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10 recipes you can make in a muffin tin (that aren't muffins)

Your trusty muffin tin has seen you through many a bake sale. But let's switch gears and take it from sweet to savoury with these muffin-shaped recipes. We hope you like frittata!

By Amy Valm

10 recipes you can make in a muffin tin (that aren't muffins)

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Make this in your muffin tin

Oatmeal Meat Loaf Muffins with Horseradish Frosting

Swap decadant cupcakes for a more savoury morsel, care of these mini meat loaves. The horseradish icing is a nice touch. But ketchup is a totally acceptable garnish, too. We know your kid’s life. Get the recipe: Oatmeal Meat Loaf Muffins with Horseradish Frosting

mini meatloaf muffins

Mini Spanish Tortillas

Here’s chorizo, potatoes and paprika are swimming in an eggy mixture. Thanks to that muffin tin of yours, you’ve got a perfectly portable breakfast. Get the recipe: Mini Spanish Tortillas

muffin tin with mini quichesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Little British Beef Pies

Use puff pastry to line the wells of your muffin tin for easy pies every time. Fill it up with a savoury beef mixture that includes bacon, mushrooms and balsamic! Get the recipe: Little British Beef Pies 

10 recipes you can make in a muffin tin (that aren't muffins)Photo: Roberto Caruso

Red Pepper and Cheddar Frittata

The beauty of a frittata, or any egg-based dish, is that it’s adaptable to what you’ve got lingering in the fridge. We love this red pepper and cheese combo. Get the recipe: Red Pepper and Cheddar Frittata

closeup of a small frittataPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Fancy Eggs and Toast Cups

The name might suggest elegance and a need for skills, but this pretty breakfast cup is totally something your kid can make. Stuff flattened bread into a muffin tin well to act as the base for that dippy egg and herbed Boursin (yeah, it’s got Boursin, that’s why it’s fancy!). Get the recipe: Fancy Eggs and Toast Cups

egg and salmon on toast

Breakfast Frittatas

Back it up, wide load coming through! A wide load of eggs, bacon, chives and Gruyere, that is. Meep, meep. Get the recipe: Breakfast Frittatas

Circular frittatas displayed in toy cars

Zucchini and Feta Frittata

Oh, here’s a sweet little frittata again, this time with grated zucchini and salty feta cheese. Look how perfect it fits in the bento box. Portable lunches and breakfasts are the best! Get the recipe: Zucchini and Feta Frittata

Zucchini and feta frittata in a bento boxPhoto: Erik Putz

Stuffed Mini Deep-Dish Pizzas

You could call your local pizza joint, or you could make deep-dish at home via rolled-up pizza dough and your trusty muffin tin. Fill it up with whatever pizza toppings bring you the greatest joy. We like cheese on cheese on cheese on cheese. Get the recipe: Stuffed Mini Deep-Dish Pizzas

Muffin tin with tiny deep-dish pizzas topped with torn basilPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Cauliflower Frittata

Hark, here is another frittata. This one has cauliflower, but it’s so chill and flexible, it wouldn’t be mad if you tried adding something like deli turkey and cheddar, or smoked salmon and dill. This little muffin tin frittata is your oyster, man. Get the recipe: Cauliflower Frittata

closeup of a small frittataPhoto: Maya Visnyei

Lentil and Beef Mini Loaves

This isn’t your average meat loaf. With lentils mixed in with the beef, you get an extra dose of protein. It’s kinder to your wallet, too. Get the recipe: Lentil and Beef Mini Loaves

plate with meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beansPhoto: Roberto Caruso

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