Gluten-free Bacon Mashed Potato Stuffed Meatloaf #Recipe

Gluten-free Bacon Mashed Potato Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe From Val's Kitchen

We do enjoy meatloaf around here. I have different variations of it because it’s one of my favorite things to experiment with. Mashed potatoes are a favorite here, especially for me. I sometimes don’t want to make them from scratch, so if you open my fridge you’ll often find some containers of pre-packaged if I’ve found a decent sale. I had a container and didn’t want to just use it as a side. I decided it would be fun to make a stuffed meatloaf with an open top filled with mashed potatoes. because cheese goes so well with potatoes and meatloaf and is another thing I love, I decided to incorporate that too. I didn’t use bread crumbs in this meatloaf (as is often the case), so the meatloaf is gluten-free. It was a big hit with everyone and was gone in one meal. Here’s how I made it.

Gluten-free Bacon Mashed Potato Stuffed Meatloaf

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Equipment needed


  • 2.5 lbs ground beef
  • 24 oz cooked mashed potatoes (I used Simply Potatoes Sour Cream & Chives)
  • 6 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2.5 tbsp bacon sprinkles (I used Hormel) – split into 2 tbsp and 1/2 tbsp
  • 1.5 tbsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Gluten-free Bacon Mashed Potato Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Preheat the oven to 350 f.

Place the ground beef, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic salt, pepper and 2 tbsp bacon sprinkles into the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.

Place beef into the loaf pan, pushing middle up the sides of the meatloaf pan to create a well and form 4 walls.

Place the cheese into the well in the meat, filling it. Push the cheese down a little with a spoon if the cheese is overflowing out of the well.

Place the mashed potatoes on top of the cheese.

Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tbsp bacon sprinkles on top of the potatoes.

Bake for 50 minutes.

Remove from oven and let sit for 5-10 minutes. You could eat it sooner but the cheese will be really soft so it could be hard to cut neatly if you don’t wait a few minutes.


Gluten-free Bacon Mashed Potato Stuffed Meatloaf Recipe From Val's Kitchen

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I’m a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I’m a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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    1. My youngest is gluten-free. Some of my favorite dishes to make are ones that are gluten-free but don’t really seem gluten-free.

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