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Are you looking for a simple side dish idea for your meals? One of my secrets to saving time is using these delicious Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes that come together in minutes to complete your meal. I am sharing a quick and easy mini meatloaf recipe idea that makes for an easy weeknight dinner that is comforting and delicious.
Hello Friends! How is your month going? We have been so immersed in activities that I feel like it is flying by. Weekdays have been packed with activities and that makes evening dinners a little challenging. Today I share with you an easy side dish and quick dinner idea that I make at least once a month because it is just so simple!
Mashed potatoes are by far one of my family’s favorite side dishes. Idahoan Mashed Potatoes are truly one of the quickest dishes and they are made from 100% real Idaho® potatoes. It is no wonder that their taste and creaminess have helped it earn the title of “America’s Favorite Mashed Potatoes.”
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes come in several varieties and honestly, I have tried several that are equally delicious. For these mini meatloaves, I used the Buttery Homestyle variety, but some of the other flavors are:
- Butter and Herb
- Bacon & Cheddar Chipotle
- Roasted Garlic
- Four Cheese
- Buttery Golden Selects.
Is your mouth watering yet? What is great about this easy side dish is that it really helps when meal planning. Most weeknight I prefer to make 30-minute meals and often pair these potatoes with the main ingredients. .
Below are some 30-minute meal ideas that you may want to incorporate into your meal planning. I also like to add a simple salad to complete the meal.
I try to keep weeknight meals with less that 45 minutes preparation time so that I have time to enjoy the evening with my family. Delicious dinners do not have to be complicated and I love to stock up on Idahoan Mashed Potatoes and keep them on hand in my pantry.
30 Minute Meal Ideas
- Mini Meatloaves and Idahoan Buttery Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
- Saucy Pork Chops with Idahoan Four Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- Spicy Beef Stew with Idahoan Butter and Herb Mashed Potatoes
- Cheese Quesadillas with Idahoan Bacon Cheddar Chipotle Mashed Potatoes
- Chicken PIccata with Idahoan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mini Meatloaves Recipe
1 pound ground beef
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon Parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon butter
Preheat oven to 350°.
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except butter.
Press into a buttered mini-loaf pan.
Bake uncovered 35 to 45 minutes until thoroughly cooked in center and meat thermometer registers 160°.
Let stand 5-7 minutes before serving.
Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes are real potatoes, real easy, delivering homemade taste on demand. Be sure to stock up on this great side dish idea!
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