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Meatloaf With a Twist

Meatloaf With a Twist Recipe


This cheesy meatloaf has a layer of mashed potatoes baked right in. Your meat-and-potatoes family members will love it.


  • 3 medium (2-1/4" to 3" dia, raw)s potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup Romano cheese, grated
  • 1 (8 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  2. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher, and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir the onion and garlic until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Set the onion and garlic aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, black pepper, onion and garlic mixture, eggs, chicken broth, and Romano cheese until thoroughly combined. In a second bowl, mix the mashed potatoes and ricotta cheese.
  5. Spoon half the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish, and smooth into an even layer with a spoon. Spread the mashed potato mixture over the meat, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge of the meat; sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese over the mashed potato layer. Cover the cheese with the remaining meat mixture in an even layer; press the edges down to seal in the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle loaf with additional 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese, if desired.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the loaf is browned and the meat is no longer pink, about 1 hour. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Let the loaf stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutritional Information

Meatloaf With a Twist

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 621.9
% Daily Value *
protein: 78 %
carbohydrates: 12 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 14 %
fat: 53 %
saturated fat: 64 %
cholesterol: 56 %
vitamin a iu: 9 %
niacin equivalents: 99 %
vitamin b6: 39 %
vitamin c: 40 %
folate: 11 %
calcium: 44 %
iron: 26 %
magnesium: 22 %
potassium: 23 %
sodium: 43 %
thiamin: 16 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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