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26 Recipes You Can Make In a Muffin Tin

What could be more convenient than these perfectly portioned bites?

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Meat Loaf Miniatures

I do not usually like meat loaf, but my family and I can’t get enough of these little muffins topped with a sweet ketchup sauce. They are the perfect portion size. This recipe requires no chopping, so it’s quick and easy to make a double batch and have extras for another day. —Joyce Wegmann, Burlington, Iowa

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Broccoli-Chicken Cups

I first sampled these when my cousin made them for a bridal shower. All the ladies raved over the fantastic flavor of their individual “casseroles.” —Shirley Gerber, Roanoke, Illinois

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Maple Toast and Eggs

My home’s in the country, right next door to my sister and brother-in-law’s. They and their two children all enjoy this dish each time I serve it as a special evening meal—although it can also be made for breakfast or lunch. —Susan Buttel, Plattsburgh, New York

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Mini Pork Pies

I discovered my love of pork pies as a child when I used to help my father deliver oil on Saturdays and we would stop at a local pork pie place for lunch. As an adult I host Christmas Eve for my very large French Canadian family and everyone expects to find my little pork pies—it just wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without them. —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island

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Chicken Taco Cups

For holiday parties and summer picnics, try these stuffed wonton cups with a Southwest-style chicken filling. You can freeze them, too. Just reheat after thawing. —Lee Ann Lowe, Gray, Maine

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Truffle-Filled Cookie Tarts

I made chocolate truffles as a Christmas tradition for many years. I created this recipe to incorporate my truffles into the center of fudgy cookies. It was a hit with friends and family. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania

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Baked Salmon Cakes

Baked in muffin pans and served with sauce on the side, these cute cakes make a fantastic light meal. You can also bake a double batch and freeze some for a quick, healthy supper later in the month. —Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland

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Mashed Potato Cups

This recipe makes a tasty side dish that’s a nice alternative to the standard potatoes or rice. —Jill Hancock, Nashua, New Hampshire

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Muffin Tin Pizzas

I just baked these mini pizzas and the kids are already demanding more. The no-cook pizza sauce and refrigerated dough make this meal a snap. —Melissa Haines, Valparaiso, Indiana

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Jam-Topped Mini Cheesecakes

Presto! We turned cheesecake into irresistible finger food with these cute little treats. For fun, make them with an assortment of jams and preserves, such as strawberry, blackberry, and apricot. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Favorite Meat Loaf Cups

My family enjoys meat loaf, but sometimes I can’t spare the hour or more it takes to bake in the traditional shape. A quick alternative is to divide the meat mixture into muffin cups for individual servings that are ready in less than 30 minutes. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Eggs in Muffin Cups

My mother used to make these all the time for my family, so I’m just carrying on the tradition. They’re quick to put together, and while they’re in the oven I go get ready for the day. My children loved them, even when they were toddlers. —Lisa Walder, Urbana, Illinois

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Lime Divine Tarts

These cute cups are impressive but easy to make. —Ann Yri, Lewisville, Texas

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Miniature Shepherd’s Pie

These mini pies are ideal for nibbling at parties. If ground beef isn’t your preference, change up the flavor with ground lamb and a teaspoon of dried rosemary instead. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

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Mini Apple Pies

My kids set up an assembly line when making these snacks. One chops the apples and mixes the filling, one rolls out the biscuits, and one puts the pies together. —Marsha Dingbaum, Aurora, California

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Quiche Pastry Cups

My grandmother used to make “egg cup surprises” for family brunches on special occasions. The added fillings were always a surprise as she never seemed to use the same combination of ingredients twice. As children, we had a guessing game as to what we’d find under the tender crust, which added an aspect of family fun to our meal. —Denalee Standart, Rancho Mureta, California

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Mini Spinach Frittatas

These mini frittatas are a cinch to make and just delicious. They’re a “must” to try if you’re tired of the same old party fare. I am always asked for the recipe! It doubles easily for a crowd and even freezes well. —Nancy Statkevicus, Tucson, Arizona

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Sour Cream Cheese Puffs

These cute little puffs are the hit of almost any menu! From a wedding rehearsal dinner to Super Bowl party, I make them for all occasions. —Annie Darling, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Cheeseburger Cups

A terrific recipe for moms with young kids and busy lives, this simple, inexpensive dish is made with handy ingredients and takes just a short time. Best of all, kids will go absolutely crazy for these darling dinner bites! —Jeri Millhouse, Ashland, Ohio

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Wake-Up Wonton Cups

Dainty, delectable and delightfully different, these yummy breakfast bites add a fun touch to a healthy morning meal. Pepper sauce lends just a bit of heat… adjust to your liking. —Gina Berry, Chanhassen, Minnesota

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Chicken Salad in Baskets

When I first made these cute little cups, they were a big hit. Now my husband often asks me to fix them for meetings and parties. —Gwendolyn Fae Trapp, Strongsville, Ohio

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Mini Sausage Quiches

These bite-size quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese, plus their crescent roll base makes preparation a breeze. Serve the cute “muffinettes” at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut

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Pizza Meat Loaf Cups

Fix and freeze these moist little meat loaves packed with pizza flavor. They’re great to reheat for an after-school snack or quick dinner on soccer night. My family likes to drizzle extra pizza sauce on top. —Susan Wollin, Marshall, Wisconsin

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Shrimp Toast Cups

These appetizers always disappear quick as a flash. The pretty toast cups lend themselves to other favorite fillings, too! —Awynne Thurstenson, Siloam Springs, Arkansas

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Cream Cheese Cookie Cups

Need a quick dessert? Try these yummy cookie bites. For a pretty look, use an icing bag to pipe the filling into the cups, then top each with mini M&M’s. —Rachel Blackston, Mauk, Georgia

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Muffin-Cup Cheddar Beef Pies

My kids love these beef rolls so much that I always make extra since they heat up so quickly. I give them their choice of dipping sauces—spaghetti sauce or ranch dressing are the top picks. —Kimberly Farmer, Wichita, Kansas

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