Sunday, March 4, 2012

Skinny Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting

Aren't these meatloaf cupcakes the cutest? I saw them on Pinterest and then realized they came from one of my favorite cooking blogs, Gina's Skinny Taste. I modified the recipe from Gina's a bit because I didn't have zucchini or fresh thyme, but they still turned out great. My favorite part was the mashed potato frosting. They are a fun, unique way to eat your meat and potatoes.

Skinny Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Frosting
From Skinny
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Makes six cupcakes
For the Meatloaf Cupcakes
1.3 pound lean ground turkey 
1 cup grated zucchini, moisture squeezed out and patted dry (I omitted this)
2 tablespoon onion, minced
1/2 cup season breadcrumbs (I used a combination of Panko and seasoned)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 egg
1 tablespoon kosher salt
For the Mashed Potato Frosting 
1 lb potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon cream cheese
2 tablespoons chicken broth
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon light butter
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon fresh thyme or chives 

Put the potatoes in a large pot with salt and enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain and return potatoes to pot. Add garlic, sour cream, and remaining ingredeints. Using a masher or blender, mash until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with foil liners (I just used large cardboard muffin liners). In a large bowl mix the turkey, zucchini, onions, breadcrumbs, ketchup, egg,and salt.
Place meatloaf mixture into muffin tins, making sure they are flat at the top. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through. Pipe the mashed potato frosting onto the cupcakes, peel from the muffin liners and serve. 


  1. Thank you for posting this! I'm always looking for ways to change up my meatloaf. This is absolutely perfect.

  2. These are adorable! My husband will love 'em. :)

  3. This is my kind of skinny!



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