Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

by Erin

They might be small, but these turkey meatloaf muffins are mighty in flavor with cheddar and BBQ sauce.

Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins with a salad

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Mini meatloaves return! After discovering that I actually like meatloaf if prepared in a miniature form (and therefore less squishy), I wondered if it was only due to the texture of if it had something to do with the Greek flavor variation I have tried. So this time I tried out a more classic flavor. 

I say “classic” but apparently cheddar BBQ is not considered a classic meatloaf flavor to some. I guess it just depends on what recipe you grew up with, because I definitely remember a BBQ flavor to my dad’s version. But maybe my memory fails me.

Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf in Muffin Pan

The verdict? I gobbled these up! After an entire life of shunning meatloaf, it’s as if a whole new world has been opened up. Sure enough, the size does matter in certain situations (unless you grill the meatloaf slices, I’ve discovered that helps eliminate the squishy factor as well). Although you could argue that I am just making fancy meatballs. But I see nothing wrong with that.

What’s your favorite kind of meatloaf? I want to try other variations in mini form! Another I have tried is a hoisin-glazed turkey meatloaf

Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

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Cheddar-BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Muffins with a salad


Yield: 4-6 Servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 2 tsp steak seasoning
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 8 oz. grape tomatoes, diced small
  • 3 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded


  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add all the ingredients for the meatloaf mixture into a large bowl and gently combine. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Press meatloaf mixture evenly among cups.
  3. In a small bowl, combine honey, barbecue sauce and mustard. Spoon or brush evenly over meatloaf muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes until you see the muffins bubbling and start to slightly separate from sides of muffin pan. Turn broiler on for 2-4 minutes to get the tops nice and browned.
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Source: Adapted slightly from Aggie’s Kitchen.

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Post updated 2/19/21, photos above and below are the originals.

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Tracey October 22, 2013 - 8:12 pm

Yum, we’re total meatloaf lovers in this house! My favorite recipe is actually fairly similar to this one, and there’s a honey barbecue version that’s probably our second favorite. Best comfort food for this time of year!

Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry October 22, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Meatloaf muffins just prove everything taste better in minture form.

steph@stephsbitebybite October 22, 2013 - 3:37 pm

oh man!!! I like turkey meatloaf muffins better than regular meatloaf because the I always like the crispy edges. And these little guys I could eat tons and tons of!

spiffycookie October 23, 2013 - 10:08 am

Me too , love those crispy edges!

Vicki @ WITK October 22, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Yay! Mini meatloafs! So much better than a full size meat loaf. Thanks for making it turkey too, my favorite.

Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines October 22, 2013 - 9:52 am

I’m like you. I haven’t liked meatloaf for a good part of my life but recently I’ve fallen in love with it. This recipe looks absolutely delicious. I made one from All You not too long ago but it was regular beef, not turkey. This looks fantastic.


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