Mini Turkey Meatloaves

I've always had a love/hate relationship with meatloaf. Ever since I can remember, I've loved my Dad's homemade meatloaf but hated every other meatloaf I tried. I'm not sure if it was all in my head or if there are certain ingredients that are commonly used in meatloaf recipes that I don't find appetizing, but I've made it a point to avoid meatloaf.

Mini Turkey Meatloaf from Literal Cooking
When I came across Sugar Free Mom's mini meatloaves on Pinterest, I thought I would give meatloaf another chance. I jazzed up her recipe by adding more seasonings and garlic, as well as topping each mini meatloaf with ketchup. And to my surprise, I actually liked how these turned out. They remind me a lot of a turkey meatball. While I'm not going to say that my love/hate relationship is now all love, this recipe definitely convinced me that I don't have to avoid meatloaf any longer (as long as my Dad or I make it, of course!).

Mini Turkey Meatloaves
(10 mini meatloaves)

1 lb. 94% lean ground turkey
1 egg
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim milk)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray.

Put all ingredients in a bowl; mix until just combined. Divide meatloaf mixture into 10 mini meatloaves and place into muffin cups. Top each mini meatloaf with 1 tsp ketchup.

Bake for 35 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information:
10 servings
Per serving:
Calories: 110
Fat: 4g
Fiber: 0.2g

-Easy to make
-Easy clean up
-Freezes well
-Great leftovers for lunch the next day or dinners later in the week (dinner idea: chop the leftover meatloaves into quarters and serve as turkey meatballs over pasta)

-Slightly dry (to avoid this, use ground turkey with a higher fat content)

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5


  1. Can't wait to try them for your dad!

    1. I can't wait for YOU to try them! Let me know what you think!

  2. Tried this last night and it was GREAT (and your mom thought so too)! Your biggest (or at least tallest) fan

    1. Thanks Dad :) I'm glad y'all made them so Mom could try them out. Sending hugs to my two biggest (and probably tallest and shortest) fans!!


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