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Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis

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Meatloaf is a comfort-food favorite of mine and many! The added white cheddar cheese makes it seem more indulgent than it actually is at less than 300 calories per serving. Add a fresh side salad and you will have a complete meal.



Cheesy Meatloaf Minis


  • 1 ounce fresh Breadcrumbs (about 1/2 cup)
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 cup chopped Onion
  • 2 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon prepared Horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 3 ounces White Cheddar Cheese, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds Ground Sirloin
  • 1 large Egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breadcrumbs; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.
  2. While breadcrumbs cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes.
  3. Combine onion mixture, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup ketchup, and remaining ingredients. Shape into 6 (4 x 2-inch) loaves on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; spread 2 teaspoons ketchup over each.
  4. Bake at 425F for 25 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 meatloaf

Per serving: Calories: 254; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 112mg; Sodium: 607mg; Total Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 6g; Protein: 28g

Nutrition Bonus: Iron: 3mg; Calcium: 150mg

Recipe by Tiffany Vickers Davis, Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2012
This recipe originally ran in Cooking Light January, 2011 and was updated for the November, 2012 25th anniversary issue.

Author: Debra K

I believe we all have the right to enjoy incredible looking and tasting cuisine.

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