Mummy meatloaf

I saw this idea last year in Family Fun magazine and tried it, and to my surprise my girls actually ate it!  Now, I'm talking about girls who previously didn't want anything to do with meat.  In fact, they renamed the meatloaf "mommy cake".  They really don't know what a mummy is, I guess they think I'm saying mommy?  Anyways, this makes for a nice warm and festive meal to give your kids before they head out in the cold to go trick-or-treating.

You can use your favorite meatloaf recipe {or try this one that I love} and shape it with your hands to look somewhat like a mummy.  I could have done a better job, but you get the idea. 


 3 Tbsp. light molasses
Here's my mummy all ready for the oven.
3 Tbsp. prepared mustard
3 Tbsp. vinegar
4 Tbsp. catsup
1 c. milk
2 unbeaten eggs
1 env. dried onion soup mix
3 c. bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. oregano
3 lb.  ground beef {I actually used 2 lb. ground turkey here}

 Bake 1 1/2 hours at 350 degrees F.  Cover with the following sauce the last 10 minutes.

Mix for the sauce:

1/4 melted margarine
1/4 c. sour cream
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 c. catsup
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. vinegar
Dash of Worcestershire sauce

After the meatloaf is completely cooked, add strips of sliced white cheese in a "wrapped" pattern and add some sliced olives for the eyes.  Depending on the type of cheese you use, it will either melt right on the hot meatloaf or you may stick it back in the oven for a minute or two to let it melt a little.

What other festive foods do you like to make for Halloween?  We also like to do a dinner baked inside a pumpkin I plan to share next week!


  1. oo very fun! Sammy might actually eat it then.. he too doesn't really care for meat!

  2. What a great idea! Thanks for following, I'm following you back!

  3. Really cute idea! It turned out great - thanks for linking up!

  4. What a cute idea. Maybe I should make this for Halloween dinner instead of the usual mummy hot dogs!!

  5. This is great! My son would absolutely adore this, and my husband would probably love the addition of cheese to my meatloaf. I have to try this. Thank you so much for sharing. Yours looks really yummy!

  6. This is totally awesome Brooke. I'm so glad I stopped by to check it out. You are totally the sort of mom I aspire to be. Your kids must've been so excited when they saw this.

  7. I love this! What a great idea for a Halloween dinner.

  8. This is super cute! My son would love all the cheese.

  9. That is SO cute! I love making playful lunches & snacks and am always on the lookout for new ideas. Thanks for sharing!!
    I would love for you to link up at

  10. oh, how super cute is this!!!! I wonder if my girls would try it - they are not meat fans unless they are chicken nugget shaped :)

    you must share this on the sunday showcase -


  11. Visiitng from Living Life Intentionaly Linky Party and i LOVE this! THANKS FOR SHARING IT.

  12. This is awesome. very cool. hopped over from Living Life Intentionally Linky Party.

  13. This is adorable!! I might actually be able to pull this off!

  14. We love meatloaf and this would be an awesome dinner idea. Thanks so much for linking it up to my Halloween Party. I'm featuring it today in my latest Five Fun Ideas post.

    Laura @ Come Together Kids

  15. New follower from the Friday link...Love this idea, looks like I found dinner for Sunday night! Thanks!

  16. I love this idea! Look at all that cheese!

    Thank you for linking to the Halloween Traditions link up!

  17. I just wanted to let you know that I featured you at – how could I not it was so creative!! Feel free to grab a featured button if you like. Thanks again for linking up & I can’t wait to see what else you link up!!!

  18. Just saw this featured in TGIF Linky Party - this is amazing! I am going to make this!



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