Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes & Green Beans is the ultimate comfort food, cooked on one pan for easy cleanup. Now that’s what I call a winner-winner, meatloaf dinner!
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Well the name Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes & Green Beans holds the record for longest title on my blog. Whew! I wanted to add cheesy in there too but I figured I’d be shunned by the Google Gods for having my title be too long. And since the cheese is obvious, I
figured hoped you’d get the point.
Meatloaf…the word is just terrible. I mean I get it. It’s meat in the shape of a loaf but it gets such a bad rap. When I was a kid. I would turn up my nose just at the sound of it.
For many people, that statement still holds true today. They think back to when their grandmothers would slice into that loaf, plop it on the plate and call it “dinner”.
The thought of it use to gross me out. As a matter of fact, it still did for me until about 2 years ago when I discovered “the one.” No, I’m not talking about my husband, we’re going on almost 12 years together, I’m talking about the one meatloaf recipe to change all meatloaf recipes.
When I first started cooking, I’d cook everything my husband liked; chicken fried steak, hamburger helper, tacos with fried shells. I loved it too. I mean who doesn’t love pure comfort food? It’s the kind of food where you sit on your butt binge watching shows all day long.
You can probably sense a theme here that we didn’t eat well and were not active in our early years. Insert 60lb weight gain…for both of us. ? Then along came children and long gone were the days of being lazy and indulging in comfort food and long gone are those 60lbs+ Whew!
But I digress. I should write a blog post about how we changed our lives around and chose a healthier lifestyle for us and our children, anyone care to read that? Lemme know and I can share what worked for us and how we maintain and even indulge a little.
Anyways, back to the meatloaf. I use to make meatloaf into cute little muffin cups complete with mashed potato “frosting” and chive “sprinkles” If it looks good, it probably tastes good right? Wrong.
Insert cheesy mini meatloaves. Meatloaf game changer. Anything is better with cheese, but these meatloaves are stuffed with white cheddar. AND, they’re on the healthier side. I came across the recipe in Cooking Light, one of my favorite magazines, and knew I had to make them immediately.
If you know anything about me, you know I love cheese.
I couldn’t wait to make them….and then make them again and again. This meatloaf recipe is absolutely amazing. Instead of making mashed potato frosting, I thought I’d cut up some baby potatoes and throw them onto the sheet pan with the meatloaves. And I had green beans so I threw those on there too and Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes & Green Beans were born.
Not only are these meatloaves stuffed with white cheddar, they also have horseradish in them. Now, before you click off of this page because you despise horseradish, here me out. It’s utterly delicious in here. I’m not a huge fan of horseradish myself, but it lends a subtle bite to the meatloaf that sends it over the top. A little somethin’ somethin’ that is so good and you can’t quite but your finger on it. You’ll never make meatloaf without it again.
I also love that this is a one pan plan. I lined my baking sheet with foil and the cleanup was a breeze. Or should I say zilch, nothing, nada. That’s my kind of dinner.
So if you’ve been turned off by meatloaf in the past, give these Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes & Green Beans a try. Even my kids love them and THAT says something. I have a very picky 6-year-old and he gobbled these up and your family will too!
Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes & Green Beans
Yield 4 servings
Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes & Green Beans is the ultimate comfort food, cooked on one pan for easy cleanup. Now that's what I can a winner-winner, meatloaf dinner!
For the Potatoes:
- 12 ounces red potatoes, quartered (I used Blushing Belle by The Little Potato Company)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- salt and black pepper
For the meatloaves:
- 1lb ground beef, (I used 90/10)
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 2/3 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 tablespoons ketchup + 4 teaspoons, divided
- 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish
- 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 ounces white cheddar, diced into 24 cubes
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 tablespoons, Parmesan cheese, grated
For the Green Beans:
- 8 ounces green beans, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a 12 x 17 inch sheet pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Place potatoes on the bottom half of the pan. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
- In a medium skillet over medium heat, saute garlic and onion for 2 minutes. Place into a large bowl.
- Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 3 tablespoons ketchup and remaining ingredients.
- Shape into 8 loaves. (I weighed the mixture and divided by 8 so I would come out with 8 equal loaves.)
- Place 3 cubes of cheese into each meatloaf and wrap tightly making sure none of the cheese is exposed.
- Place onto sheet pans on the upper half of the pan.
- In a medium bowl, place green beans and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Place green beans in between the meatloaves and potatoes.
- Place 1/2 teaspoon of ketchup onto each meatloaf.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatloaves reaches 160° F. *
- *you may want to remove the pan and pull the green beans after 12-15 minutes of cooking. Ours were slightly browned and crispy, which we like, but you may prefer them slightly undercooked.
Adapted from Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis
*Nutritional data includes 2 mini meatloaves, 2 ounces green beans and 5 ounces of potatoes
Serving Size 2 mini meatloaves, 2 ounces green beans and 5 ounces of potatoes
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 142 mg
Sodium 890 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 36 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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