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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 fool-proof 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 an 8-cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft and pan is mostly dry, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place turkey, chipotle, breadcrumbs, milk, egg, chili powder, salt and 2 Tbsp barbecue sauce in a large mixing bowl; add onion mixture and combine thoroughly. Scoop 1/3 c turkey mixture into each muffin cup.
  4. In a small bowl, combine adobo sauce and remaining 3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp barbecue sauce; brush evenly over tops of meat loaves. Bake until a meat thermometer inserted in center of a meat loaf reaches 165°F, about 18-22 minutes.
  5. Serving size: 1 meat loaf