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meatballs and mashed potatoes
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Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes

Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes is straight up comfort food. The rich gravy brings it all together for one satisfying meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, Potatoes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 517kcal
Author: Laura


  • 4 medium potatoes cubed
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Fill a large pot halfway with water. Add the cubed potatoes and cook at a gentle boil until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the breadcrumbs and milk to a bowl and allow to soak until it turns into a paste.
  • Combine the ground beef with the paste and mix together thoroughly with your hands.
  • Form evenly sized meatballs, around 1 ¼ inch in diameter, compacting the meat into a sturdy ball.
  • Add the meatballs to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Allow them to brown on one side before turning them over. Attempt to evenly brown the balls on each side. This process takes about 10 minutes.
  • When finished, remove the meatballs from the pan. Add water to the pan and whisk in the brown gravy mix. Simmer until slightly thickened.
  • When the potatoes have finished cooking, drain the water. Mash the potatoes with a masher or hand mixer. Add butter and milk and stir well to combine.
  • Serve meatballs with mashed potatoes and gravy over top.


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 1256mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 243IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 9mg