Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Skinny Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes & Not-So-Skinny Mashed Potato Frosting

These are the cutest and most delicious little things I have ever made.
Perfect sized.
Great for portion control!

but...I change it up a little bit.

Here's what you need:
1 package of Ground Turkey
2 tablespoons of Onion, minced
1/2 cup of Seasoned Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup of Ketchup
1 Egg
1 tablespoon of Salt
Foil Muffin Tins

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, onion, breadcrumbs, ketchup, egg, and salt.

3. Thoroughly mix and combine with your hands.
*take your jewelry off*

4. Place the muffin tins into your pan. 

5. Using a spoon or your hands, take a small amount of the meatloaf mixture and place into the foil tins. 
Use a spoon to make sure that the tops of the "cupcakes" are flat and not too lumpy.

6. Pop them in the oven on 350 for 20 mins. After the timer goes off, turn the heat up to 400 degrees and cook them for 5-8 more minutes. This makes the tops of the "cupcakes" a little browned and crispy.

For the Mashed Potatoes:
A bag of Yukon Gold Potatoes
4 cloves of Garlic
2 tablespoons of fresh Thyme
Salt & Pepper

1. Start by washing, peeling, and chopping the potatoes into cubes.

2. Put the potatoes into a large pot. Submerge them in water and boil. After the water begins to boil, turn the heat down to a simmer, cover, and cook until they are fork tender. Then, drain them from the water.

3. Put the potatoes back into the pot and press the garlic into the pot or mince the garlic and then add it.

4. Add the thyme, a splash of milk, a half a stick of butter, salt, and pepper.

5. Grab a masher and start mashing!

6. I usually add more butter, just saying.

I usually start the potatoes first and have them boiling in the pot of water before I start the meatloaf cupcakes.

That way I am usually done mashing the potatoes right as the cupcakes are coming out of the oven.

I was in a hurry when I made this so I didn't frost the potatoes onto the cupcakes but it is super easy!

Take a small sized Ziploc, not a sandwich bag, and fill it halfway with the mashed potatoes. 

Twist the top of the bag just like you would a bag of icing. 

Cut one of the bottom corners of the bag off. Start with a small hole. You can always make it larger if you need to.

Keep twisting the top of the bag to give the potatoes some pressure to push out the corner and pipe it onto your meatloaf cupcakes.

It's too easy and it looks so cute!
These meatloaf cupcakes and mashed potato frosting are the perfect thing to serve at a dinner party. 
Cook the meatloaf cupcakes and mashed potatoes ahead of time.
When it's time to eat, pipe the potato frosting on and pop them in the oven to heat up. 
The potato frosting will brown slightly and look so yummy!

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