dinner safe for braces: loaded potato meatloaf casserole


  • 1 1/2cups water
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 14 oz pkg garlic flavored instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 lb ground beef extra lean
  • 1/2cup onion diced
  • 2tbsp brown sugar
  • 1tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1cup seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • 1egg
  • 1 1/2 cups marble cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/4cup real bacon bits


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium saucepan bring water and milk to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in instant mashed potato Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, onions, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce using your hands.
  5. Add bread crumbs and egg to the meat mixture and continue mixing it with your hands.
  6. Press the meat mixture evenly into an 8 inch square baking dish.
  7. Spread the mashed potatoes over the meat using a rubber spatula.
  8. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top followed by the bacon bits.
  9. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and place in oven for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove foil and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  12. Enjoy!

Braces Friendly Recipe.