Who knew a simple, little turkey muffin could be so tasty? They are similar to meatloaf, but much, much better! Not a meatloaf fan? I understand, but I’m calling all you meatloaf haters to try these. Don’t let the humble appearance turn you away. The muffin tins allow a crispy coating on the outside, and the mozzarella is well, cheesy delicious. Don’t get me started, but I’ll just say…. the cheese makes these muffins crazy good.
My husband found this recipe years ago, and I’ve tweaked it along the way. He says it’s his favorite ground turkey meal! We especially love them in the mini muffin tins (although the large muffin tins work just as well). It may be psychological or perhaps it’s the kid in me, but there’s just something about the minis that make them fun and irresistible.
Italian Turkey Muffins
Irresistible turkey muffins with Italian flair--perfect for a no-fuss weeknight dinner or a grab-n-go meals! They are so easy to prepare and healthy too! You can't eat just one.
- 1.50 lb. Ground Turkey
- 1 egg beaten
- 1 can diced tomatoes drained
- 1/4 cup Panko crumbs
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 bell pepper minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 400.
Mix all ingredients (except mozzarella cheese) in large bowl. Scoop mixture into muffin tins. (I prefer the mini-muffins, but large works fine.) Top each with a sprinkling mozzarella
Bake for 25 minutes or until a light crust has formed on top of the muffin.
For easier clean-up, spray the muffins tins generously with cooking spray.