Three Mexican Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes with cheddar cheese topping and a small amount of cilantro to the side.

Mexican Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes

(Last Updated On: January 16, 2019)

This recipe for Mexican Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes made with 99% fat free ground turkey, picante sauce for a kick, and light cheddar cheese topping. Each is only 80 calories each and three of these “cupcakes” make a meal at 240 calories. Enjoy with Spinach-Garlic Zoodles.

Single Mexican Turkey Meatloaf Cupcake
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Mexican Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes

These sassy mini meatloaf cupcakes are packed with protein. Serve these as an appetizer, grab a couple for lunch along with a big green salad. Or, for dinner, serve as an entree about 3 cupcakes per person. Very versatile! 240 calories  (just 2 points) for three cupcakes.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 240 kcal


  • 16 oz. 99% fat Free extra lean ground turkey Jennie-O (May use other types of ground turkey, but for zero points with Weight Watchers, 99% fat free is necessary.
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 1/2 cup fire roasted corn frozen section
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal can substitute crushed, baked tortilla chips
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder


  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 cup fat free cheddar cheese, shredded option to use reduced fat Mexican cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using cooking spray, lightly cover a 4x3 cupcake pan.

  2. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients until well mixed.

  3. Put a 1/4 cup of turkey mixture into each cupcake in the pan. Take a knife to smooth out the top.

  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes until knife pulls out clean and meatloaf cups are lightly browned. Remove from oven and keep oven on.


  1. Take a small bowl and combine salsa and ketchup.

  2. Spread salsa-ketchup mixture on each cupcake (like frosting).

  3. Top with 1 tsp. of cheese.

Final Bake-off

  1. Put topped meatloaf cups back into the oven.

  2. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (3 cupcakes)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 34g68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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