Volcano Meatloaf the Kids will Love

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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.

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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;


Volcano Meatloaf

Volcano Meatloaf


  • 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.


What do you serve with Volcano Meatloaf?

Kid Friendly Oven Roasted Potato Recipe to Bake

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?  

Volcano Facts!

  • 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 


29 Comments on “Volcano Meatloaf the Kids will Love”

  1. How fun are these for a themed birthday party dinner or just to make sure the kids eat? Thanks for sharing this at my party this week Jodie! I am also featuring this post on my Facebook page ♥

    1. We loved the movie too! I guess there is spin off show now as well…the traveling show is a lot of fun if you get a chance to catch it!

      Have a great weekend ~ Jodie

    1. THANK YOU! They’re a lot of fun to serve…we only have them once in a while, but they’re always a hit & a conversation piece for certain!


  2. what a great idea! Love it! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesday at Nap-Time Creations. Do you have a place where you put link parties on your blog? I just took a quick look and didn’t see any, but I may have missed something. I would love to see a link back so I can feature you sometime :o) Hope you join this weeks party too.

    1. Hi there! I have created a list of link ups & will be posting…will be adding it as a page. It was on the September ‘to do’ list, but it didn’t quite make it up…hoping for tomorrow when my computer helper is here!!! Have a great weekend & THANKS for asking. If you do want to feature a recipe, I always add your link back on that page! 🙂 Jodie

  3. I grew up in Costa Rica, and we had beautiful dormant volcanos…but from time to time there was one that threaten to erupt….the meal sounds just so delicious…anything cheese and ketchup is a winner with my kiddos…thank you so much for sharing…xo

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by & sharing. I bet you have some amazing recipes to share having grown up in Costa Rica. I went to school with someone who was an exchange student there, fell in love with the country & went back to visit and married someone from Costa Rica. Anyway, have a WONDERFUL weekend…


  4. LOVE the idea of lava ashed potatoes. So creative. I’m sure your kids will love it. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Hope to see you tomorrow.

    1. THANK YOU! It definitely makes for a fun dinner & some entertaining conversation when friends visit…
      Have a great evening & thanks for stopping by,


    1. It was a fun show! The special effects were amazing & the kids loved it! Thanks for stopping by…have a great weekend,

      ~ Jodie

    1. Hi there! Hope you have fun making & serving them…I will definitely pop over for a visit! Have a great evening ~ Jodie

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