Pizza Meatloaf Muffins (Gluten-Free)

This Pizza Meatloaf Muffins recipe takes all the flavor of a slice of pizza and makes it in a convenient, hearty and delicious mini meatloaf baked in a muffin tin! They are the perfect make-ahead meal prep for lunch, or a great post work out or after school snack. They are gluten-free, low carb and just what you should be running to the kitchen to cook up right now. Made in partnership with my friends at Ello Products.

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Pizza Meatloaf Muffins

We love all things pizza here, so it’s no surprise that these Pizza Meatloaf Muffins are not the first time we’ve taken all the flavor of pizza and created something fun and unique like my Pizza Scramble and Pizza Stuffed Peppers, but this time we wanted to focus on making an amazing meal prep meal!

We love how much pizza flavor we were able to pack in to these meatloaf muffins. We use ground turkey as our base and then mix in pizza sauce, some spices, turkey pepperoni and cheese! A little egg and almond flour help hold it all together and it’s topped off with a bit more cheese and pepperoni and finished under a broiler to get a nice pizza like topping! While you are certainly welcome to make your own pizza sauce, we opted to purchase a good quality brand to make this a little simpler to prepare.

Easy mini meatloaf muffins

Honestly we loved these for meal prep, a kid-friendly snack or even if you’re feeling adventurous a quick breakfast! You can warm it in a toaster oven, your regular oven or in a microwave on the go. We also enjoyed them cold, but that’s totally up to you!

We of course packed these away in my favorite storage containers. I love love love my Ello DuraGlass Food Storage Containers. With other glass ware I have tried, sometimes the lids don’t pop on well, sometimes they don’t stack easily, and so on. These containers are so well-made and are my new go-to! I also love the silicone colors because they grip well too!

  • Perfect for stacking.
  • Mighty tough: Silicone sleeve protects glass from chips + scratches.
  • Everything tastes better in glass: Won’t stain or smell.
  • Nobody likes a lunch bag leak:  The clear air tight lids won’t leak.
  • Easy-to-pair color match lids: Because life’s already hard enough.
  • Wash away: All parts top rack dishwasher safe, sleeve and all. No need to remove sleeve for oven + cleaning!
  • Comes in all different sizes: For sides, mains, leftovers, and more!
  • Safe for cooking: Freezer safe, microwave safe without lid, and oven safe up to 450F without lid.
  • Free of: BPA, phthalates, PVC, lead and cadmium free.
  • Where I get mine: Available at Target and Amazon now!

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Pizza Meatloaf Muffins

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:18 Total Time 00:33 Yields 9

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, 2 beaten eggs, 1 cup turkey pepperoni, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, almond flour, 1/4 cup pizza sauce, italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix until fully combined.
  3. In a muffin tin, place 1/2 cup mixture in 9 tins and smooth the mound on the top. (See note)
  4. Brush remaining pizza sauce on top of each muffin.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until turkey is fully cooked to 165ºF.
  6. Remove from oven and turn broiler on to high.
  7. Divide remaining cheese and pepperoni on top of meat muffins and place under broiler until cheese has melted and begun to melt and bubble, about 3 minutes.
  8. Serve warm with salad, or fully cool and pack away for meal prep.

Recipe Notes

  1. To make smaller portions, divide roughly 1/3 cup batter to fill 12 muffin tins.
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Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves

These Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves are meal prep perfection! Italian meatloaf, loaded with veggies, spices, and delicious sauce… A great variation on a meat dish, right? I thinks so, especially when made into a mini-size that is the perfect serving of protein.

Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves

 

The trouble I have always found is that many meatloaf recipes contain bread/breadcrumbs, sugar and other ingredients that make them not an ideal recipe for clean eaters or the allergy-friendly folk. I bring you an Italian-style meatloaf that clean, allergy-friendly, and is bursting with flavor!

Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves

 

Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves

Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, finely chopped
  4. 1 clove garlic, minced
  5. 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  7. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  8. 1/4 cup carrot, grated
  9. 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  10. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  11. 1 tablespoon fresh basil, roughly chopped
  12. 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, more to taste
  13. 2 tablespoons marinara sauce
  14. 1 organic egg
  15. 2 tablespoons blanched almond flour
  16. Optional: 1 tablespoon fresh parmesan for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. If your muffin tin isn't non-stick, lightly grease.
  2. Heat oil in a small skillet. Sauté onion, mushrooms, and garlic until translucent.
  3. In one large bowl combine beef, cooked veggies, spices, egg, almond flour, and 1/4 cup of tomato sauce. Mix until well combined.
  4. Fill the muffin pan with the meatloaf mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  5. Let cool for 3 minutes and serve with the remaining tomato sauce.
  6. Optional: garnish with fresh parmesan and fresh basil.
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Serve with your favorite roasted vegetables or zucchini noodles  on the side!

Italian-Style Mini Meatloaves

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 0:30 Yields 6

Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. If your muffin tin isn't non-stick, lightly grease.
  • Heat oil in a small skillet. Sauté onion, mushrooms, and garlic until translucent.
  • In one large bowl combine beef, cooked veggies, spices, egg, almond flour, and 1/4 cup of tomato sauce. Mix until well combined.
  • Fill the muffin pan with the meatloaf mixture. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  • Let cool for 3 minutes and serve with the remaining tomato sauce.
  • Optional: garnish with fresh parmesan and fresh basil.
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There may be affiliate links in this post! By clicking on them, or purchasing recommended items I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you! However, I only recommend products I absolutely love and use in my own home! Thank you for supporting Lexi's Clean Kitchen when you shop! See my privacy policy for more information about this, the information we save, and more!