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Baked meatloaf mummy

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Are those eyes in your meatloaf?

Can't get your kids (or husband/wife/partner) to eat your same ol' meatloaf? Instead of loading it up with ketchup or spicy sauce, why not stick two little eyes in the middle and wrap it in noodles? A meatloaf mummy is the perfect way to spruce up boring meatloaf!

 Baked meatloaf mummy

This fun and adorable meatloaf is the perfect dinner idea for any night in October, but especially Halloween! Bring a few of these to your kid's neighborhood party or your Halloween costume party for a dish that will have everyone talking.

Baked meatloaf mummy recipe

Slightly adapted from The Knead for Speed

Serves 8-10

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • About 6 ounces lasagna noodles
  • 2 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 2 green olives

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, onion, garlic, panko, egg, heavy cream, milk, ketchup, honey, crushed red pepper and salt and pepper together. Stir to combine.
  3. Scoop the mixture into the cake pan and bake for about 55 minutes, or until golden brown and fully cooked. Let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook until soft, about 8 minutes. Rinse in cold water. Cut the noodles in half and then peel off the ribbon edges.
  5. Place the two slices of fresh mozzarella onto the top half of the meatloaf. Stick the two olives in the middle to create pupils. Then carefully wrap the noodles around the meatloaf and the eyes, leaving a small part open so they peek out. Serve immediately.

More Halloween dinner recipes

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Halloween cheese mummy recipe
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