If you’re only using your muffin tin to make breakfast, you’re missing out. This versatile bakeware can be used to prepare a wide range of meals. From party appetizers to kid-friendly favorites, our roundup of muffin tin meals is sure to please.
Mini Shepherd’s Pies
Need a clever way to use up leftover mashed potatoes? Make these tiny shepherd’s pies for a meal your family will ask for again and again. Pillsbury.com has the recipe.
Cheesy Steak Cups
This recipe gives you the taste of a Philly cheese steak in a convenient grab and go format. It’s also freezer-friendly, which makes it a good option if you like to prep your meals in advance. Gather for Bread has the recipe.
Spaghetti and Meatball Muffins
A fun twist on the standard spaghetti and meatballs, this recipe can be tweaked by adding veggies and various fresh herbs to the sauce. It makes a balanced meal when served with a salad. Visit Mom Always Finds Out to learn more.
Mac and Cheese Muffins
Perfect for kids who are getting tired of a PB&J in their lunchbox, this quick and easy recipe creates individual portions of mac and cheese with ham. To save money, it can be made using leftovers from the night before. I Should Be Mopping the Floor has the details.
Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
A homemade alternative to store-bought pizza rolls, this recipe creates a delicious game day snack with crowd-pleasing pizza flavors. Head over to Lick the Bowl Good for the recipe.
If you find that traditional chicken tacos are too messy, why not try making them in a muffin tin? This prep method results in a meal that’s much easier to eat. As an added bonus, you can use the leftover tortilla scraps to make chips. Betty Crocker explains.
Jalapeno Popper Cups with Bacon
Add a little spice to your life with this recipe, which uses wonton wrappers and a cream cheese filling to keep prep time to a minimum. Meatloaf and Melodrama has the recipe.
Corn Dog Muffins
A smaller version of the traditional corn dog on a stick, this recipe is perfect for little ones or adults with smaller appetites. Iowa Girl Eats has the details.
BBQ Biscuit Cups
Made with refrigerated biscuit dough, this dish is the right choice for when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Serve with fries or a fresh garden salad for a complete meal. The Country Cook has the recipe.
Mini Chicken Pot Pies
Use frozen mixed veggies and cream of chicken soup to create these crowd pleasing mini pot pies. Taking just 20 minutes to prepare, this would be a good recipe for an older child who is just learning to cook. Tablespoon has the details.
These lasagna cups require a little more prep time than making lasagna in a pan, but the result is a picture-perfect presentation that’s a great option when you’re entertaining guests. Visit Lauren’s Latest for the recipe.
Muffin Tin Cheeseburgers
Give your standard cheeseburger a new look with this muffin tin recipe. Since you’re only using a half a bun per burger, it’s ideal for anyone who’s trying to cut carbs. Head over to Betty Crocker to learn more.
Bacon and Egg Baskets
This appealing way to present bacon and eggs would be a lovely choice for a special occasion brunch. Tip Hero has a video tutorial that explains the details.
Mashed Potato Cups
Use this recipe as a side dish alternative to traditional baked potatoes, fries, or rice. Just a Taste has the recipe.
Meatloaf is a classic weeknight comfort food. Give it a new look with this recipe, which creates kid-friendly portions. Adjust the amount of breadcrumbs to create the desired texture. Everyday Mom’s Meals has the details.