Mini Meatloaf Cups

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

These savory meatloafs taste just like mom's and come together in only 25 minutes versus at least an hour with a classic meatloaf!

They would be perfect to make in bulk or for a crowd!

I love them because it’s so much easier to determine portion size and so much easier to cook. The glaze on top is my favorite part, it’s silky smooth and packed with sweet flavors to contrast the hearty meatloaf base. I love to pair this with some creamy mashed potatoes and vegetables. This is the ideal dinner for when you’re in need of that home cooked meal flavor.

The best part about these is you can get creative.

For a twist on the classic, try our Meatloaf Burgers with Crispy Onions! The perfect way to give a traditional meal a modern twist!


A fresh cranberry glaze, sage and cranberry spice and cheesy center is the perfect thanksgiving themed variety to the classic meatloaf!

Of course I love the classics like carrots, onions and garlic typically but I’ve also added dry cranberries and fresh sage and topped it with a cranberry glaze for a thanksgiving spin. For the cranberry glaze I simply simmered fresh cranberries, water, a little fruit juice and sugar on the stove until it reduced and then blended until it reached the consistency I was looking for.


Sometimes I’ll stuff them with cheese, sometimes I’ll bring them for lunch with a salad and sometimes I’ll stuff it between two slices of bread and you’ve got yourself a meatloaf sandwich.

Talk about an easy and delicious meal prep. Since each cup cooks in a separate muffin tin you could make 12 different varieties at once! Mixing up the glaze, ingredients and cheesy keeps things fun and new so you're not sick of your meal prep by Wednesday!

Say goodbye to waiting over an hour for Mom’s meatloaf to cook.

Turkey Meatloaf Cups

4 servings or 8 cups | 25 minutes

Ingredients:

Meatloaf Cups:

  • 12-16 oz ground turkey

  • 2-4 tbsp bread crumbs (4 for a more solid meatloaf, 2 for. juicier one)

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1 tsp dried oregano

  • 1 tbsp fresh sage, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup carrots, minced

  • 1/4 cup onion, minced

  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, minced


Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup ketchup (I use #GHughes Sugar Free Ketchup)

  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp honey

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 and spray a cupcake tin with nonstick spray.

  2. Combine all meatloaf ingredients in a bowl with hands until roughly mixed.

  3. Form 8, 2 oz balls and place in each cupcake spot.

  4. Using two fingers or the back of a spoon lightly press done the top of each cup.

  5. Bake in oven for 20-25 min or until cups reach an internal temperature of 165F.

  6. While meatloafs are cooking, whisk together all glaze ingredients in a bowl.

  7. After 15 min of cooking, remove cups from oven and spoon/pour the glaze over. Return to oven to finish cooking, about 5 more minutes.

  8. Once cooked, removed from their muffin tins and enjoy warm with a big scoop of mashed potatoes!

Nutrition facts provided for the classic meatloaf recipe and glaze.


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