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A Christmas Story Meat Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 11, 2022
I've watched the film “A Christmas Story” so many times since I was a kid. Now I have a family of my own, so I re-created the mom’s meatloaf and mashed potatoes. —Christina Addison, Blanchester, Ohio
A Christmas Story Meat Loaf Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green or sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup crushed saltines (about 12)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cups hot mashed potatoes, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place a rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan; place a 12x8-in. piece of foil in center of rack. In a large bowl, combine eggs, ketchup, onion, green pepper, crushed saltines, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Place over foil rectangle and shape into a 9x6-in. loaf. Bake until a thermometer reads 160°, 50-60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  2. Transfer meat loaf to a serving plate, discarding foil. Pipe or spread 1 cup mashed potatoes over meat loaf. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with remaining mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice with 1/2 cup mashed potatoes: 436 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 1105mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 26g protein.

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