Mini Main Dish Recipes

Mini meatloaves, meatloaf cupcakes, sliders, croquettes, and mini quiches are only a few of the mini main dish recipes you'll find in this collection.

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Mini Ham And Cheese Rolls

Rating: 4.69 stars
These are fantastic for both a super bowl party or a luncheon tea. They are addictive, so be sure to make an extra batch.

Mini Meatloaves

Rating: 4.61 stars
Quick and easy to make. A family favorite. The ketchup and brown sugar give these loaves a tangy flavor.

Roasted Chicken Salad Bites

Rating: 4.71 stars
These mini chicken salad sandwiches look elegant and taste great. Serve on lettuce-lined serving plates.

Mini Reubens

Rating: 4.71 stars
These are appetizers, very easy and very good!

Individual Grilled Veggie Pizzas

Rating: 4.8 stars
Enjoy these easy gourmet individual pizzas prepared on the grill. They're good for entertaining or just for yourself.

Stuffed Filet Mignon Bites

Rating: 4.81 stars
Bite-sized cuts of filet mignon are stuffed with jalapeno-spiked cream cheese, wrapped in bacon, and grilled. This dish is very popular with our tailgating crowd at football games. Its very easy to prepare and only takes a few minutes to grill.

Slider-Style Mini Burgers

Rating: 4.58 stars
These remind me of my favorite fast food restaurant's little burgers! Perfect appetizer to bring to a party!

Individual Baked Eggs

Rating: 4.6 stars
A very easy idea with a minimum of fuss or muss for any number of people. Individual Baked Eggs surrounded by a strip of bacon, and topped with a square of cheese. These eggs take on a very pleasing flavor just by baking instead of cooking them in the more conventional manner. Great not having splatters all over, and being able to do 12 or more eggs at one time.

Zucchini Bites

Rating: 4.51 stars
These individual bites are simple to make, tasty and enjoyed by my entire family, which includes my 18-month old twins.

Mini Frittatas with Quinoa

Rating: 4.5 stars
Savory bites equally excellent hot or cold. Ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Easy Mini Quiches

Rating: 4.1 stars
This quiche recipe can be made in a large pie pan, a regular muffin pan, or mini muffin pan. They taste great, and you can add more ingredients to suit your tastes such as mushrooms or spinach.

Mini Hot Chicken and Waffle Sliders

If you like hot chicken, you'll love these mini sliders. The waffles are slightly sweet and pair perfectly with the salty chicken and spicy sauce. Dill pickles and slaw add tang and crunch, delivering the perfect bite. They're easy to make and I promise, they'll be the hit of the party! A fun addition to a brunch menu, and great for a football party alongside an ice cold beer.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Bite-sized, easy to share, and full of tempting toppings, sliders are just a fun food to make.
Chicken Wonton Tacos
Rating: Unrated
Light and tasty, these make a great appetizer or a quick and easy main dish! Kids love them! Finally a dish that makes use of ground chicken but not so far-fetched. I bake the wonton wrappers to save time and it eliminates most of the fat. Although time-consuming, you can fry wrappers in sesame or olive oil for the extra flaky shells, folded in a triangle for about 1 minute on each side. I loved the ones at Applebee's® and decided to attempt a home version. I was extremely pleased with the healthier version! Top tacos with cilantro, red onion, or sweet onion, if desired. Serve lime wedges on the side.

Meatball-Stuffed Garlic Bread Sliders

Rating: 4.8 stars

We're getting close to the Super Bowl, and it's not about who wins the trophy, but rather who wins the snack table. If you show up with these super fun sliders, that will be you. The real secret to these beauties is placing the meatball in through the top of the roll, versus splitting and stuffing in the traditional manner. Maybe it's the symmetry, or center of gravity, that makes these just feel right in your hand. If you're short on time, using pre-made meatballs will do.