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Mini Apple-Cheddar Turkey Meatloaves

Prep time 15 mins
Bake time 21 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
Shred the apple and onion using the large holes of a box grater. Cheese grits and a salad make the perfect complements.


  • 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

How to Make It

  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°.

  3. *Fine, dry breadcrumbs may be substituted.

  4. 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

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