8.14.2009

Turkey Meatloaf "Cupcakes" with Buttermilk Mashed Potato "Frosting"!

I lost track of time for my bloggy friend's recipe for this week. Sorry all! I have some things I'd like to make so maybe I'll put something together over the weekend instead.

Now, on with the show!

I've seen these meatloaf cupcakes here and there lately and thought they were just about one of the coolest ideas ever! I thought they would be especially fun for my kids.

I chose to make turkey meatloaf for these cuties.



Here is what went into the meatloaf cupcakes:

1 1/4 lb ground turkey
2/3 or so cup panko bread crumbs
2 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (Wow! I spelled it right the very first time! Yay me!)
2 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg
salt and pepper to taste



Mix all ingredients thoroughly and spoon into muffin tins. You'll want them filled to the top of each cup. I got 10 cups out of this mix.

One recipe I saw called for instant mashed potatoes and I can see how that would be a little easier for piping the "frosting" on top of each "cupcake" but I don't care for the taste of instant so I used the real thing.



For the potato frosting I used:

5 medium sized Yukons, peeled
low fat buttermilk
2-3 tbsp butter
salt and pepper

Cut each potato into 8-10 equal pieces. Place into a pot and cover with water, bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally until tender. Whip potatoes with butter. Add buttermilk until desired consistency is reached. Salt and pepper to taste.

Place the potatoes into a frosting bag and using a fairly large attachment, decorate the top of each "cupcake".

You can top your "cupcakes" with anything you desire. I used diced red peppers but chives, peas, green onions or even cheese would also be fun.

Playing with food makes me feel like a kid again! ;0)

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36 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

These are too cute!

Krista said...

Cool! What a great way to serve up meatloaf. They look yummy too!

Jenn said...

Haha...brilliant! For a second there I was confused as I thought you made a real cupcake and added some turn turkey mealoaf into it. Note sure where my mind is today.

Looks delish. Love the mash potato frosting. You'll definitely fool others with this!

KennyT said...

Fun and delicious, this is so cool!!!

Little Miss Baker said...

oh this is so creative! You are always so creative and I always look forward to seeing what you have that is new and delish :)

Kate said...

How fun! Since I have no small children at home any longer, festive for a buffet!

Molly said...

This is total genius. I love meatloaf with mashed potatoes on top anyway and to make them serving sized? Awesome. I will be trying this!

doggybloggy said...

you kick a well grown donkey! (I wanted to say ass but I am keeping this G) You are the coolest!

Dustjacket Attic said...

They are the cutest little things ;)
xxx

Judy said...

what a great idea! super fun and cute!

Denise said...

This is so freakin cute and really genious. My kids might actually eat this.

Denise said...

This is so freakin cute and really genious. My kids might actually eat this.

Donna-FFW said...

How fun to eat!

Joyce said...

Cute twist on a cupcake. Think I will give the recipe a try as I like the addition of zukes:)
Joyce

Katy ~ said...

Oh my gosh! Too cute and so fun!

pigpigscorner said...

That's very creative!

Palidor said...

That's cute! I like when food is disguised as something completely opposite.

Stephanie said...

Now I definitely have a sweet tooth and love a chocolate cupcake with buttercream... but,

...these are my kind of cupcakes! :-) YUM!

♥peachkins♥ said...

great idea! disguising the meatloaf as cupcake.... it's a cute meal.

girlichef said...

I love these...I actually make turkey meatloaf in cupcake form often...but have never thought to put the mashers on as frosting...for sure i'm going to next time...so fun!

noble pig said...

I've done something siilar for April Fools Day...so cute.

Bellini Valli said...

These really do make a wonderful presentation. Love this idea!!!

Joanne said...

I saw a recipe like this on the Rachel Ray show once and thought it was the cutest thing ever! I like that you used turkey. Adorable AND delicious.

Angie's Recipes said...

Delicious! Potato frosting sounds very interesting!

Angie's Recipes

Linda said...

I saw these on TV from a place in Chicago....they were sooo cool!

Suzi said...

These are a great idea and I can't wait to try them, but where is your Print Recipe button? Is it too much of a pain to add each time?

Lisa said...

Very fun! I love the creativity of cupcakes in general but I would have never thought of this. Great idea for kids.

Pam said...

So cute! It's like individual sheperd's pies.

Chow and Chatter said...

i adore this it needs an award will add a tasty award to my blog for this right now LOL Rebecca

Julia said...

G.E.N.I.U.S.

Cathy said...

What a great idea. Kids of any age would enjoy this way to serve meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Very clever, Kim.

Faith said...

These are so adorable! I love foods that look like one thing and are really another...I agree, it makes me feel like a kid again!

Mary said...

I really taken with these. I'll bet they are a hit with small children. They really are cute.

Reeni♥ said...

These are so cute!! I love them!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a cute idea! I'm definitely making them for my family!

Medifast Coupons said...

Awesome buttermilk frosting. I can't wait to try your meatloaf cupcakes, thanks.

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