May 30, 2011

.muffins...kind of.

So awhile back I saw over on tj's test kitchen that she made so really interesting looking meatballs. Then, after more reading, I realized they were actually meatloaf muffins. Part of that sounds really disgusting but I think being pregnant makes anything sound delicious. So I decided to make some. We had them tonight with some more roasted squash. These were probably the best tasting meatloaf type of meal I've ever made. I kind of followed my own meatloaf recipe but you can add whatever you want. TJ put a bell pepper, carrots and zucchini in hers, which also sounds awesome. I just didn't have any of those ready at the moment.

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins makes 12
1 pound lean ground turkey (could also use beef if you prefer it)
1/2 medium onion, diced
2 eggs
1 sleeve of saltine crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons garlic salt
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray each well of a muffin pan with cooking spray.

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until combined. Using a spoon place an equal amount of mixture into each muffin well. Bake for roughly 45 minutes or until cooked through.

I enjoyed mine with some ketchup, while the man just ate them by themselves. Very tasty stuff! I think the turkey really adds something to this as well. I've only ever made meatloaf with beef but this came out much more flavorful and way less greasy. Definitely a plus! These would be a great way to sneak veggies into dinner for kids.



  1. this looks very good Sara........gonna try it

    auntie b

  2. I'm glad you are already getting into "sneaky mommy" mode for feeding your future child.

    These remind me of the pizza muffins I made in college to show how you could convince kids to eat healthier foods. Strangely enough, most of the college-age companions I was with were simply weirded out. I found them strangely enjoyable.

    Also, if they were miniature, I would like them even more. Because everything mini is more fun. [Everything mini is mUH-ffin....sorry, that just came to me. I think I need more coffee.]

  3. ooh! I love the fact that this has a SLEEVE of saltine crackers in it! I will have to try :)