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!
Just as you would make your standard meatloaf or meatballs, you’ll mix together a ground beef, onion, breadcrumb mixture with egg, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce – all the classic meatloaf flavors – and then you’ll get leftover (or store-bought, if you’re in a pinch) mashed potatoes that get spread on the beef mixture. Top it off with cheese and pop it in the oven and you’ve got a full meal that’ll have your family raving and asking for more…at least that’s how it was with our family….
This dish tastes incredible, but maybe the thing we love most about it is that there’s no having to deal with inverting a meatloaf out of a piping hot loaf pan. We don’t know how we manage to forget this every time, but heed our advice: forget the loaf pan when you do make a traditional meatloaf – even better, skip it entirely and make this loaded meatloaf casserole instead – you won’t regret it!