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Meatloaf Bowls with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Savory meatloaf baked into a bowl shape. Then stacked high with fluffy mashed potatoes and gravy.
Servings 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


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  • dessert bowl maker pan (see notes)



  • 1 lb. ground beef 80% lean
  • ½ lb. ground pork
  • ½ cup bread crumbs unseasoned
  • 1 pkg dry onion soup mix any brand
  • 2 tbsp steak sauce
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • cup Ketchup

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Bacon

  • 2 lbs potatoes eastern white or Yukon gold, peeled
  • ¼ cup butter melted 1 stick
  • 2/3 cup half and half hot but don't boil
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked until crispy
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Brown Gravy

  • 2 tbsp bacon fat from frying the bacon
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • cup flour all-purpose
  • 2 cups beef Broth homemade beef stock is best
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together the meat, breadcrumbs, dry onion soup mix,
  • Whisk together the eggs, steak sauce, and ketchup.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the meat and stir to mix well.
  • Spray the individual wells of the dessert bowl maker pan. Divide the meatloaf equally. The meatloaf will be even with the top of each well.
    meatloaf bowls
  • Bake for 30 minutes, let cool for at least ten minutes. Run a butter knife around the edge of the mold. Make sure the meatloaf is loose from the sides. Put a baking sheet over the pan and flip the pan upside down. The meatloaf bowls should come out easily when you lift the pan up off the mini meatloaf bowls.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • Make ahead and reheat just prior to filling the meatloaf bowls.
  • Peel and boil the potatoes until soft. (about 22 minutes) Drain and put them through a potato ricer. The ricer makes perfectly smooth, lump-free mashed potatoes. If you don't have a ricer, mash with a potato masher and set aside.
    riced potatoes
  • Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl and add 1/2 of the Half and Half, while beating on a low speed until mixed in, Add the rest of the Half and Half, and beat briefly on low to mix in.
  • Add the butter in two separate additions beating on low between additions. Beat just until potatoes are light and fluffy. Don't overbeat. Set aside until ready to fill the meatloaf bowl. Then reheat and stir in the bacon bits.


  • Place the meatloaf bowls on a serving platter or individual plates. Use a medium-size scoop to over fill each bowl with the mashed potatoes. Pour the gravy over the top and garnish with some parsley. Serve immediately with more gravy on the side.
    meatloaf bowl with mashed potato and gravy


If you don't have homemade beef stock, purchased brown gravy is better than gravy made with thin beef broth.  
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Calories: 726kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gravy, mashed potatoes, meatloaf, savory


Serving: 1g | Calories: 726kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 1147mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 8mg