Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I'd seen these meatloaf muffins in Cooking Light a few months ago and thought that they were so cute.  I filed the pic away for later.

Later came.  CG had his wisdom teeth out yesterday.  It astounds me that he didn't get them out back in highschool like everyone else, but they were impacted and needed to come out.  It was a fairly quick & easy procedure and after stopping for 4(!) prescriptions on the way home, I snapped this pic of him with chipmunk cheeks.

CG was told to eat soft mushy, non-spicy foods so I thought meatloaf would be perfect for dinner and celebrating his newfound space in his mouth would be perfect for the meatloafins.  I used my own meatloaf recipe, because WD loves it, but followed the instructions for baking time for the meatloafins.  I place 1 lb ground turkey, 1 cup bread crumbs, 1 finely chopped onion, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1 egg, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp worcestshire sauce, black pepper, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl.

I actually used more bread crumbs than usual for an especially soft meatloaf.  I realize that the canister says chicken coating, but I've shown you how I use crushed up chips to coat chicken here.  These Hol-Grain chicken coating crumbs are perfect for recipes calling for seasoned bread crumbs.

Using my hands, I mixed up all the ingredients.

I greased a muffin pan, and using an icecream scoop for uniformity,

filled the pan.

I mixed together another 1/3 cup ketchup with 1/4 cup brown sugar,

and spread that sauce on top of the meat.  Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Here's mine served with potato wedges like in the Cooking Light photo.

CG needed soft foods, so his were topped with mashed potatoes.

Thanks for popping in and cooking with me and thanks for all the words of encouragement yesterday.  I started out the day feeling pretty crummy, but your words lifted me up.  I'm linking this up to Gluten-Free Wednesdays and these parties below.


  1. Oh this look so yummy. My family would love them. Thanks for sharing Marcia!

  2. Not only do these sound great, but they LOOK SO YUMMY! It's not even 7 am here, and I'm wishing I could eat some of that right now! Ha! I love how you added the mashed potatoes....so nice!

    I hope your hubby mends up fast and isn't in too much pain. Steve had hi wisdom teeth taken out as an adult too.

  3. I heart meatloaf muffins like no other!!! Especially topped with potatoes....YUM

  4. wow that is super delish looking !

    well done ~


  5. What a great idea. I'm going to give them a try. Thanks for sharing and I love your blog.

  6. What a great Super Bowl food! I love this idea! Hope your hubby is feeling better. I had my wisdom teeth out at various times ranging from 19 to 27, and even at one at a time it was horrible.

  7. Every now and then I have a craving for meatloaf. I think it is a comfort food thing...thank you for this recipe I will give it a try!

  8. I like the idea of individual meat loaves. Two people can only eat so much leftover meat loaf. (It's not my favorite choice.)

  9. Poor, CG!! He really ate meatloaf? When I had mine out, it was only milkshakes, yogurt, etc. and the same for my kiddos. Hope he feels better, and the individual muffin loaves are a great idea.

  10. I'm coming to your house for dinner! This looks delish! And I just wanted to thank you for always leaving such nice comments on my blog. You are one of the readers that comments most often, and as a fellow blogger, you know how much comments can mean to the author of the post! So thank you- I really appreciate it! Have a great night,

  11. Oh, these look wonderful. Adding them to my list as well. Thanks for sharing, liz

  12. Oh these look great! Poor hubby, we all had them out when we were 17, I guess he is just trying to recapture his youth LOL! I don't watch any sports, so it wasn't me, all teams are the same 67's, 34, 49ers! Sometimes blogger just jumps around,so I bet your followers will be back!


  13. They're so adorable with the potato on top. I could see my boys gobbling up this entire tray:)

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  15. I never thought of cooking my meatloaf in muffin tins but boy I can't wait to try it!

  16. This is such a great idea even for those of us not having dental surgery. I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Creative Juice Thursday. Vicky from Mess For Less

  17. I've made meatloaf in muffin tins before. We call them meat muffins. I love the idea of putting the mashed potatoes on top!


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