This Mini Cheddar Meatloaf recipe will introduce your kids to mixing ( by hand- gross and they will love it! ) and measuring, as well as using the timer for cooking duration and following directions. This meatloaf is simple but flavorful and gives your child a big confidence boost when they are “in charge” of dinner preparations. Be sure to add a starchy side like potatoes and a green vegetable to round it out.
Mini Cheddar Meatloaf
1- 1 ¼ lb. ground beef
1 cup shredded cheddar
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. Worcesteshire
¼ cup ketchup
1 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. onion flakes
½ tsp. garlic powder
Preheat oven to 375℉.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients with your hands until well mixed. Remind little hands to wash well before and after.
Divide into 4-5 pieces.
Form into a oblong/football shape.
Press 2 Tbsp. shredded cheese inside each and form patty around it.
Place mini meatloaves in a baking pan.
Drizzle with ketchup and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake for 40-45 minutes until cheese is melted and edges are nearly crisp.
- 1- 1 ¼ lb. ground beef
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup bread crumbs
- 1 Tbsp. Worcesteshire
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. onion flakes
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- Preheat oven to 375?.
- In a large bowl combine all ingredients with your hands until well mixed.
- Divide into 4-5 pieces.
- Form into a oblong/football shape.
- Press 2 Tbsp. shredded cheese inside each and form patty around it.
- Place mini meatloaves in a baking pan.
- Drizzle with ketchup and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until cheese is melted and edges are nearly crisp.
Creative Mama Renee says
I love individual meatloaf, they are so much more kid friendly and I don’t have to share! My kids would love the addition of cheese on top! Pinned!
Lori Hart says
Love meatloaf and especially leftover meatloaf sandwiches. This looks de-lish! I found your recipe over at the Two Cup Tuesday link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1EylfPQ. Have a wonderful day!
This is fantastic! My son is always asking to help me cook dinner and I never quite know what to let him do, so this is perfect! It’s also great, because they are individual and kid sized portions. Sometimes a regular meatloaf is really more than we can eat. (although, the dog is usually appreciative of meatloaf night!)
CR Williams says
This looks fun to make. Have to try this.
I will be trying these, look so good, thanks.
Julie Wood says
These are great because they are individual servings and look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try these out for a Sunday dinner.
nicole dziedzic says
Awesome yummy recipe, the whole family enjoys meatloaf in my house, so this is the perfect recipe for us.
Laura J says
Oh those look so good! We love meatloaf! For the Parmesan cheese…did you use the grated or the shredded? I am going to have to try these!
David Fultner says
Looks tasty. I will give it a try.
shelly peterson says
This sounds really good. I would never thought to use cheese, what a good idea