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Meatloaf With a Twist Recipe
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Meatloaf With a Twist

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"This meatloaf includes the mashed potatoes. Great flavor. You've found a new way to make this classic recipe and the kids will love it. It's also very flexible. Try it, you'll like it!!!! Use ground beef, turkey, chicken, or chicken sausage, or a combination of all three."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    2 hrs


  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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  • Cook's Notes
  • Tip: grate garlic on a Microplane® or fine grater.
  • This recipe is so flexible. Vary the cheeses, the types of meat, etc. Can be made ahead and frozen. Remove from freezer day before, defrost in refrigerator, and bake according to directions. Serve with a sauce on side...example: horseradish/mayo, B-B-Q, Chili, sweet ketchup, etc. Can also be baked on Bar-B-Q grill. Heat barbie grill to 350 degrees, place uncooked meatloaf on heavy duty cooking sheet, follow oven directions. Keep that kitchen cool in summer!!!
  • Serve with a sauce on side...example: horseradish/mayo, B-B-Q, chili, sweet ketchup, etc.
  • Can also be baked on Bar-B-Q grill. Heat barbie grill to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), place uncooked meatloaf on heavy duty cooking sheet, follow oven directions. Keep that kitchen cool in summer!!!

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 25, 2011

This is my first review of a recipe even though I get many recipes from this site. I HAD to say something about this recipe!!! Love it!!! It all combined greatly and tasted wonderful!! I am impressed and will definitely be making again and again! Good job!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 17, 2011

Thought this was bland and noticed that most reviews did not follow the recipe as written. I liked the concept and will try again but will used a garlic mashed potatoe, add a tomatoe based glaze on top and try a different meatloaf recipe.

Apr 23, 2011

I cut back on the italian seasoned breadcrumbs and instead of ricotta cheese used Philadelphia Herb and Garlic cream cheese.Metaloaf was nice and cheesy tasting and was done in 45 minutes. Leftovers were good also.

Jun 27, 2011

Great recipe! I didn't have ricotta or mozz cheese on hand so I substituted sour cream for ricotta & cheddar for mozz. I also added diced green pepper to meat mixture. Huge hit with my husband. He took leftovers to work the next day & bragged to his buddies.

Dec 20, 2011

I am making this again tonight for the second time. First time around was hearty and delicious...liked that the mashed potatoes were inside. I even forgot the Romano cheese and it was still good. Will add it this time, awesome comfort food recipe! My changes were used half ground beef and half ground pork and did not use 1/4 cup of olive oil..seemed unecessary and it was. Delicious!

Nov 24, 2011

Thank you! Such a versatile and yummy recipe. My few changes were using groung turkey and 1 russet, 1 sweet potato and 1 yam for the potatoes which worked wonderfully.

Sep 10, 2011

Great recipe for meatloaf! I had all but given up on making meatloaf till a friend told me about this recipe!! It is simple and amazing! The ricotta in the potato's is a nice add in!

Jan 05, 2012

I thought my metloaf was the best, this was better. This meatloaf was great. I never thought about stuffing a meatloaf before. Scince trying this recipie I also stuffed a meatloaf with chorizo.OMG. Thanks for a whole new way of making meatloaf. richarizona1.


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  • Calories
  • 622 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 169 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 34.5 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 39.1 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 1069 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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