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Pizza Meat Loaf Cups Recipe

Pizza Meat Loaf Cups Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 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

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 center 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 167 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 16 g protein.