Savory Classic Meatloaf with Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Rich Gravy


Embark on a culinary journey back to the heartwarming classics with our Savory Classic Meatloaf, accompanied by Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Rich Gravy. This dish brings together the comforting flavors of seasoned meatloaf, smooth mashed potatoes, and a delicious gravy, promising a satisfying meal for any day of the week.

Savory Classic Meatloaf with Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Rich Gravy

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 6 people. 
  • Each serving includes a slice of meatloaf, a portion of mashed potatoes, and gravy.

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 520 kcal
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 120 mg
  • Sodium: 760 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g


For the Meatloaf

  • Ground beef (80% lean): 900 g (2 lbs)
  • Breadcrumbs: 120 g (1 cup)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 1 medium
  • Eggs: 2
  • Ketchup: 60 ml (1/4 cup)
  • Worcestershire sauce: 15 ml (1 tbsp)
  • Garlic, minced: 2 cloves
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

For the Mashed Potatoes

  • Potatoes, peeled and quartered: 1.3 kg (3 lbs)
  • Butter: 60 g (1/4 cup)
  • Milk: 240 ml (1 cup)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

For the Gravy

  • Beef broth: 480 ml (2 cups)
  • Flour: 30 g (1/4 cup)
  • Butter: 30 g (2 tbsp)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Method of Preparation

For the Meatloaf

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F). In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, onion, eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place in a baking dish. Bake for 1 hour. Let rest before slicing.

For the Mashed Potatoes

  1. Boil potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Add butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Mash until smooth.

For the Gravy

  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a roux. Gradually whisk in beef broth. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a moister meatloaf, add a bit of milk to the mixture.
  • Keep the mashed potatoes warm by covering them until ready to serve.
  • For a smoother gravy, strain it to remove any lumps.


Can I use ground turkey instead of beef for the meatloaf?

Yes, ground turkey can be a good substitute for a leaner version of the meatloaf.

How can I prevent my meatloaf from falling apart?

Make sure your meatloaf mixture is not too dry or too wet, and don't overmix it.

Can I prepare this meal in advance?

Yes, you can prepare the meatloaf and mashed potatoes ahead and reheat them when needed.