Meatloaf muffin recipe that is fun and kids love! Tastes like handheld meatball sub muffins. Perfect muffin tin dinner to try.
Ok, so I’m a sucker for anything and everything cooked in a muffin tin…even for dinner! 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’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??!! So here we go……. Let me share one of the BEST muffin tin dinners we’ve ever had, and it’s super easy to do. (originally published 6/16)
Seriously, this is probably our favorite muffin tin recipe yet!!
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.
Here is how you make them.
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.
Meatloaf muffin 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.
Wanna make these without the breading? Use our meatballs in air fryer recipe for that idea.
Meatloaf muffin recipe
- 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.
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!
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