Last night, I made one of the best meatloafs I’ve ever had in my entire life. I don’t know what so special about this one – I’ve made this recipe before. Maybe it’s because I haven’t had meatloaf in ages. I have been craving mashed potatoes and meatloaf for so long that my mouth was watering as I looked up recipes online. I decided to stick to a familiar recipe that I came up with a few years ago.
This is more like a meatloaf casserole. This meatloaf is packed with healthy ingredients and is fully loaded with nutrients. It’s a great meal for a cold day and especially if you’re looking for a classic comfort meal.
Prep is easy for this recipe – especially if you wash and cut all the vegetables ahead of time. Cooking time is less than one hour.
You can eat meatloaf on its own or pair it with mashed potatoes or yams and a side of carrots or corn. You don’t want to make too many side dishes, as this meatloaf was filling on its own.
Meatloaf is one of those classic meals that is beloved by many. If you want to stick to a more traditional recipe, then just omit the mushrooms and zucchini. I love casseroles and so that’s what got me hooked on this version. This was my first time using cheese and I only used 1 cup. I think next time I will grate the cheese and use a mix of mozza and cheddar. You could also top it off with some grated parmesan cheese.
Meatloaf goes with just about anything. Mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, hashbrowns, or even a freshly made garden salad. Or keep it simple and pair with a lightly buttered biscuit. I teamed this up with a side of mashed potatoes and raw carrots because I was feeling lazy. I used a box mix for the potatoes and used almond milk instead of dairy. And holy smokes – this was flavorful. I also added a sprinkle of breadcrumbs on top of the glaze and it added so much more flavor.
This recipe will serve 2 people or you will have leftovers the next day like I do. I can’t wait to heat this up tonight!
PS don’t you love my new oven mitts? They’re so cute. I purchased them from my Amazon wish list.
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