Mini Meatloaf and Garlic Pesto Potatoes

Mini Meatloaf and Garlic Pesto Potatoes

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Mini Meatloaf and Garlic Pesto Potatoes

I didn’t eat much meatloaf growing up. I don’t think my mom was a fan. If only she tried this recipe! We tested both ground beef and ground turkey and both were delicious. Enjoy whatever meat is on sale.

A modern spin on a classic dinner – enjoy a meat and potatoes dinner the whole family will love!

Servings: 4


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  • 2 tbs honey mustard
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 eggs beaten
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 8 oz red potatoes diced
  • 8 oz Yukon Gold potato diced
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • ⅓ cup pesto


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tbsp honey mustard and 1 tbsp ketchup.
  2. In a bowl combine meat, egg, panko, 1/2 cup cheddar, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp pepper. Form into 4 or 5 2×4" loaves; place on baking sheet. Brush with mustard mixture and top with remaining cheddar. On another rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes with pesto and garlic.
  3. Transfer meatloaves to upper rack of oven, and place potatoes on lower rack. Bake until loaves are cooked through, 15-20 min, rotating sheets after 10 min. Remove loaves from oven; continue to roast potatoes until tender about 5 min.



Use your favorite ground meat for this dish. Both beef and turkey work great, so I’m sure others would be lovely.


Not sure this is the dish for you. Maybe try this instead?


Use gluten free breadcrumbs or just skip them. Might be a little harder to keep together, so use mini bread pans if you have them.


Skip the cheese, no problem.

Check the pesto. Assuming it already has parm in it, skip it for basic olive oil. Make more of the ketchup/honey mustard sauce from the meatballs and use that for dipping both.