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Meatloaf and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Our comforting menu of meatloaf and buttermilk mashed potatoes is as hearty as the diner original -- but better for you. Panko is sold in many international aisles; regular breadcrumbs can be swapped in, too.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2009
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  • Kristi47
    20 NOV, 2013
    I love this recipe...It's the best!
  • MyHomeTeam
    14 MAR, 2012
    I agree with"MainC".The meat was flat in flavor. Without a food processor it was, it was overly watery from veggies. I ended using BBQ sauce to bring flavor to the meat.The mash was just bitter.We added another 4-5 pounds of potatoes just to get flavor & consistency right. Overall, it took far too long & definitely NOT a hit. I don't have the ideal MS, superfunctional kitchen. So the recipe is not for average folks like us.Martha's "Mash Potatoes & Meat Loaf" is what I'll go back to.This 1 a NO!
  • pamelahc
    13 NOV, 2011
    I made this for dinner and it was a hit at my house. The buttermilk mashed potatoes were smooth and delicious. The meatloaf was wonderful. I do not have a food processor so I used my blender. I would recommend a food processor, much easier. The added veggies made the meatloaf moist.
  • MS10593083
    11 NOV, 2011
    I did not have good results with this recipe. I don't have a food processor so tried to chop the vegetables as small as possible but it didn't work, the texture was not correct. I realize a food processor would have made a big difference. But apart from that, I also found it lacked flavour, as there are no seasonings other than salt andpepper. I appreciate that it was a healthier version, but think I will go back to my tried and true recipe next time.
  • CodyND
    10 NOV, 2011
    Cookieace, the print icon is now located on the left side of the page.
  • MS11391672
    10 NOV, 2011
    Great meal plan. Why is there no longer a print button?
  • baileykd
    23 OCT, 2011
    I've enjoyed this recipe many times since I first saw it in EDF. My husband doesn't like meatloaf, but this, he adores. The veggies prevent it from being a brick of beef. I skip the barbeque sauce and opt for a ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce mix. I also like the recipe because it includes the entire meal, potatoes, green beans, and meatloaf. It makes it easy to get a complete, healthy meal on the table.
  • deniseregina
    4 APR, 2011
    My husband liked this and he doesn't usually like meatloaf. I made it with ground turkey, as my usual. Also, I didn't read the directions too well! Didn't process the veggies with the panko and egg white. Just mixed the chopped vegetables in with the meat and other ingredients. Still good!
  • sunshine885
    4 MAY, 2009
    This was so moist and delicious. Even my picky non-meat eater teen daughter loved it. I made enough to have it again the next day. I pureed the carrots, celery and onion and couldn't even taste it in the recipe so no need to even tell the kids! Delicious.
  • breanna.davenport
    8 MAR, 2009
    This meatloaf recipe is the BEST! I've never tasted a better meatloaf!! Instead of chopping the carrots, I like to shred them. Also, since I like vegetables, I add an extra carrot and celery stalk to the mixture.

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