Weeknight Meat Loaf with Herbed Potatoes

Weeknight Meat Loaf with Herbed Potatoes
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh mint

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 pound ground beef or ground lamb

  • cup crumbled feta cheese

  • 2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 1 lemon, cut in thin wedges

  • ½ of a medium cucumber, cut up

  • Feta cheese (optional)

  • 1 recipe Herbed Potatoes, recipe below

Herbed Potatoes

  • 2 pound small red-skinned potatoes, sliced

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • ¼ salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line bottom of a 9x9x2-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil; set aside.

  2. In large bowl combine egg, yogurt, onion, bread crumbs, oregano, mint, lemon peel, garlic, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Add beef and 1/3 cup feta cheese. Mix lightly to combine. Evenly spread meat mixture into prepared baking pan, pressing into the corners and shaping a flat top. Unlike most meat loaves, the Weeknight Meat Loaf lets the pan do the work. Evenly press meat mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan, making sure to push mixture into the corners. Pat the surface flat and top with tomato and lemon slices.

  3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160 degrees F. Spoon or pour off fat. Let loaf stand 10 minutes. To serve, cut in squares; top with lemon, chopped cucumber, and mint. Serve with feta cheese and Herbed Potatoes. Makes 9 servings.

Herbed Potatoes

  1. In large bowl, combine potatoes and olive oil. Place sliced potatoes on shallow parchment-lined baking pan. Bake in oven with meat loaf at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with rosemary, salt and pepper. Makes 9 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
27g Fat
25g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 379mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Protein 23g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.