If you’re looking for a ridiculously simple weeknight dinner idea, then you’ll LOVE this easy meatloaf muffins recipe!! (Also, be sure to check out all of our dinner recipes!)
If your house is anything like ours, then week nights can be pretty crazy! Because of that, it can be hard to come up with a quick and easy dinner idea — especially one that every person in the family will like and at least one child won’t complain about.
These meatloaf muffins will become a go-to easy weeknight dinner recipe for your family, because they are SO simple to make! Also, they look like little cupcakes, which makes them fun and appealing to kids. Bonus: they’re packed with protein!
For the mashed potatoes topping, there are a few options. If you prefer homemade mashed potatoes, then you can make them ahead of time to save on prep time. On the other hand, if you don’t mind instant mashed potatoes then you can totally use those to to keep things even simpler. It’s up to you!
Other than the mashed potatoes, meat, and crackers, you most likely have everything else you need on hand — which makes this such a simple recipe! Scroll down for this delicious and easy weeknight meal that your whole family is sure to love!
Easy Meatloaf Muffins Recipe
- Ground Beef, 2 lbs
- 2 Eggs
- Club Crackers, 1 cup
- Salt, 1 tsp
- Pepper, 1 tsp
- Garlic, 2 tsp
- Oregano, 1 tsp
- Thyme, 1 tsp
- Ketchup, 1/2 cup
- Brown Sugar, 1/4 cup
- Mashed Potatoes, 2 cups
- Bacon Bits
- Muffin/Cupcake Liners
First, be sure to pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, mix up the ground beef, eggs, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, thyme, Club crackers, and 1/4 cup ketchup together in a large mixing bowl.
Fill each muffin liner up with the meat mixture.
Bake the muffins for 30-40 minutes.
While the meatloaf muffins are baking, mix the remaining ketchup and brown sugar together.
After the muffins are done baking, remove them from the oven and frost them with the ketchup mixture.
Then top with mashed potatoes. You can use a knife or a baggie/piping bag.
Finally, sprinkle with bacon bits.
Next time you’re in a pinch on a weeknight and need a quick and easy meal that is sure to please, make sure to have this Meatloaf Muffins Recipe in your back pocket!
This is a recipe you’ll come back to time and time again because of how simple it is to make, how inexpensive the ingredients are, and how much the kids love it. Also, you can totally come up with twists on this recipe! If you have a meatloaf recipe you already love, then you could use it in this muffins. If you like different toppings on the mashed potatoes, then go for it!
If you’re looking for other dinner recipes that are really simple and quick, then you’ll probably also love this Instant Pot Chili, these Skillet Sweet Potato Tacos, or this Easy Taco Pizza!
Easy Meatloaf Muffins
Using club crackers as a binder is genius!! And my hubby s going to love having the mashed potato topper! Great recipe!!
Kim Beaulieu says
This is such a great idea for kids. They can even get involved and add their own extras.