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  • Writer's pictureLuanne

Sunny's Cheat Sheet Mini Meatloaves with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli

This recipe is based on a Sunny Anderson recipe I saw on an old episode of one of her shows. It was an interesting twist on meatloaf and came complete with its own side dish, so no thinking about what you are gonna serve with it.


Ingredients List:

For Meatloaves-

1 pound Ground Chicken

1/2 cup lightly packed fresh Basil

1/2 cup lightly packed fresh Parsley

1/3 cup finely chopped White Onion

2 tablespoons plain Breadcrumbs

1 teaspoon Paprika

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Black Pepper

1/2 cup Parmesan (shredded)

3 cloves Garlic (grated)

2 scallions (chopped)

1 slice of white bread (cut into tiny cubes)

1 large egg


For Veggies-

1.5 pounds of Sweet Potatoes

2 cups Broccoli Florets

Zest of 2 lemons (plus lemon wedges for spritzing)

Zest of 1 orange (plus orange wedges for spritzing)

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/8 teaspoon ground Nutmeg

3 tablespoons Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper


For the Meatloaves -

  1. Line a sheet pan with nonstick aluminum foil and set aside.

  2. Add the ground chicken to a large bowl and break it up.

  3. Set aside.

  4. Combine the basil, parsley, onion, breadcrumbs, paprika, salt, pepper, cheese, garlic, scallions, bread, and egg white in a medium bowl and stir until everything is blended.

  5. Add to the chicken and gently mix.

    1. Mix well, but do not over-mix.

  6. Form into 4 equal parts and place on the lined sheet pan.

  7. Form into bricks of a similar size.

  8. Set aside.


For the Veggies -

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Slice the sweet potato into 1" thick coins.

  3. Combine the sweet potatoes and broccoli in a large bowl with citrus zest, garlic powder, and nutmeg.

  4. Drizzle with olive oil and toss.

  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss again.

  6. Add the vegetables to the sheet pan with the meatloaves.

  7. Bake for 30 minutes.

  8. Spritz the vegetables with juice from the orange and lemon wedges.

  9. Continue to bake until the internal temperature of the meatloaves registers 165 degrees, about another 15 minutes.



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