Mini Greek Meatloaves

by Erin

Mini Greek meatloaves will convert meatloaf haters with their fresh flavors and a creamy feta-Greek yogurt sauce served on top. Serve with an arugula cucumber salad on the side.

Mini Greek Meatloaves on a plate with a salad.

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Yes dad, if you are reading this I willingly made myself meatloaf for dinner. But I discovered the secret to overcoming their mushy texture which is the primary reason for my distaste for them throughout my childhood and into adulthood until now – minis!

When you make them mini it’s just like eating a meatball because they are less mushy. After I discovered this fact while reviewing The New Way to Cook Light cookbook, I decided to try out another mini recipe – mini Greek meatloaves!

Mini Greek Meatloaf Meatballs.

Since I recently received a ginormous shipment of Chobani Greek yogurt, I decided to make meatloaves using some of it (not to be confused with my Greek meatballs recipe). Fittingly, I made these mini Greek meatloaves with the Greek yogurt!

With the addition of a fresh arugula and cucumber salad on the side, this meal of mini Greek meatloaves is perfect for the spring-time and can be ready in under 30 minutes. Did I mention that I have now enjoyed my second meatloaf in my entire life (the first being cheddar BBQ turkey)? Crazy!

Fast forward to 2014 and the third is hoisin-glazed turkey meatloaves. Cupcakes/mini are the way to win over any picky eaters in your life, my friends – so long as they like meatballs.

Mini Greek-Style Meat Loaves

Post updated 5/15/2023, photo above is the original.

One year ago: Homemade Imo’s Pizza

Two years ago: Avocado Fries

Mini Greek Meatloaves on a plate with a salad.


Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 10 oz. ground sirloin
  • 5 oz. lean ground lamb
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup minced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz. reduced-fat feta, crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme


  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 1-1/2 cups 1/4-inch diagonally sliced, seeded, peeled cucumber


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat eight muffin cups with nonstick spray, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine meatloaf ingredients. Roll into 8 balls and place into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 7 minutes. Turn broiler on to high and broil for 3 minutes.
  3. While the meatloaves cook, combine sauce ingredients in a mini food processor. Pulse 10 times to combine.
  4. In another large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add arugula and cucumber then toss to coat.
  5. Serve meatloaves with a cup of salad and feta sauce on top.
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Source: Cooking Light, May 2013

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Tahnycooks May 15, 2013 - 7:20 pm

These look incredible awesome! This will be a recipe i will make soon for my family. We all are a big fan of Greek flavors! Thank you!

Kevin @ Closet Cooking May 14, 2013 - 8:21 am

These mini meatloaves have some nice flavours going on and I am liking the fresh herbs in them!

Erin @ Making Memories May 13, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Erin, your mini meat loaves look delicious! We’re big meatloaf fans in my house but not if it is mushy. Blech! Minis would be perfect. (And I think I would drink the sauce you made – delicious!!!) =o)

Vicki @ WITK May 11, 2013 - 9:32 pm

That’s a hilarious amount of yogurt they sent you. I’m totally jealous :). This meatloaf and yogurt sauce is the perfect use for some of it!

steph@stephsbitebybite May 10, 2013 - 9:52 am

I’m a meatloaf freak, but always do the classic style. I love this twist!

Tracey May 9, 2013 - 7:33 pm

I haven’t opened the May issue of Cooking Light yet, but if I had these surely would have caught my eye. We can’t get enough meatloaf around here!

Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) May 9, 2013 - 2:06 pm

Feta greek yogurt sauce?! Two of my favorite foods in one!! I love it. These sound great!

natalie@thesweetslife May 9, 2013 - 1:56 pm

I saw these in the recent Cooking Light and thought they sounded fabulous!

Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection May 9, 2013 - 10:35 am

These Greek Meatloaves look so good! I’m a huge fan of Greek food but never make it at home. And the feta sauce sounds amazing…that’d go well with so many different things. Definitely pinning this to try soon!


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