Christmas dinner idea – Meatloaf with lots of vegetables

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Meatloaf with vegetables recipe

Meatloaf with vegetables recipe for Christmas dinner

My sister and I have been looking for ways to get our daughters to eat healthier and incorporate more vegetables in their diet. Nothing seemed to work, kids and veggies are not the best friends, apparently. But that doesn’t mean a parent has to give up on trying all kinds of tips and tricks.

We’ve recently discovered hiding veggies in our kids’ meals is a sure way to keep them on a healthy path. The problem is, we need to change the trick every now and then as they eventually figure out what we’re trying to do. This is how the meatloaf with vegetables recipe got born.

Meatloaf with vegetables recipeIt’s a very easy and super simple recipe, enjoyed by the whole family. We like it because we can juggle with the ingredients so the recipe would taste differently every time. Swapping pork for chicken or turkey, using mushrooms instead of colorful veggies like bell peppers and carrots as mushrooms blend with meat and kids cannot spot them in the meatloaf with vegetable recipe, sneaking some spinach in etc

This is a very savory, quite juicy recipe, making it an even better match for our kids. It takes such simple ingredients and about 45 minutes to prepare and cook and it’s quite easy on digestion if the meat is boiled first. It also looks pretty festive if garnished with pickles, olives and/or fresh vegetables, a great addition to a Christmas dinner.

Meatloaf with vegetables recipe

Meatloaf with vegetables recipe

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Meatloaf with vegetables recipe

A savory, juicy meat recipe that looks pretty festive and can easily be served at casual as well as more formal events. Perfect for family dinners at holidays.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Author: Petro


  • 500 gr = 18 oz minced meat your choice; we used pork for this time
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 2 green onions
  • 200 gr = 7 oz mushrooms
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • Chopped parsley optional


  • Boil the minced meat for 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile finely grate the carrots, cut the bell peppers, mushrooms and onions into small cubes
  • Drain the meat
  • Cook meat and vegetables with oil in a saucepan for just a couple of minutes
  • Leave aside to cool a little
  • Meanwhile beat the eggs and add breadcrumbs
  • Mix the meat composition with the eggs and breadcrumbs mixture
  • Add parsley if you opted to use
  • Preheat the oven at 180 C = 350 F
  • Line a meatloaf mold with parchment paper
  • Put composition in, about a finger shorter than the mold
  • Cook in the oven for about 30 minutes at 180 C = 350 F


This is a great alternative for those who don't like the tripe block recipe. It looks the same but tastes so different
If you're a fan of spicy food, add some chili powder to meat composition or sprinkle on meatloaf when ready
Works great with pickled vegetables
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  1. I’m lucky my son will eat most everything (except red bell peppers for some odd reason) but I still love this idea. I bet the mushrooms add extra flavor, too.