Individual Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Bites

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

These meatloaf bites will be the hit of your next dinner; kids love these and they go great with mashed potatoes and and green beans.
Any ground meat can be used for these little guys; including turkey,sausage, chicken or beef.


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Serves:

makes 12

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
panko breadcrumbs, divided
1 c
finely grated parmesan cheese, divided
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 large
eggs
1 c
diced onion
1 1/2 tsp
italian seasoning
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1/ tsp
pepper
1 tsp
ground mustard
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
2 lb
ground turkey
6 oz
mozzarella cheese, low-fat -cut into 12 bite-size pieces
16 oz
jar pasta sauce, or your own, heated

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 375^. Spray well a 12 count muffin tin.Set aside.
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Combine 1/2 c. of the panko crumbs and 1/2 c. of thParmesanan cheese with the olive oil in a small bowl, set aside.
2
In a large bowl beat egg until light in color. Add remaining 1/2 c. panko crumbs and 1/2 c. cheese; and remaining ingredients, except the mozzarella cheese and the tomato sauce.Combine well , but do not over mix, so it doesn't get mushy.
3
Divide the mixture in the muffin pan. Place one hunk of cheese in the center of the mixture and enclose it with the meat. Smooth the top over.
4
Sprinkle the reserved breadcrumbs and cheese/olive oil mixture over tops of each cup, press lightly down to adhere.
Place muffin tin on foil covered baking sheet to catch any overflow- to keep oven clean.
5
Bake until cooked through about 25-30 minutes.
Remove to wire rack for a few minutes. Loosen meatloaf bites with a small kitchen knife.

Serve with mashed potatoes or cooked pasta with hot pasta sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American