Quick Mini Turkey Meatloaves Recipe

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These quick and easy mini meatloaves are baked in a muffin tin and topped with a sweet, tangy tomato sauce. Ready in under an hour and perfect for a fuss-free weeknight dinner! You can even make these ahead and freeze them for later.

If you are looking for a full-sized meatloaf you’ll love this classic meatloaf recipe.

Four mini meatloaves on a white plate

Easy Mini Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Also? Customizable, freezable and perfect when served as an appetizer. OR for lunch! Dinner, too. EVEN as a snack on-the-go! <<< I believe all bases are covered.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hunt’s® tomatoes. All opinions are always 100% my own.

Hiiii!  Happy, Happy Monday! How was yesterday? Did you get a Valentine’s Day gift? Oh! Oh! Maybe you celebrated Galentine’s Day?! How was that!? I’d love to have one of those!! Just me and my gal pals eating chocolate and having wine… FUN! 😀

I, once again, got a bottle of perfume. My other half is SO creative (insert sarcasm) that all those imaginative thoughts get in the way of his thinking, therefore he ends up buying the same thing for me, year after year.   What’s more is that I have never heard of the perfumes that he buys… But if Dick’s Sporting Goods is selling perfumes, then that’s most likely where he’s getting them. 

But, enough about me and my whining about not getting a plane ticket to Aruba for V-day… Let’s talk MEATLOAF! Minimized!

Mini meatloaves baking in a muffin tin.

I have plans. I have big, big plans for these Mini Meatloaves.

For instance;

This year I am rolling out the red carpet, grabbing my film-buff friends, and hosting the hottest Award Show viewing party.  Our cast of A-list drinks, Martinis and Chardonnay, will also be joining us, and appetizers such as these Mini Meatloaves will make our party worthy of Hollywood’s top movie stars. You should also note that meatloaf and cold, crisp Chardonnay were meant for each other. No joke.

A jar of hunts diced tomato sauce

But meatloaf? For a party?!? YES, silly. This is no ordinary meatloaf. It fits in the palm of your hand, it’s tasty as all can be, and it’s stuffed with amazing goodness such as brown sugar, dijon mustard, and Hunt’s® Organic Diced Tomatoes, as well as Hunt’s® Organic Tomato Sauce. Juicy, juicy, juicyyyy!

Diced onion, tomato, ground beef and other meatloaf ingredients in a pot.

Sidenote: Research presented at The Obesity Society’s annual meeting found adding tomatoes to your meals can be an easy way to include more vegetables in your diet and get closer to meeting USDA’s MyPlate recommendations!

On the same note, it’s good to know that Hunt’s® cans their diced, whole, stewed and crushed tomatoes within hours after harvest, buuuut, before all that happens, Hunt’s® peel their diced, whole, AND stewed tomatoes using FlashSteam which is just steam from simple hot water. Some companies use lye to peel its tomatoes, which is a chemical, and that’s pretty much unacceptable. However, Lye peeling is generally recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.

Traditional meatloaf is made with ground beef, even veal, but here we replace the beef with ground turkey for a tender, flavorful and leaner version. Also, instead of traditional bread crumbs, we’re going to use panko crumbs, again, saving a bit on the calories which will inevitably be replaced by our sweet White Chocolate Truffles Avalanche Chex Mix.

Four mini meatloaves on a white plate.

Now, please go on and gather friends for the hottest ticket of the season: a front row seat to the awards shows in the comfort of your glammed-up home, serving up these cute as can be, delicious as they get, Quick Mini Meatloaves.



Mini Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

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WW Freestyle: 2
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Quick, easy and delicious mini meatloaves topped with a sweet, yet tangy tomato sauce and baked in muffin cups.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 78
Author: Katerina | Diethood


  • 1 can (8 oz) Hunt’s® Organic Tomato Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Gulden’s® Spicy Brown Mustard or Dijon Mustard
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey (you can also use ground beef)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz ) Hunt’s® Organic Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 small yellow onion , chopped
  • 3/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 egg , beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Lightly spray a 12-cup muffin/cupcake tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine tomato sauce, light brown sugar and mustard; mix until combined and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all remaining ingredients and add 1/4-cup of the tomato sauce mixture to the meat mixture; using a wooden spoon, mix until everything is well incorporated.
  • Divide meat mixture evenly and place into previously prepared cupcake pan.
  • Place pan on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Top each mini meatloaf with 2 tablespoons of the tomato sauce; bake for an additional 5 minutes or until sauce is set.
  • Remove from oven and let stand few minutes.
  • Plate and serve with remaining tomato sauce.


Nutrition Facts
Mini Turkey Meatloaf Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 34mg11%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 30IU1%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hunt’s® tomatoes. All opinions are always 100% my own.

12 Responses
  1. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    I love that these mini meatloaves are baked in a muffin tin! Perfect size and they don’t have to bake as long!

  2. Meg @ With Salt and Wit

    Can you believe I despised meatloaf as a kid?! Thnankfullyyyyy I have grown to love i. And these little babies? need to happen asap!

  3. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

    I so wish I had this coming out of the oven tonight as I watch the Grammys! I’ll have to look for the organic Hunts. I don’t think I’ve seen it at my store yet.

  4. Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    I love this idea! Meatloaf is a huge hit in my house, my boys devour it.This would be perfect to make and serve for lunches during the week!

  5. Lauren @ Hall Nestin

    Oh perfume gifts! I know those far too well. I love meatloaf and will have to try the mini version next time

  6. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    Love the idea; anything mini always seems to win over at my house. Great shots too btw.

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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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