Mashed Potato Topped Meatloaf Recipe

This mashed potato topped meatloaf recipe is always a hit at my house.  It is easy to make and can be put together the night or morning before you plan on serving it for dinner.

You know I love taking shortcuts where I can, and this meatloaf recipe is no exception. No onions to cut or garlic to mince! And I buy frozen mashed potatoes to save time (like Ore-Ida Steam & Mash Russet Potatoes) that you just pop in the microwave for ten minutes and then mash the way you normally would. For the potatoes in the picture below, I just added milk, butter, and salt and pepper, but often times I’ll also add shredded cheese, bacon, and green onions. You can make the potatoes to your family’s taste!

This meatloaf recipe is easy to make and doesn't require chopping onions or mincing garlic! It's topped with mashed potatoes, and can be prepared in advance for busy weeknights.

Mashed Potato Topped Meatloaf
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Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chili sauce
  • ½ cup bread crumbs, panko, or rolled oats
  • 1packet onion soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic (find it in the produce section)
  • Leftover mashed potatoes or Ore-Ida Steam & Mash potatoes, prepared
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a meatloaf pan or 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until well mixed. Spoon mixture into meatloaf pan or baking dish and shape to form a loaf. Top the loaf with the mashed potatoes and smooth the top.
  3. Bake at 350 for 60 - 75 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Now you might be wondering why put mashed potatoes on top of the meatloaf? They get a crispy top and absorb some of the meat loaf flavor. It is yummy…try it! If you’d prefer to make the mashed potatoes separately, try my Loaded & Baked Mashed Potatoes. Because really, is there anything better than meatloaf and mashed potatoes?!


These mashed potatoes taste great with my meatloaf recipe!

Like this meatloaf recipe, I share lots of quick and easy to prepare recipes here. Feel free to take a look. For even more recipes, check out all my pins on Pinterest…especially my Pinterest Recipes: Tried ‘Em & Loved ‘Em board.

The Power Of Friendship: My Other Ex Book Review #MyOtherEx

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person. 

-Unknown

Friendship is such an amazing part of life, isn’t it? You basically just find people you like and decide to build a relationship with them. I’ve written about friendship a lot on my blog, because those people help us become who we are supposed to be…and in some cases, they prevent us from becoming who we are not supposed to be.

Some friendships last forever, and sometimes they just last through a specific time in your life. My Other Ex explores the loss of friendship. #MyOtherEX

I wrote a post about friendships ending and in it I said: “Friendships, no matter what the circumstances are for why they end, are always hard to say goodbye to. People that were important to you in the past, always hold a place in your heart.”

I still believe that to be true. I still think about friends I no longer speak to for whatever reason, and I remember how important they were to me at some point in my life. When I was asked to read My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends by a friend who had shared a story in the book, I immediately said yes.

Some friendships last forever, and sometimes they just last through a specific time in your life. My Other Ex explores the loss of friendship. #MyOtherEX

My Other Ex

Here’s a description of the book:

Not all friendships are meant to last forever. There can be so much good, so much power, so much love in female friendships. But there is also a dark side of pain and loss. And surrounding that dark side there is often silence. There is shame, the haunting feeling that the loss of a friendship is a reflection of our own worth and capacity to be loved. 

My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends is a step toward breaking that silence. The brave writers in this engrossing, diverse collection of 35 essays tell their own unique stories of failed friendships and remind us of the universality of loss. 

There will be tears. There will be lots of memories of your own friendships that have been lost. There may even be smiles and laughter remembering a special friend. My Other Ex may even make you want to reach out to a friend you’ve lost contact with. It’s powerful and it’s not an easy read, but it’s a read that is worth it.

The hardest stories to read were the ones written directly to the author’s ex. I’ve written letters before that have never been sent, and those words come straight from the heart.

My Other Ex stories are real and relatable. These authors allowed us to peek into the darkest, saddest, loneliest parts of their lives and it is intensely emotional to read.

So many of my friends contributed to this book, and I want to thank you all for sharing your history and truth with me. And I absolutely encourage every woman I know to read My Other Ex!

To learn more about the HerStories project and find out about the call for submissions for the third book, visit the site or follow on FacebookTwitter, or Google +.

Disclaimer: I was happy to be given an advanced digital copy of My Other Ex. All opinions are my own.