Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole

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This Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole topped with mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon is a perfect easy dinner recipe.

It is one of the best casserole recipes I’ve tried and is so easy to make. 

This easy ground beef recipe serves four and takes less than an hour from start to finish.

Pull out this recipe when you need a delicious dinner in a hurry!

Easy casserole recipe using ground beef. Easy dinner recipe.

If you make a lot of casserole I highly recommend you invest in some baking dishes with lids.

They make storing leftovers so much easier and are great for transporting food.

No more fighting with cling wrap!

I tend to make a lot of chicken casseroles but I came up with this recipe because I had a freezer full of ground beef (I always stock up when it’s on sale!) and wanted to try something different.

This easy ground beef casserole recipe is loaded with potatoes, cheese and bacon.

I’ve always loved meatloaf and nothing goes better with tasty ground beef than mashed potatoes.

And once you add mashed potatoes you might as well go all out and add some cheese and bacon too!

This ground beef casserole recipe combines delicious meatloaf and garlicky mashed potatoes loaded with cheese and bacon.

I started by mixing ground beef and diced onions with seasoned Italian bread crumbs, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce for flavour.

You could definitely add in some of your personal favourite seasonings too.

I added one egg to the mixture to hold everything together. 

I used my hands to get the mixture fully combined.

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole. Ground beef meatloaf topped with garlicky instant mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon. Easy dinner recipe.

The meat mixture was then pressed into an 8 inch square baking dish.

I topped the meat with garlic instant mashed potatoes.

I used instant mashed potatoes to save on time but you could make them from scratch if you prefer.

You could also try a different flavour of the instant mashed potatoes. 

Grated marble cheese and real bacon bits sprinkled on top take this dish to another level.

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole is an easy dinner recipe using ground beef.

I used store bought bacon bits as another time saving measure.

Walmart sells a large bag of real bacon bits for a really great price.

I try to always have some in the fridge because they come in really handy.

If you’re not short on time you could cook your own bacon.

The potato meatloaf casserole cooks up in just 40 minutes at 400F.

I kept it covered with aluminium foil until the final ten minutes of cooking to prevent the cheese from burning.

Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole. Ground beef meatloaf topped with garlicky instant mashed potatoes, cheese and bacon. Easy dinner recipe.

Nothing beats this juicy meatloaf topped with velvety smooth mashed potatoes and oozing with melted cheese!

I am so in love with this dish.

It is such a fun twist on the traditional meat and potatoes dinner.

This super easy ground beef dinner recipe serves four and I guarantee your family will be asking you to make it again and again!

Pull out this potato meatloaf casserole recipe next time you’re in need of an easy weeknight dinner.

If you are looking for more easy casserole recipes check out Cheeseburger Casserole, Chicken Bruschetta Casserole with Everything Bagels, Easy Ground Chicken Casserole, Cajun Chicken and Biscuits Casserole, Sweet Chili BBQ Chicken Sliders, Cream Cheese Bacon Chicken Tacos, Meat Lover’s Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti and Meatballs Stuffed Pizza, Bacon Mac and Cheese Dogs, Chinese Take-Out Style Chicken and Ramen and Chicken and Green Bean Casserole.


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Loaded Potato Meatloaf Casserole is an easy dinner recipe. This ground beef casserole has a meatloaf base topped with mashed potatoes and loaded with cheese and bacon.

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Loaded Potato & Meatloaf Casserole
Easy casserole recipe with ground beef and loaded mashed potatoes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium saucepan bring water and milk to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in instant mashed potato powder. Set aside.
  4. In large mixing bowl combine ground beef, onions, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce using your hands.
  5. Add bread crumbs and egg to the meat mixture and continue mixing it with your hands.
  6. Press the meat mixture evenly into an 8 inch square baking dish.
  7. Spread the mashed potatoes over the meat using a rubber spatula.
  8. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top followed by the bacon bits.
  9. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place in oven for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  12. Enjoy!

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  • Eve March 11, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    I made this and it was good. But I put and ketchup glacé on top the meat loaf then added the mashe potatoes. I also added spices to the meat garlic salt pepper hot sauce to the mix.. I use 4 cheese instant mashed potatoes. The top of the mash after adding the cheese and bacon I baked for 35 minutes then cursed up fried onion ring on the top and baked it for 5 more minutes

    • Beth B March 29, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Did it come out greasy from the beef cooking on the bottom?

      • Rodney Carlson April 12, 2017 at 12:34 am

        I used a leaner ground beef to prevent that

  • Samantha March 31, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Wondering the same, is it greasy from uncooked meat?

    • R.N. April 9, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Yes, I would suggest cooking the hamburger first so the hamburger can be drained properly. Then add the potato top with cheese. I will be trying this one out tonight.

  • Michelle Belk April 28, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    I am trying this tonight!! We use venison so I am not as concerned as the rest about the grease!! Thank you for the recipe!! Have to say I’ve NEVER heard of baking a shepherds pie with the meat raw before though!! lol so we shall see

  • Vero April 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    If I want to use real mashed potatoes (do it myself) How many cups or potatoes would I need?

    • Erin May 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm

      You would need about 2 cups of mashed potatoes.

  • Darline May 17, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    It’s not greasy at all!! This is one of my boyfriend’s favorite dinners. It’s in our regular rotation. I added ketchup and seasoning (garlic pepper) and it is delicious. Supper easy to make. I also use four cheese potatoes, it’s all in your preference.

  • Susan Glover May 18, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I made this with left over meatloaf I had cut in slices and froze for sandwiches. When I read this recipe I had to try it. I also put ketchup on my slices and used an 8 x 8 glass dish. I used instant mashed potatoes, cheese and store bought bacon crumbles. It was fantastic, I will do this again on purpose because it was so good and quick. I heated the oven to 3:50 and baked fo 30 minutes with foil on top.

  • Renee June 20, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    This came out amazing, I used half ground turkey and ground chicken. It was delicious. My family loved it!

  • Renee Batts June 20, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    This came out amazing, I used half ground turkey and ground chicken. It was delicious. My family loved it!

  • Lindsey August 12, 2017 at 2:55 am

    I made this tonight. It was definitely NOT greasy. It was very good, but I think next time I won’t put it in sans foil. It was delicious, but the meat was slightly more cooked than I normally like. The boyfriend loved it though, so it’s all a matter of preference, I guess. That said, it was super easy to make and very good. I’ll definitely do it again.

  • Doug Peugh August 14, 2017 at 7:52 am

    One of the best casseroles I’ve ever eaten my wife and son also flipped out over this. Definitely telling people about this casserole.


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