Sides For Meatloaf That Are Quick & Easy
I love meatloaf a lot. You should too! Meatloaf might be the most underrated meal. While it maintains a relatively simple recipe, its savory, mouth-watering taste cannot be overlooked. It is a combination of ground meat and several other ingredients baked or smoked into the shape of a loaf. Check out our awesome recipe here for mouthwatering meatloaf.
The meatloaf is one of the very few meals that can be paired with a wide variety of dishes. Meatloaf goes with a lot of side dishes. Wouldn’t you want to spice up your menu with several combinations of meatloaf centered meals? Add a few scrumptious sides to the main meatloaf dish to round out the meal quickly.
Meatloaf can be paired with several sides. Potato, carrots, mustard, peas, bacon, vegetables, broccoli can serve as delicious sides for meatloaf.
I can recommend several sides for meatloaf that would leave a long-lasting impression on your taste buds. However, I would only give you a few of my best meatloaf side ideas that you can incorporate in your menu.
Traditional hot vegetables that serve as sweet combos with meatloaf include green beans, carrots, peas, broccoli, and asparagus. You might want to spice it up with cheese to make it appetizing to kids.
Side dishes for meatloaf dinner can truly make your meal more satisfying. When you are planning to host your friends to a meatloaf dinner, I suggest you go all grand and include multiple side dishes on the menu. Without further ado, let’s look at some of my best side dishes for meatloaf.
- Mashed potatoes
- Carrots and papayas
- Baked potato fries
- Bacon-wrapped Asparagus
- Roasted vegetables
- Broccoli salads
Here lies one of my best-mashed potato recipe as a side for meatloaf.
The potato remains one of the best side dishes for meatloaf. Potato and meatloaf make such an excellent combination. It is relatively easy to whip up something with potato.
The ingredients for this recipe are relatively natural to acquire, heck; you might already have them in your kitchen.
8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
One tablespoon unsalted butter
A quarter cup sour cream
Half teaspoon garlic powder
Pinch of grated nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into smaller pieces. Put the potatoes in the pot and fill with water. Make sure the water in the pot covers the potatoes.
- Boil the water under high heat and then lower the temperature to medium and simmer the potatoes until the potatoes get so soft that it would be easy to mash them. You would know the potato is ready when a fork pierces them easily. This can take 20 to 25 minutes.
- Remove the hot water from the potato by draining in a sieve and return them to the pot. Stir a few times to remove steam from the potatoes in the hot pan to remove excess moisture.
- Mix the butter, cream cheese, and sour cream to the pot. Mash the potato with a potato masher until it results in a smooth mixture. Avoid over-mixing, which can make the potatoes sticky, but don’t be afraid to mash them until they are nice and soft.
- Add nutmeg, salt, garlic powder, and pepper to the mixture in appropriate quantities to season the broth. Mix to combine.
- The mashed potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. It can then be reheated in a 350°F oven. Cover the mashed potato with foil before reheating.
Baked Sweet Potato fries
Potatoes and meatloaf make lovely combos. If you don’t want to go thought the stress of preparing mashed potatoes, you might want to go through my baked potato fries recipe.
You don’t need to worry much about the ingredients. You probably have them already in your kitchen. To make these sweet homemade potato fries, you will need:
Olive oil (Or any cooking oil)
Garlic powder, smoked paprika, and black pepper
To make these roasted sweet potato fries, simply:
- Cut your chips into small sizes like the shape of evenly sized matchsticks
- Leave the chips in water for at least 30 minutes. Then rinse, drain in a sieve and pat dry.
- Put the fries to a dry bowl or ziplock bag and toss evenly with oil.
- Then toss the fries with your corn starch/seasoning mixture.
- Transfer to a parchment-covered baking sheet and spread out the fries in a nice even layer.
- Bake it until the fries become crispy. Flip the chips to ensure that all sides are fully affected by the oven.
- Remove the baking sheet from the oven, add salt to the fries, and rest for 3-5 more minutes.
Then serve and enjoy immediately.
Do you like carrots? If yes, you would love my roasted carrot recipe as a side for meatloaf. If no, permit me to change your mind with my roasted carrot recipe.
The smoky, flavor-packed result makes an excellent side dish to meatloaf. Carrot is a very healthy side for meatloaf.
Two bunches carrots, peeled and tops trimmed
One red onion, peeled and cut into small pieces
Three tablespoons olive oil
Two tablespoons red-wine vinegar
One tablespoon ground cumin
One teaspoon kosher salt
One teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Three tablespoons chopped fresh mint
One lemon zest
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a medium baking dish, add onions to the carrots.
- In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, red wine vinegar, cumin, salt, and pepper to combine. Then gently pour the mixture over the carrots and onions; toss gently to coat.
- Roast until the carrots and onions are tender. The ideal color for the mixture is golden brown at the edges. Garnish with mint and lemon zest. Serve warm.
How can you make your meatloaf more appetizing and appealing? Combining it with sides. These sides I wrote about are sure to give you food orgasms. Why not mix & match and try out a meatloaf sandwich with mashed potatoes, crispy fried onions and gravy?