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turkey meatloaf muffins

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins are a healthier spin on meatloaf made with ground turkey and topped with a ketchup glaze. Gluten free option.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 mini meatloaves


  • 6-cup muffin pan


  • 3 slices of sandwich bread (wheat or plain white)
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Use a small biscuit cutter or a small cup/glass to cut sandwich bread into circles to fit in the bottom of a 6-cup muffin tin.
  • Over medium-low heat, cook the onions, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme until onions are translucent but not browned, approximately 15 minutes.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock, and tomato paste. Mix well. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, egg, and onion mixture. Add ground turkey and mix until completely incorporated.
  • Press turkey into muffin cups. Spread ketchup on top. Bake until the internal temperature reaches 165°F and the meatloaf is cooked through. (This takes about 1 - 1 1/2 hours for meatloaf in a loaf pan and much less time, about 35 minutes or so, for the muffins).
  • Let meatloaf muffins stand 10 minutes, then carefully remove them from tin, gently removing and discarding the soggy bread from the bottom.


Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats, originally from Ina Garten
You're Gonna Bake It After All
Keyword gluten free, main dish, turkey