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Mini Meatloaf
Kids Cooking Party



Try mini meatloaves for a fun meatloaf kids cooking party. Kids will love this hands on cooking project and being able to eat their finished product.

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For this meatloaf kids cooking party, you will want to write down the meatloaf recipes below. Create one for each child that will be at the party. We have two different recipes to choose from below. This will give them each a chance to follow the recipe while they are preparing the menu. It is also a good idea to include an extra one for them to take home, one that won't get messy. They can impress their own family with what they learned at the cooking party.

It is also a good idea to write the menu on a sheet of paper hung on the wall or chalkboard. You can even make this look like a restaurant menu.

Once you know the number of children coming go through the list of things needed especially utensils, bowls, etc. If you need extra ask friends or family if you can borrow some items for a meatloaf kids cooking party.

Items Needed for a Meatloaf
Kids Cooking Party:

  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Spoons- one for each child for mixing and a few extras if needed
  • 1-2 set of teaspoons
  • 1-2 set of tablespoons
  • 1-2 set of cups
  • Actual recipe ingredients
  • Paper plates, cups and eating utensils
  • Plastic gloves for mixing meatloaf or if using hands just make sure everyone washes hands well
  • Kitchen mallet or rolling pin(s) for crushing stuffing
  • Mini loaf pans one for each child -any mini pans will work if you have different shapes or sizes
  • Meat thermometer

Meatloaf Kids Cooking Party
Planning To Do List:

Two weeks ahead:
  • Send out invitations
  • Order/sew/buy aprons or chef hats


  • One week ahead:
  • Make your shopping list for the party
  • Decide on which meatloaf recipe you'd like to make
  • Buy non perishable items, goody bags and any craft supplies you need if you are decorating aprons or hats
  • Prepare chef hats ahead of time


  • Several days ahead:
  • Put your goody bags together
  • Get a final number of how many children are coming to the party


  • Two days before:
  • Do your grocery shopping for the remaining items


  • Day before:
  • Prepare cooking party cake if you are having one
  • Line kitchen tables or any large table with a plastic tablecloth or white butcher paper.


  • Morning of party:
  • Set up table with cooking items
  • If using the Swiss meatloaf cook bacon ahead of time


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Mini Meat Loaf Recipe

Choose one of these easy meat loaf recipes for the mini meatloaf kids cooking party.

ingredients for meatloaf

BBQ meatloaf
1 egg, beaten
1/3 Cup milk
1/3 Cup Barbecue sauce, divided, leave some for the top
½ Cup crushed stuffing
1 Tablespoon onion soup mix
1 ¼ lbs. Ground beef
Mini loaf pans
This meatloaf kids cooking party will be a team effort at first as we will be mixing ingredients all in one bowl. If you have a larger party 4 or more. Double the recipe and make two teams. Place ½-1 cup stuffing mix in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or kitchen mallet. Work together as a team taking turns adding and stirring ingredients together.

Add meat to a mixing bowl, then add egg, milk, barbecue sauce, crushed stuffing, and onion soup mix. Stir ingredients together until well combined, either with a spoon or with hands. The best method for combining meatloaf is with your hands. You can use plastic gloves if you would like otherwise make sure everyone washes their hands well. Give each child a mini loaf pan and grease the pans with shortening or cooking spray. Have them shape their meatloaf into the pan. Spread a little barbecue sauce on the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and test with a meat thermometer. While waiting for all meatloaves to cook, prepare a dessert or other recipe you have planned, decorate aprons, chef hats or play cooking games.

Swiss Meatloaf
This recipe will make about 6 mini loaves.
1/2 bacon strips cooked and crumbled
1 egg, beaten
1/3 Cup butter crackers crushed
1/2 Cup Swiss cheese
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 lb. Ground beef
Mini loaf pans
To make the meatloaf this will be a team effort as we will be mixing ingredients all in one bowl. If you have a larger party 4 or more. Double the recipe and make two teams. Place butter crackers in a plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or kitchen mallet. Shred Swiss cheese into a small bowl and set some aside for topping at the end.

Work together as a team taking turns adding and stirring ingredients together. Add meat to a mixing bowl, then add egg, crushed crackers, shredded cheese and pepper. Stir ingredients together until well combined, either with a spoon or with hands. The best method for combining meatloaf is with your hands. You can use plastic gloves if you would like otherwise make sure everyone washes their hands well. Give each child a mini loaf pan and grease the pans with shortening or cooking spray. Have them shape their meatloaf into the pan. Sprinkle bacon and cheese on top of each loaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and test with a meat thermometer.

While waiting for all meatloaves to cook, prepare a dessert or other recipe you have planned, decorate aprons, chef hats or play cooking games.

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