individual cheesy turkey meatloaf bites

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

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.

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
serves makes 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For individual cheesy turkey meatloaf bites

  • 1 c
    panko breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1 c
    finely grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lg
  • 1 c
    diced onion
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1/ tsp
  • 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

How To Make individual cheesy turkey meatloaf bites

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375^. Spray well a 12 count muffin tin.Set aside. --- 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.

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