Loaded Mashed Potatoes Meat Loaf Casserole

Loaded Mashed Potatoes Meat Loaf Casserole is two of your favorites in one dish.

Loaded Mashed Potatoes Meat Loaf Casserole

Ingredients

Meat Loaf

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs or 1 cup crushed Stove Top stuffing
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Topping

  • 1 (4 ounce) package garlic-flavored instant mashed potatoes*
  • 1 1/2 cups water*
  • 1/2 cup milk*
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits

* Or make your own mashed potatoes instead. This would be a great use for leftover mashed potatoes.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine beef, onion, bread crumbs, milk, egg, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper then press into a 9-inch square or comparable baking dish.
  3. Bake uncovered for 25 minutes, then remove and drain any excess fat.
  4. While the meatloaf is cooking prepare mashed potatoes as per package instructions, using 1 1/2 cups water and 1/2 cup milk.
  5. Spread over the top of the meat loaf, then top with cheddar cheese and bacon bits.
  6. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the mashed potatoes are slightly crispy.

Yield: 6 servings



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