Mini Meatloaf Recipe

Homemade meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food! My mini meatloaf recipe is simple to prepare and great for a quick fix dinner idea!

cooked mini meatloaf on serving plate

Best Meatloaf Recipe

I love making homemade meatloaf. It reminds me of dinner at my grandma’s home. It’s such great comfort food. My mini meatloaves are simple to prepare and are so perfect for dinner any night of the week!

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meatloaf ingredients

What You’ll Need

  • lean ground beef
  • large eggs
  • milk
  • mustard
  • fresh garlic
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • bread crumbs
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • Tabasco sauce
  • ketchup
  • bacon

meatloaf ingredients in mixing bowl

How To Make Homemade Meatloaf

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Gently combine all ingredients except the bacon with large spoon or hands into a large bowl until just combined. Divide meat mixture into 6 equal parts and form into 6 mini loaves. Place onto a baking sheet. Lightly brush tops with ketchup and top each with 2 bacon halves. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

mini meatloaf on baking sheet ready to bake

Form mixed meat mixture into 6 mini loaves. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Lightly brush tops with ketchup and top each with 2 bacon halves. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.

How Can I Make One Classic Meatloaf instead of Mini?

If you want to make one large meatloaf shape meat mixture into one large loaf, brush with ketchup and top with bacon. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until baked through.

cooked mini meatloaf recipe on serving plate

How To Serve

Serve mini meatloaves warm with a side of roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes or side salad.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Reheat as needed.

cooked mini meatloaf on serving plate

Mini Meatloaf Recipe

These mini meatloaves are simple to prepare and make the perfect weeknight or weekend dinner!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $25
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • large mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic
  • ½ Cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ Cup fresh bread crumbs you can use the ones you get at the grocery store too
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • ¼ Cup ketchup
  • 6 strips ready bacon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Gently combine all ingredients except the bacon with large spoon or hands into a large bowl until just combined. Divide meat mixture into 6 equal parts and form into 6 mini loaves. Place onto a baking sheet. Lightly brush tops with ketchup and top each with 2 bacon halves. Cook for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 402mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 221IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3mg
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34 Responses
  1. Allison

    Hello Jenny! 🙂 Thanks for another great recipe! My 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 year olds ate it up quickly and asked for more! Woo hoo! 🙂 One question, what temperature for the meatloaf? I made it tonight but had to cook it forever (I guessed 375)! Oh, and I accidentally mixed ketchup IN the meatloaf since I didn’t see the only brush it on top comment until now! Oh well!

  2. Brooke

    That meatloaf looks so yummy. One question – do you mix the 1/4 cup ketchup with the meatloaf, and then put additional ketchup on top? Or do you use the 1/4 cup ketchup to top them? Thanks!

  3. Hillary

    You are so going to win. Count wait to see you on food network. How do you think your mini meat loaves would do with ground turkey?

  4. My Sweet & Saucy

    They whole meal looks delicious! And of course I had to vote for you since your blog is the best!

  5. HoneyB

    It all looks so delicious! I will try those mini meatloaves for sure. I’m always looking for dinner ideas and you always have some awesome ones!

    BTW, I did vote for you! I think I left you a message on FB about it..

  6. Kara

    I made the meatloaf last night and it was fabulous! The fresh garlic was perfect in it. My picky eaters loved it. Thank you.

  7. Anne

    Those potatoes are so cute and it looks like a meal my husband would love. I’ll have to try the cookies, too- yum!

  8. Christy

    Your cookies look amazing! I just made ice cream with toffee bits and it was delish. I’m sure the kids will be head over heels in love with the cookies too.

  9. Kara

    All three of these recipes look wonderful! I went and voted and it looks like you have the award in the bag-over 74% of the votes! Woohoo!

  10. carol

    Meatloaf, potatoes and cookies…can’t get much better than that combo! Those are sweet little potatoes….I’ve never seen them around here-so will use the recipe with cut up potatoes.
    I just went and voted for ya…hope your blog wins! 🙂

  11. Patsyk

    I voted already! 🙂

    Those cookies look like another winner! Love the mini meatloaves, too… great idea to do individual servings.

  12. Donna-FFW

    Those cookies sound lovely. Buttercotch chips are a fav of my husbands. I will so have to try them. Congrats on your nomination. I have to go vote now!

  13. Bob

    You are well ahead right now. I’ll vote again if it lets me. 😉 Those cookies look wicked good, I’m going to have to try them out.

  14. Katrina

    I voted once, can you vote more than once?
    Great looking M & T dinner! And yum to the cookie. I just posted a similar one, with cinnamon chips and white choc. chips.
    How fun that you got to go home!

  15. Meg

    Congrats! I will go vote. So much yummy food here! I especially love the cookies. All my favorite flavors are there!

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