Sheet Pan Dinners- Meatloaf

Deciding what to make for dinner can be a challenge.  I am always trying to make the process easier on myself, and my husband, who does all the dishes.  Sheet pan dinners are great, they are quick and easy to clean up. 

My husband really likes meatloaf, but traditional meatloaf can take awhile to make.  Plus, then you’ve got to make the sides.  I found making this comfort food favorite into a sheet pan dinner can speed up the cooking time and tastes just as good.

I start by cutting up my red potatoes into bite size pieces, buying precut green beans and lining my sheet pan(s) with parchment paper or foil.  Spray pans with oil if using foil, then add my veggies and drizzle them with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  NOTE: if you want your green beans on the less cooked side (ours turn out crispy and browned), then add your green beans after 20 minutes of cooking your potato/meatloaf, so they aren’t as cooked.  For the meatloaf,  I mix all the ingredients in a bowl and free form the meat mixture into four separate oval shaped pieces on the sheet pan.  I usually use two sheet pans, so I don’t over crowd the pans, I want the potatoes to roast. 

I used turkey meat, but the recipe works well with lean ground beef too.  We used red potatoes but sweet potatoes would be lovely way to mix it up!!  This dinner is great and comes together nicely.  We always have leftovers, so meatloaf sandwiches are a must!! 

Sheet Pan Dinners- Meatloaf

Yield: 4-5 servings

Ingredients

    For the vegetabels:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb red potatoes, diced
  • 1/2 lb green beans
  • Salt
  • Pepper
    For the meatloaf:
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated onion or 1/2 onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoon BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup + 1-2 tablespoons for drizzling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F degrees
  2. Line sheet pans and if using foil, spray with cooking oil
  3. Arrange your potatoes and green beans *** on sheet pan around the edge of the pan leaving room for the meatloaf in the center, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl add all your meatloaf ingredients and mix to combine.
  5. Using your hand score the meat, making 4 sections. Now form each section of meat (about 1/4 of pound) into a small loaf.
  6. Place your mini loaves on the sheet pan and drizzle with ketchup.
  7. Put in oven and let cook for 45 minutes or until potatoes are roasted and meatloaf reads 165F degrees.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
    NOTE:*** you may want to add your green beans after 20 minutes of cooking so they aren't in the oven as long. We liked them crispy and browned after cooking them with all the other ingredients, but you might like your green beans crunchier.
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1 COMMENT

  1. Annette | 22nd Oct 17

    The meatloaf was delicious. I was lucky to sample this dinner. Yummy.

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