The best way to get your family eating meatloaf is to make it different and delicious. Here is the answer—a great-tasting meatloaf, baked along with mashed potatoes, which is some¬thing they’ll all like.
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line the bottom and sides of a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with foil or parchment paper.
2. To make the mashed potatoes, add the potatoes to a large saucepan and cover with water. Boil for 15 minutes or just until tender. Drain and mash well.
3. Meanwhile, in a nonstick skillet lightly coated with cooking spray, heat the oil over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic for 8 minutes or until browned. Stir into the mashed potatoes, along with the 1/4 cup cheddar cheese. Add the sour cream, olive oil and salt and pepper, mixing just until combined.
4. To make the meatloaf, combine the ground beef, egg, barbecue sauce, breadcrumbs, green onions, garlic, basil and salt and pepper in a bowl. Pat into a loaf pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread the mashed potatoes over the meatloaf. Sprinkle with the 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese. Bake another 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
1 lb medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 cup diced onion
1 tsp crushed garlic
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of pepper
12 oz extra-lean ground beef
1/4 cup barbecue sauce (or ketchup)
1/4 cup seasoned dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup finely diced green onions
1 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
pinch of salt and pepper
2 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Nutritional Analysis per Serving
Protein 14 g
Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 19 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Fiber 2.3 g
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Make Ahead: Prepare the entire meatloaf up to a day in advance. Bake just before serving. Leftovers are perfect.
Nutrition Watch: Restaurant mashed potatoes are usually high in calories and fat because they’re made with whole milk and butter. Try this recipe, which uses low-fat sour cream, for mashed potatoes that have a creamy texture yet are lower in calories and fat.