Mini Apple-Cheddar Turkey Meatloaves

Shred the apple and onion using the large holes of a box grater. Cheese grits and a salad make the perfect complements.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Bake: 21 Minutes


1 to 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey
1/4 cup Japanese breadcrumbs (panko)*
1 medium onion, shredded
1 medium-size Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and shredded
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) freshly shredded Cheddar cheese, divided


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Gently combine ground turkey, next 6 ingredients, and 1/2 cup cheese just until combined, using hands. Spoon turkey mixture into 12 lightly greased muffin cups.

2. Bake at 375° for 16 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and a meat thermometer inserted into centers of meatloaves registers 165°.

*Fine, dry breadcrumbs may be substituted.

Mini Pesto-Turkey Meatloaves: Omit apple and pepper. Substitute mozzarella cheese for Cheddar cheese. Proceed with recipe as directed, stirring 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil and 3 Tbsp. refrigerated pesto into meat mixture in Step 1.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Buitoni Pesto With Basil.