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Meatloaf "Cupcakes"

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These cute individual "cupcake" meatloaves are fun to eat, with their mashed potato frosting and catsup cherry. This is a guide about meatloaf "cupcakes".


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January 26, 2016

Who says you can't play with your food? Have a little fun with boring meatloaf by shaping them like cupcakes! Top with mashed potatoes and a dot of ketchup on top. Gave everyone a laugh when I served it. It could also be a cute April Fool's dinner for the family.

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 16 individual cupcakes


  • 1 1/2 lb ground meat (I used beef)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • pinch of your favorite spices (I use fresh basil, garlic, cumin)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 egg
  • instant mashed potatoes for "icing
  • ketchup


  1. Mix together meat with spices, egg, and bread crumbs.
  2. Form into small balls the size of your palm, and add to muffin tins.
  3. Cook at 375 degrees F for 30 to 45 minutes or until done to your liking.
  4. Whip up some mashed potatoes (not shown here since I made them from scratch).
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  6. Place one big dollop of potatoes on top of individual meatballs. You may use a pastry bag if you really want them to look like icing. I used an ice scoop.
  7. Dot the mashed potatoes with a "cherry" of ketchup on top.

Note: I actually froze one tray of six for later use since we were only 3 people and didn't need all those 'cupcakes' at one meal.

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January 28, 20160 found this helpful

I'm going to try this with my 3 yr old grand-daughter who spends the entire day with me from 5:30am > 6pm. She won't eat an evening meal........ She loves fruit . ( and sweets of course ). I may even place them in pretty "frozen" cupcake papers. Wish me luck. :)

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