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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  • Cooking spray
  • 1-1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 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


  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.


  1. Yummm! Looks delicious. And for recipes that do call for chopped onions (not like this one)-- I always buy my onions pre-chopped in the frozen veggie section. anna whiston-donaldson recently posted..Book Release Recap!My Profile