Using a simple meatloaf recipe, homemade meatloaf is turned into a mini version that is a fun meal for the whole family with these Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes. #meatloafmuffins #minimeatloaf #homemademeatloaf #simplemeatloafrecipe

Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Meatloaf Muffins, Mini Meatloaf, Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 859 kcal
Using a simple meatloaf recipe, homemade meatloaf is turned into a mini version that is a fun comfort food meal for the whole family. Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes are a WIN! 



  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onion , minced
  • 1/3 cup carrot , minced
  • 1/3 cup celery , minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground meatloaf mix (pork, beef and veal)*
  • 1/3 cup bacon , cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Cooking spray


  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup grape jelly


  • 2 cups mashed potatoes , cold and stiff*
  • ½ cup onion strings
  • 2 tablespoons parsley , minced, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, dried parsley and garlic. Sauté until soft and fragrant, approximately 5 minutes. Do not use too much oil, or the mixture will have too much liquid and not hold together as well in the meatloaf. You can also drain on a paper towel lined plate if you are concerned this has happened. Remove and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together ketchup, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, white pepper and eggs. Add sautéed onion mix. Add meatloaf mix, crumbling as you go. Add bacon. Add bread crumbs. Toss to combine. Do not over mix.
  4. Coat a 12 well muffin tin with cooking spray. Evenly divide meatloaf mix in the wells.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together ketchup and grape jelly for the sauce. Baste over tops of each mini meatloaf.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Place stiff mashed potatoes into a pastry bag, pipe onto the top of each like a cupcake. You can also just spoon on to the top of each meatloaf. Place under broiler for 2-3 minutes or until they start to brown.
  8. Top with crispy onion strings and minced parsley. Enjoy!
  9. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Mini Meatloaf Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 859 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 204mg68%
Sodium 902mg39%
Potassium 1119mg32%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 39g78%
Vitamin A 2285IU46%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.