Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Cindy Barr
3 servings (serving size: 1 loaf)

These delicious mini meat loaves feature ground turkey breast, keeping each mini loaf to less than 200 calories and 2 grams of fat per serving. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

Step 3

Combine onion, breadcrumbs, and next 7 ingredients (through egg white) in a large bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons ketchup. Spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture into each of 3 muffin cups coated with cooking spray; place muffin tin on a baking sheet. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon ketchup and hot pepper sauce in a small bowl. Brush ketchup mixture over meat loaf tops. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°.

Chef's Notes

Feed six by doubling the ingredients and shaping the mixture into one eight by four-inch loaf. Bake time may increase to about 45 to 50 minutes; use a thermometer to check for an internal temperature of 165°.

Ratings & Reviews

Mearsjm's Review

July 12, 2014
Delicious and easy. Even my family members who aren't fans of meatloaf enjoyed this a lot! I absolutely recommend tripling or quadrupling the recipe--while going thru the effort, might as well make a full tray of a dozen full cupcake/muffin-sized portions...they freeze well for quick, convenient lunches or dinners. ( I used 36 oz. of lean ground turkey to make a full tray, adjusting the other ingredients to what seemed appropriate--I'm not too big on measuring). Instead of ketchup/hot sauce, I used some homemade marinara I had on hand, with great results. I also recommend panko crumbs. These are so easy, moist, and adaptable to individual tastes. The individual serving size so easily frozen for later use is a great and healthy convenience for individuals, single parents, elderly parents--just about anyone in today's busy society!

leboeuffamily's Review

July 09, 2014
Amazing. Very easy and quick. I did substitute barbeque sauce instead of hot sauce but this is a new favorite in my household.

Great weeknight kid friendly dish

January 21, 2016
My kids loved this! I used barbecue sauce and ketchup -- added a little to the batter, and then made a mixture of the two and brushed it on top. I added 5 minutes to cooking time. I will definitely make this again. 

purplem0nkey's Review

September 03, 2014
Very moist. And double the recipe for leftovers. Substitute Sirracha for the hot sauce.

caseycodymom's Review

February 05, 2014
I am not a fan of ground turkey, but these were delicious. Next time, I will use half ketchup and half sriracha in both the mix for the ground turkey and for the topping to add a bit more spice. Too much work for three meatballs, so I would double the recipe, at least...I can't imagine these wouldn't freeze well. Also, I used ground turkey, but not ground turkey breast. A few more calories, but the loaves are so low in calories to begin with that this is not an issue.

ScubaKitten's Review

January 28, 2014
I changed the worcestershire sauce for chipotle tabasco sauce and these were super flavorful and moist! I could see adding some chopped up sundried tomatoes as well for some kick :)

TLesko71's Review

January 01, 2014

Sprgtme's Review

November 27, 2013
This is one of my favorite meatloaf recipes! I actually had the original cut out from the 2007 magazine and recently lost it which forced me to try a few others...until I decided to hunt it down again! Can't wait to make my old faithful again!

scschroder's Review

August 31, 2013
This is my kids favorite meatloaf recipe. I triple the recipe and make about medium sized loaves. This freezes well too!

Emkay1's Review

April 09, 2013
Great recipe! Took the advice of the other reviewers and added more flavor - used Sriracha instead of the ketchup/hot sauce mixture and they were great (ans super spicy)! This will now be one of my go-to recipes.