Mozzarella Stuffed Mini Meatloaf

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Mozzarella Stuffed Mini Meatloaf is cute and perfect for a grab-and-go snack, or a quick kids’ dinner! A savory meatloaf mixture is wrapped around a cube of cheese, then baked to an ooey-gooey center!

Everyone loves egg muffins but how about a mini meatloaf in a muffin pan? Not just for cupcakes anymore, muffin tins are super versatile and you probably already have a few (or a dozen!) already in your kitchen!

Close up of a mini meatloaf on a white plate garnished with parsley.

Mozzarella Stuffed Mini Meatloaf

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How To Make A Mini Meatloaf

You can use all kinds of seasonings for this mini meatloaf recipe, make a few different versions, but definitely keep the cheese in the center!

  1. Preheat oven and grease a muffin pan. Make these cheesy meatloaf minis whatever size your pan is!
  2. Mix all of the ingredients except the cubed mozzarella in a large bowl.
  3. Using a scoop or spoon, make a uniform sized ball with the meat mixture and press a 1” cube of mozzarella in the center of it. Mold the rest of the mixture around it.
  4. Press the mozzarella stuffed meatloaf balls into a greased muffin pan, making sure the cheese is fully covered.

Use up all the meat mixture in whatever sized muffin tins you have on hand!

How Long to Cook Mini Meatloaf: Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick in the center comes out clean. Let cool about 5 minutes before removing to a serving platter.

Meatloaf mixture being wrapped around a cube of mozzarella.

Can You Freeze Mini Meatloaf?

Just like bacon cheeseburger meatballs, you can definitely freeze a stuffed meatloaf.

  • If freezing cooked mini meatloaves, just be sure to wrap them tightly and then thaw in the fridge overnight or reheat in the microwave.
  • If freezing raw mini meatloaves, they will have to thaw out completely before baking.  Freeze them in the tins, then remove them and keep them in a labeled Ziploc bag for future use!

Close up of a mini meatloaf in a muffin pan after being baked and garnished with parsley.

What To Serve With Cheesy Meatloaf Minis

These cute little mini meatloaf muffins fit perfectly sliced between two pieces of bread! Cheese stuffed meatloaf sammy, anyone? Yes, please!

Definitely an entrée in itself, serve alongside garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, or some oven baked corn and a crispy salad!

A mozzarella stuffed mini meatloaf tore open with cheese oozing out. Plated with green peas and mashed potatoes garnished with parsley.

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Servings: 12 servings
Mozzarella Stuffed Mini Meatloaf
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
 
Author: Holly
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mini Meatloaf

A savory meatloaf mixture is wrapped around a cube of cheese and baked to an ooey-gooey centre!

Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs I used Panko
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 lb mozzarella cubed
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except mozzarella in a large bowl.
  2. Once mixed, create a ball of meat mixture and press a cube of mozzarella into it.
  3. Cover with equal amount of meat mixture.
  4. Repeat until all meat is used up. (you want the balls to fit into a muffin pan)
  5. Place mini meatloaves into greased muffin pans.
  6. Bake at 350˚ F for 25-35 minutes or until baked through.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 236, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 467mg, Potassium: 252mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 18g, Vitamin A: 6.1%, Vitamin C: 2.2%, Calcium: 22.7%, Iron: 9.7%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Mini meatloaf muffin!? Yes please! This kid friendly dish is perfect for quick weeknight suppers or grabbing to go! Just take a savory meatloaf mixture and wrap it around a cube of cheese to create this quick and easy recipe! #centslessmeals #minimeatloaf #maindish #kidfriendly #snack #grabandgo

Holly

8 comments on “Mozzarella Stuffed Mini Meatloaf”

  1. These recipes look and sound great

  2. Looks great

  3. The ranch dressing is it already prepared dressing or the dry mix?

  4. When put in the muffin tin before baking, is the meat supposed to be level with the tin or it okay for it to stick over the edge a bit?

  5. how many servings does this make?

  6. These look so awesome!! I love mozzarella stuffed meatballs so I love this idea!

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