Skinny Meatloaf Muffins with Barbecue Sauce

These little gems have been very popular on my site… Have you tried them yet?  They are yummy, yummy, yummy! The whole family will love them and so will you because they are super easy to make. What a fun way to present meatloaf. Even meatloaf haters love them! The skinny for each muffin, 115 calories and 2 grams of fat. So low in calories and fat, you can easily enjoy 2 or 3 of them!
Serving Suggstions: Serve these meatloaf muffins with Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries or Baked Sweet Potato Fries and Garlic Green Beans.
Skinny Meatloaf Muffins with Barbecue Sauce

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 9 meatloaf muffins (1-2 muffins per serving)

Shopping Tips

I love Milton’s Multi-Grain bread and used it to make the bread crumbs. It’s sold in most supermarkets and Trader Joe’s.
Sweet Baby Rays is such a delicious barbecue sauce. You’ll find it in most supermarkets where other barbecue sauces are sold.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 2-Blue
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 meatloaf muffin with barbecue sauce
115 calories, 1.6g fat, 0g sat. fat, 19mg chol, 18g protein, 18g carbs, 1g fiber, 317mg sodium, 3g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle Points
33 calories, 0g sat. fat, 1g protein, 9g sugar


Skinny Meatloaf Muffins with Barbecue Sauce

Skinny Meatloaf Muffins with Barbecue Sauce

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Bake Time: 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 115 kcal


Ingredients for Meatloaf Muffins:

  • 1 package (~1.25 pounds) 99% fat-free ground turkey breast
  • 1 slice whole-wheat or multigrain bread (I used Milton’s Multi-Grain) or ½ cup store bought bread crumbs
  • 1 cup onions, finely diced
  • 1 egg, I used Egg-Land’s Best eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce or your favorite
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste

Ingredients for Topping:

  • cup Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce or your favorite


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a regular (12-cup) muffin pan with cooking spray.  Since this recipe makes 9 meatloaf muffins, you’ll only fill 9, not 12. Set aside.
  • To make bread crumbs: Toast 1 slice whole-wheat or multi-grain bread. Place in blender and pulse until made into crumbs.
  • In a large bowl, add ground turkey, bread crumbs, onions, egg, Worcestershire sauce, ½ cup barbecue sauce,  salt and pepper.  Using your hands or a large spoon, thoroughly mix together until well blended.
  • Add meatloaf mixture to the 9 muffin cups, flattening out the tops. Top each meatloaf muffin with ¾ tablespoon barbecue sauce and spread evenly over top.
  • Bake for 40 minutes. Run a knife around each muffin to loosen it from pan. Remove to a serving plate.


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 18gFat: 1.6gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 317mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gBlue Smart Points: 2Green Smart Points: 2Plus Points: 4
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  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed these Birdie. And, thanks for sharing about how well they freeze!
    All the best,

  2. I made these in the past a few times and really liked them! This time around, 40 minutes wasn’t quite long enough. They seemed really soft inside, so I added on at least 5 extra minutes just to be safe. Easy to freeze in a container with a side of broccoli and / or potatoes to make a healthier version of a frozen meal that’s ready to go. Yummy!

  3. Great feedback Tara. Thanks for sharing. I love how you created your own healthy frozen meals!
    All the best,

  4. I puree onions, green pepper, yellow pepper, red pepper and orange pepper which adds fiber and incredible flavor to these muffins, just have to counter with whole wheat bread crumbs for the right moisture balance.

  5. Mmmm…Love your additions. Great idea! Pureeing these veggies do add a lot of moisture and flavor to these meatloaf muffins.
    Thanks for sharing, Karen!
    All the best,

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