Meatloaf & Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Savory meatloaf and mashed potato cupcakes are the perfect fun, silly, snacky, appetizer-y bites when you get that meatloaf itch.

Photo by LauraMae P.
Meatloaf cupcakes topped with mashed potatoes, bacon bits and chopped chives.

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

40

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    teaspoon olive oil

  • 1

    cup onion, finely chopped

  • 1/2

    cup carrot, finely chopped

  • 1

    teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 1

    cup ketchup, divided

  • 1 1/2

    pounds ground beef, extra lean

  • 1

    cup bread crumbs

  • 2

    tablespoons prepared mustard

  • 1

    teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2

    large eggs

  • Cooking spray

  • MASHED POTATOES:

  • 4

    cups cubed peeled Yukon gold potato, about 2 pounds

  • 1/4

    cup 2% reduced-fat milk

  • 1/4

    cup low-fat sour cream

  • 3

    tablespoons butter

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • GARNISH:

  • 3

    tablespoons chopped chives

  • 4

    pieces of bacon cooked and them chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool. Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl. Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°F. Let stand for 5 minutes. While the meatloaf is cooking, make the mashed potatoes. Place potato in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain. Put potatoes into a ricer for best results. Return potato to pan. Add milk and remaining ingredients; stir with a spoon to desired consistency. If they are not creamy enough for you, add up to 1/4 cup more milk—although they need to be stiff enough to pipe on top. Put the potatoes into a pastry bag with a wide star tip and pipe the mashed potatoes on top of the meatloaf.  Sprinkle with bacon crumbles and chopped chives.

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