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Mar 3, 2008 05:11 AM

What to serve with Meatloaf?

What is your favorite side? Any new ideas? I am feeling very uncreative lately! Any help greatly appreciated!

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  1. When I'm craving a comfort meal its meatloaf, mashed poatoes and peas all the way!

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    1. re: shaebones

      I was going to type the same thing. It's a good meal.

      1. re: shaebones

        That's how we serve it, too. Sometimes wer sub green beans for the peas.

        1. re: shaebones

          Classically speaking, either baked or mashed potatoes for us. Sometimes, if we don;t do gravy, scalloped potatoes. If I feel the need for a veg other than a potato, roasted carrots are good. Also, a nice polenta works well, with or without gravy.

            1. re: crosby_p

              Amen! That's what my momma always served and same goes for our house

              1. re: pickychicky1979

                Me too! I love it when they get mixed all together, even though that sounds gross.

            2. re: shaebones

              Another vote for the classic sides. Best comfort food meal ever.

              1. re: shaebones

                Sometimes we sub creamed spinach and mac and cheese but your combination is comfort food all the way!

              2. I make a very spicy meatloaf with ground bison. The sides I usually serve are:
                Steamed jasmine or basmati rice
                Stir fried bok choy or braised escarole
                Home made cole slaw with a vinegar dressing

                1. I crave something green with my meatloaf:

                  sauteed spinach with roasted garlic

                  if you make a gravy, mashed potatoes are in order to soak it up.

                  1. I like baked or roasted potatoes w/ meatloaf, so either white or sweet potatoes work well.

                    1. I don’t know or remember how this started, but in my family we serve meatloaf with a baked potato; then take it out of its skin, mash it up with a fork, add butter, generously cover with cream corn and add plenty of salt and pepper. This is served with the bacon, onions and pepper strips that were draped over the meatloaf during the last half hour of cooking. Probably a gazillion calories, but it sure does taste good.

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                      1. re: TomDel

                        oven roasted brussel sprouts and shallots, drizzled with olive oil, sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Simple and delicious.