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Easy Miniature Meatloaf Muffin Recipe

Meatloaf muffin recipe that is fun and kids love! Tastes like a bite size handheld meatballs sub surrounded by refrigerated biscuits inside the cup. Perfect muffin tin meatloaf dinner to try.

turkey meatloaf muffins

Ok, so I’m a sucker for this meatloaf muffin recipe! We’ve made our quick meatloaf recipe of course year after year but sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit. Add some bread and cheese to just about anything and it makes it that much better right??!! (originally published 6/16, affiliate links present)

Muffin Tin Meatloaf

If I can get away with just using this pan I will so I thought my next venture would be creating a meatloaf muffin recipe of sorts.

We combined our favorite meatloaf recipe, made them into meatballs instead, and packed all the flavors of a meatball sub inside a muffin cup…delicious.

best way to cook meatballs

Meatloaf in Muffin Tin

Seriously, this is probably our favorite muffin tin recipe yet!! I have a recipe below you can use to make homemade meatballs without breadcrumbs but you can certainly use your own combination if you have a secret family recipe for those as well.

Love how your Onion Lipton Soup Meatloaf Recipe comes out? Use that and just divide the hunk of meat into smaller pieces to fit inside each hole in your tin.

Want to use ground turkey or chicken? NO problem, like I said the mixture is your own or you could use our suggestions in the printable recipe card below but with your choice of protein. As long as it is ground it will work. I’ve used half a roll of spicy sausage + ground beef and that lends itself to a bunch of flavor and spice too.

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

We have made turkey meatloaf in Instant Pot before and it’s pretty darn killer. My kids don’t even notice that it is “different” than any other.

meatloaf muffins

Meatloaf Muffins

You use the oven twice to make these because you want to precook the meatballs before putting them into your muffin. I cook them 75% of the way because they will continue to cook once they are in your biscuit as well. Here is the recipe.

I know it is easier to understand how to make something if you see it with your own eyes so here is a quick rundown of how you make this easy meatloaf muffin recipe.

  • First in a bowl you’re going to combine your egg, bread crumbs, seasonings and sauces, meat and soup mix and mix well. Add bread crumbs if meat is still too wet. 
  • Make into meatballs. You should get about 8 per 1 lb. of meat.
    • Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes or so or until about 75% cooked or follow air fryer meatballs instructions.
    • Flatten refrigerated biscuits one at a time and push into muffin tin holes (spray pan before starting). 
  • Add 1 tbsp. spaghetti sauce to bottom of biscuit + parmesan cheese.
    • Put meatball into hole and bake at 350 for about 5 minutes or until biscuit is fully cooked. 
  • Add mozzarella cheese to tops about 2 min. before they are done. Top with dash of oregano if desired

Serve it with a side salad and you’re good to go, or serve them as an appetizer at a party or potluck…they’re a hit at those! If you love this muffin tin dinner idea, you should give our chicken pot pie muffins a whirl too!

chicken pot pie muffins

Meatloaf muffin recipe

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Meatloaf muffin recipe

Meatloaf muffin recipe that is fun and kids love! Tastes like handheld meatball sub muffins. Perfect muffin tin meal to try.
Course Entree, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword meatloaf, muffin tin, muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 183kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine egg, bread crumbs, w. sauce, meat and soup mix in a bowl and mix well. Add bread crumbs if meat is still too wet. 
  • Make into meatballs, about 8 per 1 lb. of meat. Cook at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes or so or until about 75% cooked. Flatten refrigerated biscuits one at a time and push into muffin tin holes (spray pan before starting). 
  • Add 1 tbsp. spaghetti sauce to bottom of biscuit + parmesan cheese. Put meatball into hole and bake at 350 for about 5 minutes or until biscuit is fully cooked. 
  • Add mozzarella cheese to tops about 2 min. before they are done. Top with dash of oregano if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Meatloaf muffin recipe
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 214mg6%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
meatloaf muffin recipe
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Kim Smith

Monday 25th of July 2016

These look so good. I want to make them NOW! Yummy.

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