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Mini Meat Loaf Sheet-Pan Meal

I grew up with this meat loaf recipe, but I adapted it to mini meatloaves so that it would bake more quickly. The sauce topping is always a hit. I added the potatoes and asparagus to make the meal easier. —Deanne Johnson, Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and halved


  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine eggs, tomato juice, oats, onion and salt. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 4x2-1/2-in. loaves; place on a sheet pan or large shallow roasting pan. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, mustard and nutmeg; brush over loaves.
  • Combine potatoes with 2 tablespoons oil, 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Add to pan in a single layer. Bake 25 minutes.
  • Combine asparagus with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Add to pan. Bake until a thermometer inserted into meat loaves reads 160° and vegetables are tender, 15-20 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If your weeknights are busy, prep the loaves in the morning so they are ready for the oven in the evening.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 meat loaf with 1-1/4 cups vegetables: 460 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 690mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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    • Monika
      Jun 16, 2020

      My family love these mini meatloafs.

    • jstowellsupermom
      Apr 5, 2020

      Great meal! Loved that it was all on one sheet pan. Yummy and easy!

    • Jellybug
      Oct 17, 2019

      I made this dish for visiting family. I substituted fresh green bans, because no one, except me likes asparagus (weirdos). Everyone raved about it..

    • amygattuso
      Oct 16, 2019

      Tasty, easy dinner . I used green beans , Brussels sprouts and butternut squash instead of asparagus. Delish!

    • homemadewithlove
      May 2, 2019

      Great weeknight meal, 1 dish with everything. I used garlic powder and parsley in my beef and fresh green beans. Use aluminum foil to line pan.

    • TeresaWitt
      Apr 30, 2019

      This was delicious! Instead of 1.5 lbs of ground beef, I used 1 lb of ground beef and 1/2 lb of sausage. I also addd cauliflower and roasted them with the asparagus in a separate pan so we could have more vegetables. I would recommend cooking the meat loaves on some non-stick aluminum foil. It made a sticky mess on the pan.

    • gunslinger
      Apr 24, 2019

      I love sheet pan meals and this one is a winner! My husband said it was one of the best meatloaves I had ever made and the veggies were cooked to perfection too!

    • Val
      Apr 6, 2019

      No comment left

    • Tonya
      Apr 6, 2019

      Excellent meatloaf and all around great weeknight meal. I did not have tomato juice on hand so I used Zing Zang Bloody Mary Mix. It is a substitution I will use from this time forward, because it was the perfect compliment to the flavors.

    • frank
      Apr 4, 2019

      mighty fine eatin'