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Smoky mini-meatloaves

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
25 min
30 min
Cooking meat loaf in a muffin pan makes for foolproof portion control for you and a super fun presentation for kids. These individual turkey meatloaves are ready in under an hour, and bursting with smoky flavor from the chipotle chiles that add a hint of heat and the barbecue sauce that brings the zing and sweetness. Mushrooms and onions are nestled inside for some deep umami and added texture. Breadcrumbs, milk and eggs keep these mini wonders moist. Try these with a side of steamed broccoli and a mound of fresh arugula lightly dressed with lemon for a perfectly filling meal. Make extra and take for and easy lunch. Leftovers will also freeze well, for up to 3 months in an airtight container.


Cooking spray

8 spray(s)

Olive oil

1 tsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 small, finely chopped

Cremini mushroom(s)

4 oz, finely chopped

Uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s)

Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

½ item(s), seeds removed, finely chopped

Whole wheat breadcrumbs

½ cup(s)

Low-fat milk

¼ cup(s)


1 large, lightly beaten

Chili powder

2 tsp

Table salt

1 tsp

Barbecue sauce

cup(s), divided

Store-bought adobo sauce

1 tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 8-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are soft and pan is mostly dry, about 5 minutes. Let cool.
  3. In large bowl, mix turkey, chipotle pepper, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, chili powder, salt, 2 tbsp barbecue sauce, and onion and mushrooms. Scoop 1/3 cup turkey mixture into each muffin cup.
  4. In small bowl, mix adobo sauce and remaining barbecue sauce and brush over top of meatloaves. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of meatloaf registers 165°F, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
  5. Serving size: 1 meatloaf