by Olena

Mini Turkey Meatloaf

by Olena

Mini Turkey Meatloaf Recipe is easy turkey muffins with oatmeal, bell pepper and healthy homemade adobo ketchup. |

I’m all about mini food lately: Thai turkey meatballs, Mexican turkey meatballs, turkey quinoa meatballs. Just because it’s so easy to serve, grab or pack. Banana oat protein muffins or quinoa egg muffins, I’m minimizing any meal and packing with protein. And trust me – you won’t be disappointed. These mini turkey meatloaves are delicious and are a breeze to make. I think I just got tired of slicing the meatloaf and drizzling it with ketchup.:)

Tender ground turkey combined with sweet bell pepper and the flavours a chipotle pepper in adobo sauce offers – spicy and smoky. Sealed in a little muffin and topped with homemade Adobo Ketchup. Seriously, one of the most delicious meatloaves I ever made and never tried!

Mini Turkey Meatloaf Recipe is easy turkey muffins with oatmeal, bell pepper and healthy homemade adobo ketchup. |

So juicy, flavourful and tender. I would say these mini turkey meatloaf are mild because my kids ate them. Hot or cold, I love these both ways. And don’t skip the Adobo Ketchup – it really adds an extra kick of heat and any food tastes better with extra sauce, right?!

You don’t need an egg to bind the ingredients. Just 1/2 cup of oatmeal does the job and make sure to use gluten free if sensitive. I also experimented making these muffins with ground venison and they came out great! Any meat would work.

Mini Turkey Meatloaf Recipe is easy turkey muffins with oatmeal, bell pepper and healthy homemade adobo ketchup. |

A quick chipotle tip: a little goes a long way. Because the can contains 5-6 peppers, I usually freeze them in individual resealable plastic bags. That way nothing goes to waste and I always have one on hand.

And here are a few serving suggestions for a low carb pairing (dinner for me) with turkey meatloaf muffins:

Spicy Coconut Swiss Chard
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower
Green Kale Salad
Avocado Spring Salad with Lemony Dill Dressing

And a few suggestions for a higher carb meal (lunch for me):

Mexican Bean Salad Recipe
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
Cilantro Lime Quinoa Salad

Mini Turkey Meatloaf Recipe is easy turkey muffins with oatmeal, bell pepper and healthy homemade adobo ketchup. |


Mini Turkey Meatloaf with Adobo Ketchup

Mini Turkey Meatloaf Recipe is easy turkey muffins with oatmeal, bell pepper and healthy homemade adobo ketchup.

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  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 29 minutes
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


For Turkey Muffins:

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1.5 lbs ground turkey, extra lean (or extra lean bison/beef/game meat)
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)

For Adobo Ketchup:

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp adobo sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo)
  • 1 tbsp ketchup, organic


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and spray non-stick muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Preheat large non-stick skillet on medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Add onion and garlic, saute for 5 minutes or until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add bell peppers and saute for another 4 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl along with turkey, oats, water, chipotle pepper, cumin, salt and mix with spatula until well combined. Using large ice cream scoop, fill 12 tins with meat mixture and bake for 20 minutes.
  3. In the meanwhile, whisk together Adobo Ketchup Ingredients in a small bowl. Remove meatloaf muffins from the oven and top each with approximately 3/4 tbsp Adobo Ketchup. Serve hot with your favourite whole grain, vegetables or salad.

Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 5 days or freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.


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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. These came out so moist and delish. Used whole wheat breadcrumbs since we just ran out of oats. I will definitely hold on to this recipe. Thanks!

  2. Made this meatloaf it was wonderful! My husband couldn’t stop from eating it. He wanted more !!! Perfect size in the muffin pan. Thanks again Olena

  3. These are delicious!! So convenient to have on hand in the fridge and just pull out as many as you need for a quick but great dinner! Also served with avocados, which I never would have thought to do but it was an amazing combination! These will definitely be added to my ‘meal rotation’. Have also made your Turkey chilli and overnight oats – everything has been so good!! Can’t wait to keep trying more of your recipes 🙂

  4. Thank you for great recipe. I have one question – what can I use as a substitute for Chipotle? It is very difficult to get them here in the UK.
    Thank you in advance.

  5. Hello these look so good can you tell me what the green stuff is on the palte you served this with? That also looks really good.

  6. Great recipe. I love all the higher protein recipes you’ve been posting. When you are trying to eat a higher protein diet, it can get boring really fast if you don’t switch things up– these mini meatloaves look great!

    1. Oh, yes. Can’t get far with plain chicken breast. I have been really planning my menu lately. The key is to pack lean proteins with flavours without calories. Enjoy!!!

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