Air Fryer Sweet Potato Topped Mini Meat Loaves

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Topped Mini Meat Loaves

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Topped Mini Meat Loaves Air Fryer Sweet Potato Topped Mini Meat Loaves

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Topped Mini Meat Loaves

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 35 minutes
SERVES: 4

PREP TIME: 20 minutes

COOK TIME: 35 minutes

SERVES: 4

Air Fryer Sweet Potato Topped Mini Meat Loaves

PREP TIME: 20 minutes
COOK TIME: 35 minutes
SERVES: 4

Ingredients

These colourful meatloaves are a meal in one when served with a side of green beans alongside for an unforgettable meal. Using an air fryer speeds up cooking time so you can dinner done faster.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

  • 1 lb (500 g) sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese

Meat Loaves:

  • 1 lb (454 g) Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • Cooking spray
 

Preparation

Mashed Sweet Potatoes: In a saucepan, cover potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well and return to saucepan; add butter, salt and pepper. Mash, using a potato masher, until smooth; stir in Parmesan cheese.

Meat Loaves: Meanwhile, in a large bowl, with a fork combine beef, Parmesan cheese, green onion, horseradish, salt and pepper. (Be careful not to overmix).

Divide mixture into four equal portions and shape into about 4-inch (10 cm) ovals and pat to about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. Place in lightly sprayed air fryer basket, spacing them apart and top each meat loave with the mashed potato mixture.

Set air fryer temperature to 375ºF (190ºC) and bake for  about 15 minutes or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre of each loaf registers 160ºF (71ºC).

In a small bowl combine cheddar cheese and parsley. Generously sprinkle over top of mashed sweet potato topped meat loaves. Return to air fryer and bake for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

Oven Variation: Place mini meatloaves onto a parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet and top with mashed sweet potatoes. Bake in preheated 375ºF (190ºC) oven for about 25 minutes or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre of each loaf registers 160ºF (71ºC). Sprinkle with cheese and parsley mixture and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Mashed Potato Variation: Substitute yellow fleshed potatoes for the sweet potatoes.


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Ingredients

These colourful meatloaves are a meal in one when served with a side of green beans alongside for an unforgettable meal. Using an air fryer speeds up cooking time so you can dinner done faster.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes:

  • 1 lb (500 g) sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese

Meat Loaves:

  • 1 lb (454 g) Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • Cooking spray
Preparation

Mashed Sweet Potatoes: In a saucepan, cover potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes or until tender. Drain well and return to saucepan; add butter, salt and pepper. Mash, using a potato masher, until smooth; stir in Parmesan cheese.

Meat Loaves: Meanwhile, in a large bowl, with a fork combine beef, Parmesan cheese, green onion, horseradish, salt and pepper. (Be careful not to overmix).

Divide mixture into four equal portions and shape into about 4-inch (10 cm) ovals and pat to about 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick. Place in lightly sprayed air fryer basket, spacing them apart and top each meat loave with the mashed potato mixture.

Set air fryer temperature to 375ºF (190ºC) and bake for  about 15 minutes or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre of each loaf registers 160ºF (71ºC).

In a small bowl combine cheddar cheese and parsley. Generously sprinkle over top of mashed sweet potato topped meat loaves. Return to air fryer and bake for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

Oven Variation: Place mini meatloaves onto a parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet and top with mashed sweet potatoes. Bake in preheated 375ºF (190ºC) oven for about 25 minutes or until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre of each loaf registers 160ºF (71ºC). Sprinkle with cheese and parsley mixture and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Mashed Potato Variation: Substitute yellow fleshed potatoes for the sweet potatoes.

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Recipe Tip

RECIPE TIP

You can pick up some store-bought mashed potatoes to use on top of the meat loaves for a short cut. Or, if you have leftover mashed potatoes, it’s a great time to use them up!

No potatoes? No problem. You can omit the potato topping and simply sprinkle mini meatloaves with cheese mixture.

DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information

Per Serving (1 meatloaf or ¼ recipe)
  • Calories
    580
  • Saturated
    19g
  • Fat
    34g
  • Cholesterol
    120mg
  • Sodium
    870mg
  • Fibre
    4g
  • Carbohydrate
    31g
  • Sugars
    10g
  • Iron
    20%
  • Vitamin C
    28%
  • Calcium
    450mg
  • Protein
    36g
  • Vitamin A
    165%
  • Vitamin D
    ≥1%

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

RECIPE TIP

You can pick up some store-bought mashed potatoes to use on top of the meat loaves for a short cut. Or, if you have leftover mashed potatoes, it’s a great time to use them up!

No potatoes? No problem. You can omit the potato topping and simply sprinkle mini meatloaves with cheese mixture.

DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)
  • Calories
    580
  • Saturated
    19g
  • Fat
    34g
  • Cholesterol
    120mg
  • Sodium
    870mg
  • Fibre
    4g
  • Carbohydrate
    31g
  • Sugars
    10g
  • Iron
    20%
  • Vitamin C
    28%
  • Calcium
    450mg
  • Protein
    36g
  • Vitamin A
    165%
  • Vitamin D
    ≥1%
* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.
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