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Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Icing

meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato icing Side Dish
Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Potato Icing
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 18

Turn the idea of a traditional cupcake upside down with this clever recipe. After savoring these meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato "icing," you may never make meatloaf the same way again. MORE+ LESS-

Paula Jones
Updated October 27, 2015
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Ingredients

Meatloaf

2
eggs, beaten
2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
1
small red onion, finely chopped
1
tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2/3
cup ketchup
2
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper

Mashed Potatoes

6
large potatoes, peeled, cubed
1/4
cup herb butter
1/4
to 1/2 cup milk
Salt and pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 18 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix Meatloaf ingredients until well combined. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups, pressing mixture down firmly.
  • 3
    Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160°F. Cool slightly in muffin cups.
  • 4
    While loaves are baking, in 3-quart saucepan, place potatoes in generously salted cold water. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cook potatoes until fork-tender. Drain; return to saucepan. Add butter and 1/4 cup milk; mash until creamy and smooth, adding more milk as necessary. Season with salt and pepper. Make sure mashed potatoes are creamy and smooth so they can be piped onto meatloaves.
  • 5
    Place potatoes in 10-inch decorating bag without tip. Starting at outside of loaf and in circular motion, pipe potatoes onto each meatloaf. If desired, garnish with additional parsley. Remove from muffin cups.

  • If you cannot find herb butter in your market, use 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs such as basil, parsley or oregano with the 1/4 cup butter. If you are using dried herbs, use only 1 teaspoon.
  • If you do not have a decorating bag, substitute a resealable food-storage plastic bag and cut off one bottom corner.
  • If you would like your potatoes to have a little texture, once you have piped the potatoes onto the meatloaves, place the muffin pans under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • You can use foil muffin cups to line the pans for easy removal of the meatloaves, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
19%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
4g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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