Gluten-free Bacon Mashed Potato Stuffed Meatloaf #Recipe

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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


Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. January 9, 2017 - 9:26 am

OHHH my gosh..This looks amazing. I have never actually had meatloaf before, but this makes me want to give it a try! I will eat mostly anything with bacon on it! 😉

valmg January 12, 2017 - 5:55 am

That’s my son too, he loves bacon!

Liz Mays January 9, 2017 - 2:57 pm

Ooh, it would be awesome to make this meatloaf this week. I’m loving the filling. It sounds super comforting and it’s been freezing here!

valmg January 12, 2017 - 5:55 am

Yes this is a comfort food with a comfort food stuffed inside it. Go for it!

Neely Moldovan January 9, 2017 - 5:49 pm

Oh gosh I havent had mashed potatoes in so long. I love them though and this recipe looks amazing!

valmg January 12, 2017 - 5:54 am

Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods.

adriana lopez January 10, 2017 - 2:17 am

You got me at mashed potato and bacon. This is such a classic and comforting meal. Just add a salad and that’s dinner =)

valmg January 12, 2017 - 5:53 am

Yes, I completely agree!

patricia Marsden January 10, 2017 - 9:44 am

Very interesting….

Tami Qualls January 10, 2017 - 5:47 pm

You could easily win over my husband with this recipe. I like that it’s gluten free.

valmg January 12, 2017 - 5:52 am

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.

Elizabeth O January 11, 2017 - 8:09 am

Mash potatoes are one of my favorite comfort foods. I could eat it year round too.

valmg January 12, 2017 - 5:51 am

I could eat mashed potatoes every day!

Tiffany VanSickle January 11, 2017 - 3:38 pm

This looks so delicious! I love me some meatloaf!

valmg January 12, 2017 - 5:50 am

We love meatloaf, I have a bunch of different kinds.

Alicia Taylor January 12, 2017 - 2:30 am

My son would say that’s shepherd’s pie in a hamburger crust. He’d love this! I’ll have to send him the recipe.

valmg January 12, 2017 - 5:48 am

Kinda sorta! Let me know how he likes it!

Agness of Run Agness Run February 7, 2017 - 7:59 am

This is an all-inclusive gluten free recipe, Val! Looking forward to cooking it myself.


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