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hashbrown crusted meatloaf & giveaway!

hashbrown crusted meatloaf~dinner meets breakfast

A while back, Simply Potatoes inquired if I’d like to try out some of their products and offer a giveaway. Of course, I said yes- since I’m a total potato head. Being part Irish and I love anything with potato…potato chips, potato soup, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, french fries, potatoes Anna, Au gratin Potatoes, twice baked potatoes, once baked potatoes… Idaho Sunrise, oh the list could go on..

Of all the potato items out there, I have to say I have a soft spot for hash browns..so, that was my “potato of choice” when I decided to create this dish. I’m sure the mashed potatoes would work awesome as well- and that’s on my next to do in the kitchen list I have going.

I my meatloaf  with turkey, and for the hashbrown coating I mixed 3/4 of a bag of Simply Potatoes hash browns with one egg, 1/2 cup of cheese and a bit of salt, pepper and parsley.

Here’s my “naked” loaf. 😉

Oooo, look at that crispy potato-y crust, all dressed up.

hashbrown crusted meatloaf


  • For the meatloaf:
  • 1 lb ground turkey or beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • For the crust:
  • 3/4 bag of Simply Potatoes shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley


  • In a bowl, combine the meatloaf ingredients, mix well and shape into a loaf. Place on a greased baking sheet.
  • Next, combine the crust ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Pat onto the outside of the loaf.
  • Bake at 350 for one hour.

Now, If you’d like to try Simply Potatoes for free, I have a special giveaway I’m hosting, courtesy of Simply Potatoes. To enter, simply comment your favorite potato recipe at the comment section at the end of this post. Extra entries can be earned by liking me on Facebook, following me on Twitter and also Pinterest and Instagram @villagecook. Wow.. that makes 5 entries per person!

Winner will be chosen at random om May 14, 2012 and notified via email.

Good Luck!

Thank you to Simply Potatoes for providing me with product for this post and giveaway.

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