Diner Meatloaf Muffins (Light)

Diner Meatloaf Muffins (Light) created by MsSally

A great recipe from Cooking Light! I love the fact that they are cooked in muffin tins - that way you can freeze easily the leftovers! And it looks cute on your plate!

Ready In:



  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool.
  • Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.
  • Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Submit a Recipe Correction


Add a Note
Enter The Sweepstakes


"A great recipe from Cooking Light! I love the fact that they are cooked in muffin tins - that way you can freeze easily the leftovers! And it looks cute on your plate!"

Join The Conversation

sort by:
  1. SmoochTheCook
    I did change these up a bit, using 1/2 gr. turkey and 1/2 gr. turkey sausage (2lbs total), quick oats rather than saltines, extra garlic, because that's just me, and left out the black pepper because mom's not fond of it. The fact that it was gr. turkey made them stick VERY badly and cleanup was quit a pain, but that's all my fault, of course. I managed to make 12 reg. sized muffins and 12 baked meatballs to freeze from this, so yay! I'm all about oamc. And, the best part is, my meatloaf loathing mom said they were really good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My son and dad of course, raved!
  2. Krista Roes
    Very good, tasty and the perfect size. Served with roasted sweet potato and broccoli. Thanks Redsie.
  3. jdubb07
    These were really easy to make, and fun! I will be making these again. I did not use the cooking spray as I didn't see a reason for it. I froze what was leftover and am looking forward to eating them for dinner when I don't have time to cook! Thanks for the great recipe :)
  4. bluemoon downunder
    A delightful recipe: we really enjoyed these mini meatloaves, and it is SO satisfying to also have some in the freezer! I was drawn to this recipe because I've made meatloaf and meatballs in muffin pans before and agree with several reviewers that the end result is... well, fun to make and most elegant to serve! I've never liked ketchup so I confess to having completely omitted it. Then I found to my dismay that I had no suitable crackers. Thinking cap time! It was I believe the inclusion of the carrots - which I'd grated rather than chopped - that reminded me of a long-lost meatloaf recipe that had among its ingredients both grated carrot and grated potato, so I added about a cup of grated potato. The recipe had just the right balance of oregano for us. Having omitted the ketchup, and wanting to add some extra flavour, I also added some thyme, and a squidgeon (a flat tablespoon) of sour cream - in step 3. Made for Zaar Stars Tag! A yummy, adaptable and most repeatable recipe: thanks for sharing it, Redsie!
  5. Mama Jen
    Big Hit for my guys.. I doubled up on the veggies, used 1/2 BBQ sauce, 1/2 Ketchup, also used ground turkey instead, rolled oats instead of the saltines, and 1 egg and 1 tbs. of Flax Seed (because I only had 1 egg) Lastly- I added in some Johnny's Seasoning Salt and they were YUMMMMMY!

Find More Recipes