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Volcano meatloaf is a dinner that the kids will love. It’s education in the oven! Turn these mini meatloaves into the ring of fire.
Volcano Meatloaf the Kids will Love
Need a little dinner fun? Check out my volcano meatloaf recipe. It’s not only kid-friendly in taste, but total fanciful food fun the kids will love (and remember)!
When my boys were young, and into volcanoes, the stratovolcano was their favorite. After all, the stratovolcano is the most commonly shared volcano in children’s books, etc. I have enjoyed ‘being a kid’ right along side of my children’s youth. I typically took their theme of choice, which was often changing, and ran with it to the best of my abilities to do crafts, projects, etc. As a foodie, I often brought their interests alive in the form of food.
So, why not build a volcano for dinner? And, even better, why not form it into the RING of FIRE? After all, food is fun!
Here is my printable Volcano Meatloaf Recipe for your convenience;
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ¾ cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs, Whole Wheat Seasoned
- 1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ½ cup shredded zucchini
- True Made Sugar Free ketchup
- 4 oz. Colby Jack cheese, shredded
Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees
Mix the ground turkey, bread crumbs, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt, pepper, carrots and zucchini together thoroughly. Separate the meat mixture into five equal parts.
Shape each meat part into the shape of a stratovolcano. Place the mini volcanoes side by side in a 13” x 9” pan to form a ring of volcanoes (the ring of fire).
Use your thumb to leave an indent in the top of each volcano at least two inches deep.
Fill each indent with ketchup; drizzling the ketchup down the sides slightly.
Bake the “Ring of Fire” for approximately 40 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle the tops of the “volcanoes” with cheese. Drizzle some of the cheese down the sides and let the “Ring of Fire” bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
Show your family the “Ring of Fire” before serving individual volcanoes for dinner.
This kid-friendly oven roasted potato recipe goes perfect with you volcano dinner. We call them ‘Lava Ashed Potatoes’ at our house. Click here to grab the recipe!
Volcano Meatloaf and a Movie?
Dinner and a movie = family fun! We are selecting How to Train Your Dragon to go along with your volcano meatloaf dinner. Dragons and volcanoes go together; right?
- Did you know that 90% of all volcanoes exist within the “Ring of Fire,” located along the edges of the Pacific Ocean?
- The seismic activity that takes place in the Ring of Fire region is direct result of the collision of crustal plates in the earth.
- There are three main types of volcanoes; strato, shield and dome.
Want more volcano facts to share with the kids? Here’s a link to read and discuss from