Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins with Zesty Italian Flavors

Meatloaf is now quick and healthy enough for weeknights. Especially if you make these legume and veggie-loaded Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins full of Zesty Italian Flavors.I’ve teamed up with Produce for Kids to bring you this recipe.

Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins with Zesty Italian Flavors
I usually think of meatloaf as unhealthy and reserve it for a treat. But I need to remember that I can make a healthier version that’s perfect for any weeknight. I sometimes use ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef and I also mix in some veggies to give it a healthy oomph.

For example, tomato slices garnish the top of these meatloaf muffins and there’s also wilted spinach and mashed beans in the meat mixture.

Because of the beans I didn’t use a binder or breadcrumbs here, making this a Gluten-Free Meatloaf Recipe. In fact, it’s totally allergen-free with no eggs, dairy, wheat, soy, nuts, shellfish or any other common allergen I can think of. (Note: The recipe calls for Italian Salad Dressing. Check the ingredients on the label or make your own to ensure that it’s safe for your family’s dietary requirements).

A typical meatloaf takes a long time to cook, making it less than ideal for weeknights. But you can absolutely make meatloaf into a quick-cooking dinner if you make Meatloaf Muffins.
Instead of shaping the meat mixture into a loaf, which takes a long time to cook through, you  can fill muffin tins. They cook much more quickly and are just as tasty.


These Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins are healthy, quick-cooking and have a delicious zesty Italian flavor. I hope you and your family love them!

Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins with Zesty Italian Flavor

Click here to head over to the Produce for Kids website to see my Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins Recipe.

Why is my recipe over at the Produce for Kids site? Last year, Produce for Kids and I worked together to come up with family-friendly healthy recipes. I developed 7 recipes for them and photographed those and a whole bunch more. This year we’re teaming up again with another round of healthy recipes to share with you. I’ll be telling you all about these new recipes in the weeks ahead.

Produce for Kids is a healthy family resource that offers meal planning tools and healthy recipes for your family. All of the recipes are approved by a registered dietitian for containing all the nutrients your kids need (and not too much of the things they don’t). All nutritional info for each recipe is given as well.


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Disclosure: I was paid by Produce for Kids to develop this recipe, to photograph the recipe, to post about it on my blog and to promote it on social media. All opinions are my own.

6 Responses to “Gluten-Free Meatloaf Muffins with Zesty Italian Flavors”

  1. Becca from ItsYummi! — April 3, 2014 @ 11:46 am (#)

    These look delicious, and I love the extra healthy factor from the legumes, too!

  2. Jane's Adventures in Dinner — April 3, 2014 @ 10:21 am (#)

    I love these! I was wondering what we could have for dinner tonight and these are perfect. I’ve already pinned and made made shopping list for the way home. Thanks for brightening my Thursday.

  3. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — April 3, 2014 @ 10:11 am (#)

    Great recipe Christine – love the spinach and beans you snuck into these cute meatloaf muffins!


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