My Wisest Kid and Vegetarian Meatloaf Muffins–Kid Approved

Youngest child thinks she is the Wisest kid in the world. She might be–as the youngest she knew that any special requests had to be pretty easy and she had to be persistent. She was the first child I had who demanded a single food and that single food was: CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP. She preferred Campbell’s Mega Noodle, but any Campbell’s chicken noodle soup (Each can has 32 feet of noodles!) would do. Double noodle, kid character shapes, plain old chicken noodle. That was it. The guaranteed favorite soup. I wasn’t able to find a picture of her eating her favorite soup as a wee one. It was one of those ordinary everyday things that you just didn’t photograph. (and I mean EVERY DAY!) So, I took some pictures of her holding a can of it. She squee’d when she saw it! Seriously. At her age she was still taken by a can of soup. Mega Noodle Spokesmodel

Kid in her

It even brought out the kid in her.

But Campbell’s soup is like that, and as a fan of old cookbooks, I know that Campbell’s has been good for family friendly meals for over 144 years! Now, you may not know that the secret to getting a picky eater to eat veggies is to provide a dip like–Campbell’s Tomato Soup. You might not be like me and disguise all nature of things with a can of Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup. You can get ideas like that by going to their recipe website Campbell’s Recipe Destination. Better than that if you have fussy eaters–or just need some variety–check out The Wisest Kid in the Whole World™ where Campbell’s provides some fun recipes most kids won’t refuse…and you can ask the wisest kid in the world questions.  

Now the other daughter still at home has run into a problem. You see, her favorite recipe in the world is made with Campbell’s tomato soup–but it is also made with meat–my special meatloaf. I kept putting off a way to make MY meatloaf into something to meet her vegetarian lifestyle. But I did it. She was excited.

Campbell's Tomato Spokesmodel

I even made it in kid friendly muffin size. That makes it easy to serve. You can even top with a frosting of mashed potatoes or serve with ketchup to dip it in. 

Vegetarian Meatloaf Muffins

finished meatloaf muffins


  • 1 bag soy crumbles (from the frozen section)
  • 1 1/2 cups crumbled cheese crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can Campbell's Tomato Soup
  • 3/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste


  1. Thaw soy crumbles. (not completely necessary but I find it makes mixing easier)
  2. Add egg
  3. Add cracker crumbs, thyme, and salt
  4. Add can of Campbell's Tomato Soup
  5. Mix together--this can be done with a spoon instead of with hands as is the traditional method in this house.
  6. Grease a standard size 12 muffin tin. Divide mixture among the cups.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until done.
  8. Let stand for 5 min before serving (or it will fall apart a bit)
  9. Frost with mashed potatoes or serve with ketchup (or tomato soup) for dip.

So go to Campbell’s and ask what the wisest kid has to say and try some of the recipes. You will love it.

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