Sun-Dried Tomato Mini Meatloaf

Steph Wagner MS, RDN

June 18, 2013

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Sun-Dried Tomato Mini Meatloaf


I love the flavor of sun dried tomatoes added to a bariatric sized meatloaf! High in protein for Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Switch patients. Easy to make and freeze great for fast meals later! #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #minimeatloaf #gastricsleevediet #gastricbypassdiet

One of my “was a patient but now a friend” sent me a recipe the other day for a sun-dried tomato turkey burger. It sounded awesome! I believe I will still make this into a burger recipe, but really it got my wheels turning for a superfast meatloaf. Mini-meatloaves cook so fast, and meatloaf mixture is incredibly fast to put together. Combining the two led to an perfect blend of super-fast-super-good dinner.

I also used this recipe to cater to a lunch meeting for 10 people. It’s such a unique meal with great flavor, but you can make a large batch with minimal effort! I simply tripled the recipe and rotated the muffin pans through the oven. Let me tell you, it was a hit! You’ll make friends with this people!

I love the flavor of sun dried tomatoes added to a bariatric sized meatloaf! High in protein for Gastric Sleeve, Bypass or Switch patients. Easy to make and freeze great for fast meals later! #gastricsleeverecipes #gastricbypassrecipes #minimeatloaf #gastricsleevediet #gastricbypassdiet

Sun-Dried Tomato Mini Meatloaf

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Oven Baked
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 1 egg
  • .5 cup sun dried tomatoes, rinsed and diced
  • .25 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • .5 cup reduced fat grated parmesan cheese
  • .5 cup 2% shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide mixture evenly among the 12 wells of the muffin pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until internal temperature is 160F.


Serving: 2meatloaves | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition Facts
Sun-Dried Tomato Mini Meatloaf
Amount Per Serving (2 meatloaves)
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 336mg15%
Potassium 546mg16%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 286IU6%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 172mg17%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

14 thoughts on “Sun-Dried Tomato Mini Meatloaf”

  1. CHALLENGE: Everything I send you, you turn into a muffin tin recipe! haha

    I’m going to do this but make a few different flavors of mini meatloaves. Thanks for the idea!!

  2. Ha! I accept your challenge! Although I’m concerned what you will send me next. Perhaps this should be the next Food Network TV show? I’ll pitch the idea.

  3. I think without mozzarella cheese it’ll be good! However the parmesan cheese is what holds it together : )

  4. You could skip the parmesan cheese and use just egg as the binder and I think it would still hold! Might be slightly more “crumbly” but still taste yummy. It’s gluten-free as is! You could also use ground up gluten-free corn flakes to get the texture of bread crumbs, although that would add more carbohydrates.

  5. @Mya yes! All recipes on FoodCoach.Me are written with post-op bariatric surgery patients in mind. Always follow the diet progression from your program but there is nothing unsafe about these recipes as long as you’ve been cleared to eat the ingredients listed.

  6. 5 stars
    I don’t love ground chicken and turkey but wanted to give this a try. I will be keeping this recipe around to get more ground turkey and chicken in. It wasn’t dry and had lots of flavor. And so quick and easy to put together.

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