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Mini Meatloaf Meal Prep with Green Beans and Sweet Potatoes

mini meatloaf meal prep

There’s something about mini versions of classic dishes like meatloaf that makes them more appealing, especially when you are trying to eat healthy.

These healthy mini meatloaves are made with ground turkey and lean ground beef for a leaner, but still flavourful version of traditional meatloaf.

The best part about this meal prep is that all of the components – the meatloaves, the sweet potatoes, and the green beans – can all be placed in the oven at the same temperature.

I am all for easy, streamlined meal prep!

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How to Make Mini Meatloaf Meal Prep

ground turkey, seasonings, food processor

You can pair these mini meatloaves with any sides, depending on your diet. Try eating them with salad, pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, this delicious asparagus salad, or really anything you like. 

I decided to make these mini meatloaves with green beans and roasted sweet potatoes. Being a person who loves to streamline the meal prep process, I wanted to be able to put my meatloaf and sides in the oven at the same time, at the same temperature.

After tinkering around a bit, I figured out a way to do this! 

meat and seasonings in bowl for mini meatloaf

Seasoning Your Mini Meatloaf

Mini meatloaf can be seasoned in a large variety of ways! I have a master list of seasoning mixes in this post (or see below).

For this meal prep, I used Italian style seasonings and topped them with a simple marinara sauce. You can make your own or use your favourite store bought sauce.

Another very popular option is to use BBQ sauce. Check out this delicious recipe for Maple Bourbon BBQ sauce for homemade, or again, use your favourite brand.

seasoning ideas for mini meatloaf
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OXO Good Grips Chef’s Mandoline Slicer 2.0
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Bill’s Best Organic BBQ Sauce 3 Pack
Primal Kitchen Ranch Dressing and BBQ Sauce 3 Pack
A Spice Affair Taco Seasoning
Contadina Canned Roma Style Tomato Sauce with Natural Sea Salt, 15-Ounce (Pack of 12)
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Stubb’s Sticky Sweet BBQ Sauce
A Spice Affair Smoked Paprika
Marinara Magnifica Gourmet, Keto Friendly Pasta Sauce – No Sugar Added, Low Carb, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, Paleo Friendly, and Made with Whole, Non-GMO Tomatoes! (2-Pack)
Bakeware Cupcake and Muffin Pan, 12 Well, Nonstick & Quick Release Coating, Made in the USA from Aluminized Steel

Preparing Mini Meatloaf

Really, these meatloaves are super simple to make. Just mix your ground meat, seasonings and other ingredients in a bowl, use your hands or a big spoon to mix, and scoop them into a muffin tray.

I often use silicone muffin tin liners, which I absolutely love, but you can also just grease the cups a bit.

Tip: I also use these silicone liners to section food in my kids’ lunchboxes!

Mini Meatloaf Ingredients

Mix ground beef and ground turkey in whatever proportion you desire. You can use all one or the other if you wish as well. I used one pound (454g) of each beef and turkey. The more turkey you use, the more lean these meatloaves will be.

Add one cup of panko bread crumbs and 2 whole eggs, if desired. You can leave these ingredients out for a lower carb or gluten free option (alternatively, use gluten free bread crumbs)

mini meatloaves in pan uncooked

After mixing, scoop the meatloaf mixture into your muffin tin, top with desired sauce and some shredded cheese.

For an instant marinara sauce, like I used here, just combine a cup of tomato sauce, some Italian seasonings (about 2 tbsp) and salt and pepper to taste.

Smokey cheddar cheese is highly recommended as you don’t need much to make a huge flavour impact!

topping mini meatloaves with smoked cheese

Set your oven to 400 degrees F while you prepare your veggies!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans (sheet pan recipe)

For the veggies, all you need to do is toss them with some oil, salt and pepper (or any additional seasonings you desire).

