Buffalo Chicken Mini Meatloaves


Vegetables, ketchup and classic Buffalo wing flavorings—blue cheese and hot sauce—add moisture to lean ground chicken. Combining those ingredients before adding the meat helps avoid overmixing for the most tender loaves.

Buffalo Chicken Mini Meatloaves
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped, plus 1 stalk, thinly sliced, divided

  • 3 large shallots, minced

  • 2 scallions, sliced

  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs or panko

  • ¾ cup crumbled blue cheese plus 1 tablespoon, divided

  • 4 tablespoons no-salt-added ketchup, divided

  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 pounds ground chicken or turkey

  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped celery, shallots, scallions and carrot and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, spread into a thin layer and let cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Stir eggs, breadcrumbs (or panko), 3/4 cup blue cheese, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 1 tablespoon hot sauce, ground pepper and cayenne into the vegetables. Add chicken (or turkey) and mix until combined. Shape into 8 mini loaves, each about 4 by 3 inches, and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Combine honey and the remaining 2 tablespoons each ketchup and hot sauce in a small bowl. Brush over the loaves.

  5. Bake the loaves until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, 20 to 25 minutes. Set broiler to high. Broil until the tops of the loaves are browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon blue cheese and sliced celery.

To make ahead

Individually wrap baked loaves; freeze for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

331 Calories
16g Fat
19g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 331
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 26g 52%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Vitamin A 2126IU 43%
Sodium 483mg 21%
Potassium 847mg 18%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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