Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep

by Beth - Budget Bytes
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I almost forgot to mention, I meal prepped my Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf last week! I paired the meatloaf with some Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes and some simple green beans for a seriously satisfying and classic meal. This simple Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep is definitely one of my new favorites!

For more information about meal prepping, how it works, and why I do it, check out Meal Prep 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Prepping and Portioning Meals, or check out my entire Budget-Friendly Meal Prep Archive.

Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep

Containers of Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep

This Meal Prep Includes:

Cheddar Cheeseburger Meatloaf (4 servings): $7.31 

Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes (6 servings): $2.05

1 pound Green Beans: $1.39

Total Cost: $10.75

Cost Per Serving: $2.52

Cost of Leftovers (2 servings mashed potatoes): $0.68

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Meal Prep Grocery List

Front view of Cheddar Cheeseburger Meal Prep with melty cheese

Green Beans:

Instead of steaming fresh green beans this time, I just bought a bag of frozen green beans from Aldi. Since the green beans are blanched before freezing, they are already partially cooked and will complete cooking as you reheat the lunch box, so I just thawed them and put them straight in my meal prep containers. That being said, I like my green beans cooked only to the point where they still have a little tooth. If you prefer them softer or more well cooked, you may want to boil or steam them for a few minutes before packing them into your containers.

Leftovers:

The recipe for Fluffy Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes makes about 6 cups, or six 1-cup servings, but I generally only pack 4 days worth of food at a time (for best quality). The extra mashed potatoes can either be eaten at other meals (I can never get enough mashed potatoes) OR you can actually freeze them. Just scoop them out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag for longer storage.

Freeze Mashed Potatoes

One single Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep box

Cheeseburger Meatloaf Meal Prep – Such a classic!

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  1. I love your recipes but I am counting calories, is it possible for you to put the calorie information on the recipes?

    1. We only recently brought on a Registered Dietician to our team. She’s working hard behind the scenes to update the entire recipe database, over 1500+ recipes, with nutritional information. She’s working her way from the newest recipes back and it takes some time to update them all. Stay tuned!

      1. Yeah for bringing a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist on board– the nutrition experts!

  2. I made this last month and IT WAS DIVINE! My boyfriend even asked if he could take the leftovers.

  3. I haven’t had much time yet to look around here so I’m just going to ask: Have you tried this as a freezer meal (aka TV dinner)? Do you have any tips for reheating individual meals from frozen? 
    Thanks! 

    1. Yes you could certainly freeze it! I’ve made them as individual servings in a muffin tin and then froze them that way.

  4. This is more of a question than a comment – Does any know (or can you tell) what sized Tupperware this is?

  5. Recently watched the movie Wildlife and there is a dinner scene with a classic meatloaf and mashed potatoes that left me with a hardcore craving. I can’t wait to make this for the week! 

  6. Yum–meatloaf is one of my favorite leftovers, and your recipe is one of the best. I love green beans, too, but couldn’t find them fresh under $2.99 per lb last weekend when I wanted them for another purpose. I did locate packages of frozen (can’t remember if 12 or 16 oz) for $.57 at Walmart. This brings up another point–with only 2 of us still at home, I’m not a fan of the microwavable packages now pushed by the major manufacturers and have long preferred packaging that lets me be in charge of how much I care to prepare at a given time–or better yet, fresh veggies I can select myself.

  7. Hi Beth!
    As you’re my personal hero when it comes to educating people on eating leftovers and also lesser known parts of food (broccoli stems!) I was wondering whether you have tried this recipe using up banana peels in cake: http://www.leaf-to-root.com/2018/05/01/cake-with-banana-peel/?lang=en

    I find the concept really interesting and have recently started experimenting myself, my newest discovery are sauteed cauliflower leaves.

    1. Whaaaaaat. I’ve never heard of such a thing! I’m definitely going to check it out and hopefully I’ll be brave enough to try it. :) Thanks for sharing that!