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Cheesy Potato Topped Meatloaf Recipe

This recipe for Cheesy Mashed Potato Topped Meatloaf is inspired by the popular Christmas movie, A Christmas Story.

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Make this classic meatloaf recipe but turn it into a delicious meal by topping it with homemade mashed potatoes then melting cheese on top.

Are you aware that you can watch A Christmas Story for a solid 24 hours beginning on Christmas Eve every year? Yes, you can and although we do not sit up and watch it all twenty-four of those hours, it is on in our house and we are subject to burst out in laughter at any moment.

Before watching A Christmas Story you simply must make Cheesy Mashed Potato Smothered Meatloaf so you can enjoy dinner and a movie! It’s an easy recipe so let’s get started.

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Ingredients

You can make a standard meatloaf with simple ingredients you can easily find at the grocery store. Chances are excellent you already have most of these ingredients in your kitchen now.

  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Approximately 16 crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 4 Cups prepared Mashed potatoes (recipe here)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Cheesy Mashed Potato Smothered Meatloaf

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°.

Crush the saltines in a small food chopper, like this, or place them in a large Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients and stir to blend well. Then combine ground beef with the mixture of seasonings and cracker crumbs.

You can mix the meat mixture with your gloved hands or a wooden spoon. Personally, I prefer using gloved hands to get the mixture combined really well. I keep these gloves handy for kitchen use.

Step 3

Prepare a loaf pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper.

Press the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan. Transfer your meat loaf into the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from the oven and carefully pour off excess grease which accumulates from the ground beef. Return to the oven and continue baking until done about 30 more minutes. The internal temperature should reach 160°.

This step helps to keep your meatloaf from being too greasy.

Meanwhile, prepare the mashed potatoes while the meatloaf is in the oven baking.

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Meatloaf topped with mashed potatoes

Step 5

Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes. Carefully transfer classic meatloaf onto an oven-proof serving dish.

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Then top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle the potatoes with the shredded cheese.

Return to the oven until the cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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Cheesy Mashed Potato Covered Meatloaf.. How to make cheesy mashed potato topped meatloaf. A Christmas Story Mashed Potato Meatloaf recipe
Cheesy Mashed Potato Topped Meatloaf

Cheesy Mashed Potato Topped Meat Loaf

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Get this easy meatloaf recipe in the oven in about 10 minutes and while it’s baking you will make the homemade mashed potatoes to top the meatloaf casserole with.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • Approximately 16 crushed saltine crackers
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 4 Cups prepared Mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

    Preheat the oven to 375°.

    Crush the saltines in a small food chopper, or place them in a large Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

    In a large mixing bowl, combine the first seven ingredients and stir to blend well. Then combine ground beef with the mixture of seasonings and cracker crumbs.

    Prepare a loaf pan with cooking spray. Press the meatloaf mixture into the loaf pan. Transfer your meatloaf into the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes.

    Remove from the oven and carefully pour off excess grease which accumulates from the ground beef. Return to the oven and continue baking until done about 30 more minutes. The internal temperature should reach 160°.

    Meanwhile, prepare the mashed potatoes while the meatloaf is in the oven baking. Mashed potato recipe here.

    Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow it to rest for about 10 minutes. Carefully transfer meatloaf onto an oven-proof serving dish.

    Then top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle the potatoes with the shredded cheese.

    Return to the oven until the cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 888Total Fat 54gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 3gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 254mgSodium 1693mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 3gSugar 7gProtein 61g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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This classic meatloaf recipe is the perfect weeknight meal idea anytime with a fun twist by adding the cheesy mashed potatoes on top. Serve green beans as a side dish and dinner is delicious.

We enjoy barbecue sauce with our meatloaf. If you haven’t tried dipping your meatloaf into a little bbq sauce, give it a try.

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If you have never seen A Christmas Story, the scene which inspires Meatloaf and Mashed potatoes for dinner is iconic. Ralphie’s little brother refuses to eat his food so his Mom coaxed him into eating like a pig. Yep, it’s an Ewww but probably the most famous Ewww in the Christmas season.

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12 Comments

  1. I’m pretty sure I gained a few pounds just reading this haha!! Man this looks good – how can you go wrong with meat, potatoes and cheese! Can you believe I’ve NEVER seen this movie!? My husband loves it – I guess I better watch it this year. I had to smile when I saw the price on the ground beef (you’re probably too young to remember!) because when I used to buy it, it was the cheapest meat option and a 2 lb. package would be around 2.00!

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