Rating: 3.42 stars
103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 4

This kid-friendly recipe for turkey meatloaf muffins is packed with cheddar cheese, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, dry mustard powder, and garlic. The secret ingredient? Pickles!

Martha Stewart Kids, Holiday 2002

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix 1/2 cup ketchup with the remaining ingredients until well combined. Divide mixture among 6 cups of a 12-cup (4 ounce) muffin tin, spacing them evenly and gently compressing and mounding the tops. Brush tops with remaining 1/4 cup ketchup.

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  • Transfer tin to oven; bake until inside temperature registers 170 degrees on an instant read thermometer, about 45 minutes.

  • Remove from oven; let rest 5 minutes before removing from tin. Serve hot.

Cook's Notes

Baking meatloaf in a muffin tin instead of a loaf pan helps reduce the cooking time.

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Reviews (9)

103 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 37
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5.0 stars
10/11/2020
Ground beef for me, and bacon instead of pickles. This recipe makes 12 — not 6 — regular-size muffins.
Rating: Unrated
03/28/2017
Great recipe . Made these for toddlers but adults also enjoyed these muffins. I adjusted the recipe slightly by sautéing the onion & garlic. Also I wasn't sure about dill pickles so added some relish . They were delicious ! They also made 12 nice size muffins. Definetly a repeat .
Rating: Unrated
11/28/2016
I made this knowing that I had leftover mashed potatoes in the fridge, along with dinner buns, after Thanksgiving. They made excellent sandwiches. Rather than mustard powder, I mixed Dijon, Katchup and Worcestershire together-both in the mixture and on the tops. I also put a pan of water in the over while baking to keep them moist. Next time I will not use pickles. Not a good ingredient, in my opinion.
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Rating: 5 stars
08/26/2015
Um. Amazing. I sautéed the onion and garlic in a tiny bit of vegetable oil, let cool, then added to mixture. I also minced the pickle. This is a go to meal prep meatloaf ! Very tasty. I highly recommend it!
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2015
We quite liked this recipe...so many ways to make meat loaf, it's always nice to try something new. I liked the pickle and would not have thought of adding it. I used half turkey, half pork, and for the glaze I mixed the ketchup with some barbecue sauce and a bit of brown sugar.
Rating: Unrated
03/31/2014
I like the recipe - it was good but I don't understand the addition of the pickle because that's all I can taste. I didn't even add as much as the recipe suggests. Needless to say the next time I make it I'll delete that ingredient.
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Rating: Unrated
03/18/2014
first I would like to say ... this is my first time EVERY commenting on a recipe. I made this recipe for my family last night and they ALL loved it - my husband and son both took one to work for lunch. So Gooooooooood..thanks so much for the recipe. I would love to know how many calories?
Rating: Unrated
03/17/2014
This recipe sounds great. Do you think that I can double the recipe and freeze some?
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2013
I come back to this recipe time & time again...especially like the muffin style presentation, however, I find this recipe makes 12, not 6 meatloaf muffins.