I love this slow cooker meatloaf and potatoes recipe and use it often. Meatloaf can easily be made gluten-free, and if you combine it with potatoes in a slow cooker, then most of the meal cooks at one time. This meatloaf recipe can also be baked in the oven. Take a look at my meatloaf tips and tricks to learn how I cut the baking time.
Since the potatoes are placed on the bottom of the crock, they cook in the meatloaf juice. Choose a lower lean beef so the potatoes don’t absorb too much fat. I’m not a fan of 90% lean ground beef because I think it lacks flavor. 80-85% lean is my choice for this dish.
I use gluten-free instant potato flakes in this recipe because it’s easier than using bread crumbs, but if you have gluten-free bread crumbs you want to use, then go right ahead.