Cheesy Loaded Meatloaf Casserole

Forget the loaf pan – this is the way to go!

The whole point of a casserole is that it’s a whole meal in one, right? One casserole, where everything bakes together in under an hour, and then that’s it, you’re done! While we love a traditional meatloaf, we thought we would cut a few corners and make a very classic meal but in an untraditional way. Cheesy mashed potato and meatloaf casserole!

Serves 6
50 minutes



3 cups leftover (garlic) mashed potatoes
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/3 cup bacon (cooked and crumbled) or bacon bits
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400º F.

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce using two forks or your hands.

Season generously with salt and pepper, then work in breadcrumbs and egg.

Transfer ground beef to an 8-inch square baking dish and press it into an even layer.

Spread mashed potatoes on top of ground beef mixture, then top with cheddar cheese and bacon bits.

Cover baking dish with aluminum foil, then place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove aluminum foil and bake for another 10-15, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

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