Cheesy Mashed Potato And Meatball Casserole

There are a ton of recipes out there that feature mashed potatoes, but none are as delicious as this one is! If you're looking to expand your potato horizons and want a recipe that's quick and tasty, you've come to the right place. Today we're serving up the 3 Ms: meatballs, mashed potatoes, and mozzarella, so we've got all of the yummiest bases covered. It's a hearty casserole with a little bit of tomato sauce and a whole lotta cheese!

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 55 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy

You'll Need:

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • ½ stick butter
  • salt & nutmeg to taste

For the stuffed meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • chopped parsley to taste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 6 mozzarella pearls


  • tomato sauce
  • shredded mozzarella
  • chopped parsley

Here's How:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Boil the mashed the potatoes until soft, then drain them and mash them with the butter, salt, and nutmeg.

2. Grease a casserole dish with butter, spread the mashed potatoes out in the dish, and smooth out the top. Use the handle of a wooden spoon to draw deep lines in the mashed potatoes, dividing the dish into 6 equal squares. Then use the bottom of a glass to make a circular indentation in each square.

3. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese in the circular indentations and pour tomato sauce in the dividing lines you made in the mashed potatoes.

4. For the meatballs, mix the ground beef, onion, parsley, garlic, flour, vegetable oil, egg, salt, and pepper until combined. Divide the ground beef mixture into 6 equal portions. Place 1 portion in the palm of your hand, place a mozzarella pearl in the center, and fold the ground beef mixture around the mozzarella pearl until it's completely enclosed. Repeat with the remaining ground beef portions and mozzarella pearls.

5. Place 1 stuffed meatball in each indentation in the casserole dish and sprinkle shredded mozzarella over the entire casserole. Transfer the casserole dish to the preheated oven and cook at 350°F for 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

This mashed potato, meatball, and mozzarella extravaganza is guaranteed to become a family favorite. After all, there's nothing better than comfort food, right? It's a quick and easy way to satisfy your cravings and have a ball while doing it!

Get the recipe for the Ground Beef & Mashed Potato Spiral Pizza featured in the bonus video.


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