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Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole

  • Author: Audrey
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 1x


Savor the comfort food experience by indulging in our Loaded Mashed Potato Meatloaf Casserole. This delectable dish brings together two masterpieces blending the goodness of meatloaf with the creamy delight of mashed potatoes. Imagine layers of ground beef, caramelized onions and breadcrumbs forming a foundation, topped with velvety smooth mashed potatoes. To add a touch of indulgence we crown it all with gooey cheddar cheese and crispy bacon bits. Every nibble offers a combination of flavors and textures that will leave you feeling pleased and yearning for more. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering or enjoying a weeknight dinner this one pan wonder is sure to please everyone at the table.



1 1/2 lb. Ground Beef (85/15)

1/4 yellow onion, finely chopped

2/3 c. seasoned dry breadcrumbs

1/3 c. whole milk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper

2 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into 1” chunks

1/3 c. unsalted butter

1/2 c. whole milk

1 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper

1/2 c. bacon bits, cooked and crumbled

1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a bowl gently mix together the ground beef, chopped onion seasoned breadcrumbs, milk, beaten egg, Kosher salt and coarse ground black pepper. Once combined press this mixture into a baking dish measuring 9×9 inches.

Place the meatloaf in the oven. Bake it uncovered for 15 minutes. Afterward take it out of the oven. Drain any fat.

While the meatloaf is cooking, put the peeled and diced potatoes in a pot. Cover them with enough water. Bring it to a boil, over high heat. Let them cook for 15 minutes.

Drain the water from the potatoes. Add in milk, butter, salt and pepper. Mash everything together until you achieve creamy mashed potatoes.

Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the meatloaf and top this combination with cheddar cheese and crispy bacon bits.

Return to bake for another 15 minutes. Until the bacon becomes crispy, the cheese melts beautifully and a delightful slight crispiness forms, on top of the potatoes.


To guarantee that this delicious casserole is gluten-free make sure to use breadcrumbs that are certified gluten-free. You can effortlessly find gluten-free breadcrumbs, in supermarkets or assemble your own by using bread that is especially made to be gluten-free. Also remember to check the tags of ingredients, like bacon bits as certain brands might contain gluten. By making these substitutions you can fully enjoy every mouthwatering bite of this dish without any concerns.

  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 43 minutes