Individual Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Bites

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Heat 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.
2In 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.
3Divide 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.
4Sprinkle 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.
5Bake 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 Individual Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf Bites

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