Gluten Free Italian Meatloaf Muffins

Gluten Free Italian Meatloaf Muffins With Roasted Veggies & Pecans

Red Sun Farms
Featured In WTFCF Season 2, Episode 01: Tomatoes From The Ceiling.
These gluten free delights are the perfect portion size and packed full of flavor. Your muffin tin isn’t just for muffin’s anymore.
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Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 8 lightly-coated muffin cups


Meatloaf Muffins

  • 4 cups spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 can (14½ ounce) low-sodium cannellini beans, drained and divided in half
  • 2 tablespoons Italian dressing
  • 1 pound ground beef, extra lean
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 Red Sun Farms® tomato, cut into 8 slices

Roasted Veggies & Pecans

  • 1 pound asparagus, tough ends removed
  • 2 medium Red Sun Farms® bell peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • ¼ cup pecans



  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Bring 4 cups of water to boil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add 4 cups spinach to a large bowl and top with boiling water. Let sit for 2 minutes and drain well.
  • To the spinach add half of the beans and mash with fork.
  • Add remaining beans, 2 tablespoons Italian dressing, and 1 pound ground beef. Mix well.
  • Scoop meat mixture into 8 lightly coated muffin cups.
  • Top each cup with 1 tablespoon tomato sauce and 1 slice of tomato.
  • Place muffins pan on baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until internal temperature reach 165ºF.

Roasted Nutty Veggies

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Combine in baking dish, add 1 pound asparagus, 2 sliced and seeded bell peppers, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven.
  • Add to baking dish 1 clove sliced garlic and ¼ cup pecans. Combine gently. Return to oven. Continue to bake for 8 to 11 minutes or until tender and crisp.


    About the Author

    Red Sun Farms is an unprecedented group of owners, growers, and service professionals in the greenhouse industry. The farm’s mission is to grow and promote true greenhouse vegetables and quality to customers, communities, and stakeholders. Red Sun Farms is the largest fully integrated high tech greenhouse in North America. Their final goal - being the leader in the greenhouse industry.