Meatloaf Cupcakes


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 cup crushed saltine crackers

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • cup milk

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  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.

    close up view of Meatloaf Cupcakes with red and white mashed potatoes on a platter

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
21g Fat
54g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 1122mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 24mg 118%
Calcium 230mg 18%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 769mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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