In order for the sweet potatoes to roast through, cut them into coins. If you don’t mind leaving them in the oven for longer than the rest of your meal prep, feel free to make wedges or fries as well.

sweet potato coins

Spread your veggies on a sheet pan and roast them along with the meatloaves. Place both oven racks in the center most part of your oven as you can. I have a convection oven, so it is not vital that I rotate or alternate racks, but if your oven cooks unevenly, you may want to switch positions and turn the pans half way through cooking.

Roast everything for 20-25 minutes. 

sweet potato coins and green beans on sheet pan
mini meatloaf and veggies meal prep in oven

Putting Together Your Meal Prep

Add two or three mini meatloaves to each of your favourite meal prep containers, along with a helping of sweet potatoes and green beans. 

Pack these up and reheat in the the microwave for a couple of minutes and you’re set! 

Kids love these too and one is enough for my kiddos. I sometimes send their meatloaf meal prep with some salad and some pasta or rice.

Serve with hot sauce if desired.

Other options for sides are my Asparagus Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Walnuts or my Lighter Potato Salad.

For more meal prep recipes try this Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken Meal Prep, my Mango Chicken with Cilantro Lime Rice and Mango Avocado Salsa, and my Coconut Mango Chili Chicken Salad, or this Veggie Egg Bake Casserole for a savory breakfast prep.

USA Pan Bakeware Extra Large Sheet Pan, Warp Resistant Nonstick Baking Pan
Nutribullet
2 Compartment Glass Meal Prep Containers
Cuisinart Food Processor
Real Salt
Meal Prep Containers
Glass Meal Prep Containers
USA Pan Bakeware Extra Large Sheet Pan, Warp Resistant Nonstick Baking Pan
Nutribullet
2 Compartment Glass Meal Prep Containers
Cuisinart Food Processor
Real Salt
Meal Prep Containers
Glass Meal Prep Containers
mini meatloaves in meal prep containers
mini meatloaf meal prep
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5 from 3 votes

Mini Meatloaf Meal Prep

Healthy mini meatloaves made with ground turkey and beef and topped with marinara or bbq sauce and smoked cheddar. Pair them with roasted sweet potato coins and green beans for a well rounded meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, beef, green beans, ground turkey, healthy, high protein, kid friendly, sweet potatoes
Servings: 12 meatloaves
Calories: 460kcal
Author: Rach

Ingredients

For the Meatloaves:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 lb. extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup finely chopped or grated onion
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs optional
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup marinara sauce or bbq sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (smoked is fantastic!) optional

For the Sweet Potatoes:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes cut into coins
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp oil

For the Green Beans:

  • 1 lb green beans washed and trimmed if necessary
  • 1/2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

For the Meatloaves:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spray a standard 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with silicone muffin cups and set aside.
  • Place meat in a large bowl. Add onion, eggs, panko, salt, pepper.
  • Use your hands to gently combine. Do not over mix!
  • Press the ingredients into the prepared muffin cups.
  • Top each mini meatloaf with a dollop of marinara sauce, store-bought or homemade BBQ sauce and shredded cheese, if using.

For the Sweet Potatoes:

  • Line a baking sheet with foil and grease with oil or spray with cooking spray
  • Toss sweet potatoes in oil, salt and pepper. Add other seasonings if desired.
  • Spread in one layer on tray, leaving room for green beans

For Green Beans:

  • Toss in oil and seasonings and spread in single layer on prepared baking sheet
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until meatloaves are cooked through and a thermometer registers 160 degrees F.
  • Check veggies for doneness. Place back in oven for 5-10 minutes if you would like your sweet potatoes to crisp up a bit more.

Notes

For Instant Marinara Sauce:
Combine 1 cup of tomato sauce with 2 tbsp Italian seasonings, salt and pepper to taste. Mix in a bowl and use to top meatloaves. No heating required!
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5 stars
This looks delicious! Love all the different ideas for ways to flavor your meatloaf!

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This looks delicious! I think even my kiddos would eat it!

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Love this mini version! What a great idea!

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These are so deliciously meaty and the smoked cheese really adds an extra dimension to the flavour. Fantastic!

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