Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Skinny Mini Meatloaf Muffins
Have you ever made mini meatloaf muffins?
You just take your favorite meatloaf recipe and bake it in muffin tins and voila - meatloaf muffins!
My current favorite meatloaf has just 6 ingredients - it's a modification of Lipton's Souperior Meat Loaf made with a package of dry onion soup mix - a staple in my Mom's pantry when I was growing up.
Using a package of soup mix ensures that your meat loaf will be full of flavor without all the work involved with peeling and chopping onions.
The Skinny on Mini Meatloaf Muffins
If you are a purist and prefer to not use onion soup mix, you can always make this WW Meatloaf Recipe and just bake it in muffin tins instead!
To make my meatloaf muffins a little skinnier and healthier, I use quick cooking oats instead of bread crumbs, egg whites instead of whole eggs, and diced tomatoes instead of water.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Muffin Tin Meatloaf?
According to my calculations, these mini meatloaf muffins have 255 calories and:
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Add some creamy low calorie mashed potatoes and peas or green beans to round out your dinner. Enjoy!
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Skinny Meat Loaf Muffins Recipe
- 2 pounds extra lean ground beef (7% fat or less)
- ¾ cup quick cooking oats
- 4 egg whites
- ¾ cup diced tomatoes with juice
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- 1 ounce envelope of dry Lipton Onion Soup mix
- ½ cup chopped green pepper (optional)
- Extra ketchup for brushing on top (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, except the extra ketchup, and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 8 even portions and form these into balls. Lightly press the balls into 8 cups of a standard 12-cup muffin tin.
- Brush the tops of the "muffins" with ketchup, if desired.
- Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes or until the tops have browned and the meat loaves have cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and serve.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Meat Loaf Recipes for Weight Watchers:
- Paula Deen Meat Loaf Recipe
- Basic Meat Loaf with Bread Crumbs
- Classic Homestyle Slow Cooker Meatloaf
- Southwest Meatloaf Muffins
- WW Turkey Meatloaf with Quinoa & Zucchini
This video demonstrates how to make another version of mini meatloaf muffins—clean and delicious meatloaf muffins with ground turkey:
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Found this on Pinterest. Question on measurements: 1/4 c quick cooking oats or 1/2 c.?
It should actually be 3/4 cup of quick cooking oats. I've fixed the recipe. Sorry about that!!
Is Freestyle Smart Points the same as just Smart Points?
Hi Connie, SmartPoints for the new Freestyle program may be the same as Beyond the Scale SmartPoints depending on the recipe. With the new WW Freestyle Program, WW added more Zero Points foods so recipes containing these foods will have lower SmartPoints. Hope this makes sense.
How many freestyle points am i allowed per day?
Great "keeper" recipe too!
Delicious! My college age son didn’t know they were “light,” and he commented on how good they were. Comfort food without the guilt! Looking forward to trying other recipes. Thanks!
Oops! Posted review but forgot to rate. 5 stars!
Is it six points per “muffin” or the entire batch?
It's 5 Freestyle SmartPoints per meatloaf muffin. - Hope this helps.
Question- your recipe called for 2 lbs of ground beef, I am using regular size muffin pan but it is more than 8 muffins worth? Is this recipe for 16 muffins? Or only 8?
I made 8 muffins. But you can make as many as you like. If you make more, the cooking time may be reduced since they will be smaller.
Martha, Wanted to share a WW point for this recipe. I've made this several times; sometimes with the ground beef and sometimes with the ground turkey. My family likes both versions. What I've discovered is these mini-meat loaves freeze well after baking (just don't top with the ketchup). I make a triple batch, then wrap them in "Press-In-Seal" first, then an aluminum foil wrap. The Aluminum foil keeps them from getting "freezer burn". They last well for 6 months in the freezer. When ready to use them, defrost in the refrigerator, top with ketchup if desired, and reheat in a toaster oven or microwave. They are great when you have a busy day; and need a quick, healthy WW meal in minutes.
The meat loaf turned out perfectly. It was easy and delicious. Just finished having it for dinner.
This was delicious...and so easy!
Liked it better than ANY I’ve ever eaten.
Such a clever idea - it never occurred to me to portion out my meatloaf into smaller servings and bake it in a muffin pan. Can't wait to try this - my kids are going to go crazy when I make it for them.
My kids just love these mini meatloaf muffins. And I love that they're the perfect size and help me from overdoing it at dinner time!
the recipe sounds great only needs the sodium content for me. I have to observe a restricted sodium level and need to limit vitamin k which makes weight watchers a challenge, but I know I can do this more easily with the right information