Individual mini meatloaves, green beans, and mashed potatoes, all cooked to perfection on one pan? Yes, it’s true! The potatoes are chopped and cooked with a little water in a foil packet so that they steam to tenderness alongside the meatloaves (then you just quickly mash them with milk and a little butter). Be sure to stick to russet (baking) potatoes, and cut them into the ½-inch pieces called for; starchier potatoes and larger chunks will take much longer to get tender. We tuck cubes of creamy-sharp colby-Jack cheese into the meatloaf mixture for added yumminess; you can substitute cheddar, mozzarella, or provolone for different flavor profiles. And while we love green beans with this classic comfort dinner, you could also switch to broccoli or asparagus.
1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ⅓- to ½-inch cubes
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup whole-wheat panko
1/3 cup grated yellow onion (grated on large holes of a box grater)
1/3 cup ketchup, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 large garlic clove, finely grated
1 pound 93% lean ground beef
1 large egg
2 ounces Colby-Jack cheese, diced
12 ounces green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 tablespoon butter
Est. added sugars 4g
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Coat a large piece of heavy-duty foil with cooking spray; place potatoes on foil. Drizzle potatoes with water; wrap foil around potatoes, sealing tightly. Place foil packet in one corner of a 13 x 18–inch half sheet pan. Coat rest of sheet pan with cooking spray.
Place panko, onion, 2½ tablespoons ketchup, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, garlic, beef, and egg in a large bowl; mix well to combine. Add cheese; mix to combine. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape each portion into a 4 x 2½ –inch freeform loaf on sheet pan. Spread remaining 3 tablespoons ketchup evenly over meatloaves. Bake meatloaves and potatoes at 425°F for 15 minutes.
Combine green beans and oil, tossing to coat. Remove pan from oven. Arrange green beans on pan around meat loaves and potatoes. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes or until meatloaves register 165° on a thermometer. Remove pan from oven.
Carefully open foil packet. Place potatoes in a bowl. Add milk, butter, ⅜ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Sprinkle remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper on green beans.