Meatloaf Cupcakes

Meatloaf Cupcakes

Karen Steinke Reilly 20

"These look like a little cupcake with the meat inside of a muffin pan and mashed potato icing. My kids eat these up quickly."


1 h servings 489 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 489 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 20.5 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 22.7 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 1121 mg
  • 45%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, saltine crackers, onion, green bell pepper, milk, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, black pepper, and seasoned salt together in a bowl.
  3. Stir ketchup and brown sugar together in a bowl. Spoon ketchup mixture into the bottom of each muffin cup of a 6-cup muffin tin.
  4. Fill muffin cups with beef mixture, leaving 1/2-inch space on the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Drain fat from muffin cups.
  6. Top each 'cupcake' with mashed potatoes and Cheddar cheese.
  7. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
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  1. 36 Ratings


This are really good and fun! I used a 12-cup cupcake pan. Even following the recipe, there was too much mixture to make only 6. The mixture filled 8 of the cups. I assume a 6-cup muffin tin ha...

These are amazing!! So full of flavor! The only thing i had trouble with is making the potatoes look pretty on top! The kids and hubby loved them! I will definately make these again.

The meatloaf was EXCELLENT but the sauce was lacking. It was so overly sweet and lacking any balance. I added 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp roasted garlic powder, 1/4 tsp black pepper, and 1/4 ts...

Fun way to serve for kids and they were delicious. Only a pain to clean the muffin pan. LOL

Absolutely loved this recipe! I put a chunk of cheddar cheese in each one and instead of cups I used turkey bacon .

I have a really picky eater at home. Four of them actually. My girls didn't want me to make meatloaf until I found this recipe. My son ate it without arguing. Hubby was the first one to eat when...

I altered the recipe by using salt free crackers and adding salt to taste. I believe salt is a very personal choice mostly because of health issues. Great recipe and fun to make with my granddau...

Loved them. To deal with Angela's problem; I put the mashed potatoes in a pastry bag and used the largest tip I had. A little finely shredded Wisconsin sharp cheddar on the top and you have a ta...

My family really liked this recipe. I thought it was good but the ketchup and brown sugar sauce was a bit too sweet for me. I doubled the recipe and used a 12 cup muffin pan like another reviewe...