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Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes and Cheese

Elevate Your Dinner Game with Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole

In the realm of homestyle goodness, few dishes rival the comforting appeal of a well-made meatloaf. But what happens when you take that classic favorite and elevate it to a whole new level of deliciousness? Enter the Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole – a culinary masterpiece that combines the heartiness of meatloaf with the irresistible allure of loaded mashed potatoes. Let’s dive into this delectable dish that promises to be a hit with both kids and adults alike!

A Fusion of Flavor: The Perfect Dinner Recipe

When it comes to satisfying hunger and pleasing palates, casseroles reign supreme. And this Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole is no exception. With its harmonious blend of savory meatloaf, creamy mashed potatoes, crispy bacon, and gooey cheese, it’s a dish that hits all the right notes. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make, making it a go-to option for busy weeknights when time is of the essence.

Ingredients That Make Magic Happen

To recreate this culinary masterpiece in your own kitchen, you’ll need:

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

Crafting the Culinary Masterpiece

Now, let’s bring these ingredients together to create a dish that’s sure to become a family favorite:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Prepare the Meatloaf Base: In a large bowl, gently combine ground beef, onion, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, salt, and pepper. Press this mixture into a 9×9 baking dish.
  3. Bake the Meatloaf: Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and drain any excess fat.
  4. Prepare the Loaded Mashed Potatoes: While the meatloaf is baking, cook the potatoes in a pot of boiling water for 15 minutes. Drain the water and add milk, butter, salt, and pepper to the potatoes, mashing them until creamy.
  5. Assemble the Casserole: Spread the mashed potatoes over the cooked meatloaf and top with shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon.
  6. Final Bake: Return the casserole to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the bacon is sizzling, the cheese is bubbling, and the mashed potatoes are slightly crispy.

A Culinary Delight Awaits

In just a few simple steps, you’ve transformed ordinary ingredients into an extraordinary culinary delight. The Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole is not only a feast for the senses but also a testament to the joys of homestyle cooking. So why wait? Gather your ingredients and treat your family to a dinner they won’t soon forget!

With its irresistible flavors and simple preparation, this casserole is sure to become a staple in your mealtime repertoire. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or just craving some comfort food, this dish delivers on all fronts. So go ahead, indulge your taste buds and elevate your dinner game with this sensational recipe.

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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?