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Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis

Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

Yield

6 servings (serving size: 1 meat loaf)

We add white cheddar cheese to this comfort-food favorite making it seem more indulgent than it actually is at less than 300 calories per serving (no joke!).

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce fresh breadcrumbs (about 1/2 cup)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 ounces white cheddar cheese, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

Nutrition Information

  • calories 254
  • fat 11.4 g
  • satfat 5.76 g
  • monofat 3.8 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 28.3 g
  • carbohydrate 11.1 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 112 mg
  • iron 2.6 mg
  • sodium 607 mg
  • calcium 150 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

    Chopping Onion
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.

  3. While breadcrumbs cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, and remaining ingredients. Shape into 6 (4 x 2-inch) loaves on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; spread 2 teaspoons ketchup over each. Bake at 425° for 25 minutes or until done.

Cook's Notes

This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light January, 2011 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue. MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.