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Pizza Meat Loaf Cups Recipe
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Pizza Meat Loaf Cups Recipe

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Fix and freeze these moist little meat loaves packed with pizza flavor. They're great to reheat for an after-school snack or quick dinner on soccer night. My family likes to drizzle extra pizza sauce on top. —Susan Wollin, Marshall, Wisconsin
Featured In: 26 Muffin Cup Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces each) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Additional pizza sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 167 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 16g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, pizza sauce, bread crumbs and Italian seasoning. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide among 12 greased muffin cups; press onto the bottom and up the sides. Fill centers with cheese.
  2. Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Serve immediately with additional pizza sauce if desired. Or cool, place in freezer bags and freeze for up to 3 months.
  3. To use frozen pizza cups: Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Heat on a microwave-safe plate on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Pizza Meat Loaf Cups in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p48


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d2kcb01 User ID: 8284791 240950
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"I'm going to definitely make these for my grand kids. I know they will love them made just as the recipe is written. For me though, I could have used a little more flavor. I think a 1/4 pound of Italian sausage and some oregano would do the trick."

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Tami12 User ID: 7842456 118727
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"Can't wait to try"

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leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 205239
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

"I used 1lb ground beef and a half pound Italian sausage. It was really good. Kids and hubby liked them. Easy!"

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hello1980 User ID: 7009908 205238
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"I've made this recipe several times already. Super quick, easy and most importantly tasty. Love this recipe, I make it exactly as recipe says. Perfect every time."

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scrapo User ID: 2908723 132375
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"The first time I made these I used turkey sausage and added some turkey pepperoni. Loved them, they were very saucy but perfect with a breadsticks on the side to soak of the sauce. The next time I used 1/2 ground venison, 1/2 turkey sausage....didn't like as well. Also added some onion & green pepper chopped. They did freeze well so that was a nice bonus!"

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stormxchaser57 User ID: 6115232 60131
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I thought these were really good, my whole family enjoyed them and thought they tasted good. I doubled the recipe and put the leftovers in the freezer. I will definitely make these again!"

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Bdub6 User ID: 5557600 65650
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"While this recipe tastes good, I found it messy and greasy to work with. One easy solution that I will adapt for next time is to butter one side of a slice of white bread with crust removed and push into muffin tin. Then place the meat mixture raw into the bread with an cookie/ice cream scoop, then bake as normal. The bottom of the bread gets very crispy and eliminates the greasy mess in the muffin tins. I made this for my freezer cooking co-op and will probably do again."

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mdonbru User ID: 1254478 136347
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"I thought these were pretty good, but a bit bland. I used roasted garlic seasoned breadcrumbs - next time I will probably add some garlic salt and some ground black pepper. My 8 year-old son liked them, but even he said they needed a little more flavor. Will definitely make them again!"

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jatruhe User ID: 3929240 36707
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"I made this a few nights ago. It was a huge hit. My six year old son who only eats hot dogs or chicken nuggets asked for seconds and keeps asking when I am going to make it again."

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Mommabits User ID: 2057717 39884
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"I decided to go a different route, since I didn't have any pizza sauce. I substituted ketchup and a little mustard for the sauce, and American cheese and made little mini cheeseburger meatloaves. Fabulous!! :)"

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