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Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins! These petite meatloaves are baked in a muffin tin, resulting in perfectly portioned servings that are great for packing as part of a lunch or serving to kids!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 1 pound ground turkey meat
  • 1 cup finely shredded yellow squash or zucchini liquid squeezed out
  • 1 cup onion finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or minced fresh garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup ketchup or favorite sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Prepare a 12 cup muffin tin by oiling or spraying with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine turkey meat, shredded squash, onion, garlic powder and salt. Mix, until thoroughly combined, but try not to overmix.
  • Scoop turkey mixture into each sprayed muffin well. Slightly flatten the tops, but don't mush it down too hard.
  • Top each mini meatloaf with about a teaspoon of ketchup. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the meat is totally cooked through. 
  • Remove from oven when cooked through and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. (Pour out excess liquid if desired.)
  • Serve hot with extra ketchup for dipping.


  • Add a teaspoon of different seasoning blends in place of garlic powder. For example, try taco seasoning, Greek seasoning or a Cajun spice blend for different flavor profiles.
  • Add cheese! Cheese makes everything better, if you ask me. Try ½ cup of your favorite shredded cheese blend or mix in a grated or crumbled cheese like feta or Parmesan.
  • Top with different sauces to change things up. Try jarred marinara, barbecue sauce or enchilada sauce.

Diet-Specific Substitutions:

  • Vegan: Use your favorite plant-based ground in place of turkey meat.