzarella or Gouda, to create your own unique twist on this classic dish.

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