Little Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe
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Little Cheddar Meat Loaves Recipe

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Paula Petersen in Granite City, Illinois says her recipe for cheesy meat-loaf cups is “great when you have a craving for meat loaf but no time to bake it. My husband and I just love these served with au gratin or fried potatoes.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 teaspoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 343 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, oats, ketchup and onion. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Coat four muffin cups with cooking spray; fill three-fourths full with meat mixture. Spread ketchup over loaves.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from muffin cups. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Little Cheddar Meat Loaves in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p24

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jhbcooks 207188
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Husband calls it tasty, high praise from him. Have made it many times in ramikins."

renee3317 68473
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"Although this recipe was quick and easy to make, I find that the original Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves recipe is better tasting and more flavorful and can easily be made in the muffin pan as well :)"

perchgal 132061
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2008

"Even though I sprayed the muffin tins, these stuck to the pan and fell apart when I tried to take them out."

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