Muffin Tin Meatloaf Recipes

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January 16, 2007
Mini Meat Loaf - cooked min meat loafs, still in the cupcake pan

Foil Liners

Instead of putting your meatloaf in a loaf pan put it in a muffin tin. It only takes 20 minutes to cook that way and is much less greasy. Another tip I just figured out; it was kinda a mess after cooking them this way, so I used some of these thin metal liners that come with cupcake liners. I used the cupcake liners awhile back and saved the outer metal ones, figuring I might find a use for them one day. Well I now have one. Cleanup was a breeze because there was none.

By Christi from Paducah, KY

More Crispy Parts

My sister starting doing this because everyone fought over the crispy end pieces, now with the muffin loaves, everyone gets a crispy piece.

By Regina

Great for Freezing

I've been cooking my meatloaf in the larger muffin size pans now for about 3-4 years. It's so much easier. After they're cooled, I pop them in a big ziploc or freezer container and in the freezer they go, until I'm ready for some of them. I usually make several pans of them, so I have plenty for lots of meals. Just bring out how many I need for a quick meal, a few minutes in the microwave and they're ready! There's nothing faster than that!

By badwater

Cooking for Two

My husband and I love meat loaf. There are just the two of us now so I bake my meat loaf in a muffin pan. I quick freeze the ones leftover and put them in a ziplock bag. When I want meat loaf I take out how many I want.

By Hazel Rabenaldt

Microwave Muffins

To shorten the cooking time of meat loaf, bake individual servings in a muffin pan. The smaller portions of the meat mixture cook more rapidly than a single loaf. To save even more time, use a microwave-safe muffin pan and cook your meatloaf muffins in the microwave!

By M. Day, Ohio

Meatloaf Muffins Recipe

Another time saving tip is this yummy and easy meatloaf recipe.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 box savory herbs stove top stuffing
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of water


Mix all together and put into muffin tins & bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.

By Amy

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December 13, 2010

When you make your "world famous meatloaf" try baking it in a muffin pan. Everyone gets their own "personal" size meat loaf, and it knocks off more than half of the cooking time!


And as a bonus, leftovers (if there are any!) can be frozen individually.

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If you have a food processor, combine onion, carrots, and celery, pulse until finely chopped. Then add chipotle peppers and pulse until just combined.

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January 17, 2017

The best meatloaf is wrapped in bacon! This bacon wrapped mini meatloaf recipe is delicious and is the perfect dish to take to any party.

Bacon Wrapped Mini Meat Loaf Recipe

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April 5, 2017

The addition of zucchini and oatmeal to these individual serving meatloaves make them a nutritional and tasty meal. Take a couple to work for lunch. This is a page about loaded mini meatloaves.

baked mini meatloaves

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February 11, 2017

These cute individual "cupcake" meatloaves are fun to eat, with their mashed potato frosting and catsup cherry. This is a page about meatloaf "cupcakes".

Meatloaf "Cupcakes"

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December 13, 2010

Mix up your favorite meat loaf recipe. Instead of baking as a loaf, fill muffin cups 3/4 with the mixture and bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

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