Entree · Poultry · Under 500 calories

Cranberry Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes With Mashed Potato Frosting And Cranberry Sauce Topping

I believe that food should never be boring. I am in my mid-twenties and still enjoy playing with my food- and I don’t anticipate that ever stopping. 

This past week I was doing my usual grocery store ad scrolling and saw a fantastic deal on Michigan cranberries. Ding Ding Ding! 

So festive and so many ideas came to mind, so I immediately added them to my list. 

The first recipe I made were these adorb holiday dinner inspire cupcakes. They’re so cute I almost didn’t want to eat them… Almost..

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They were very simple to make and made dinner time much more fun. Fantastic for both kids and adults alike.  cc2

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Cranberry Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes With Mashed Potato Frosting And Cranberry Sauce Topping

Yield: 2, 2 cupcake servings

Ingredients

2 medium potatoes

  • 1 cup fresh, raw cranberries
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used cashew)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and scrub potatoes. Cube them and place them in a large pot of water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, ~20-25 minutes.
  3. While the potatoes are boiling, combine cranberries, water, and sugar into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook for ~5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cranberries will pop and the mixture will reduce by about half, becoming thick. Set aside.
  4. For the cupcakes, in a large bowl combine 2-3 tbsp prepared cranberry sauce, turkey, egg white, oats, onion, Worcestershire sauce, & 1 tsp garlic powder. 
  5. Lightly grease a muffin pan and spread turkey mixture evenly between 4 muffin molds. 
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes in the muffin pan. 
  7. Then, take the turkey out of the muffin pan and place on a cookie sheet, cooking for an additional 3-5 minutes (this helps to get the bottoms crisper)
  8. Once potatoes are finished, mash with a potato masher, adding in 2 tbsp milk at first, adding more as necessary until desired consistency is met. Then add 1/2 tsp garlic powder and thyme. Salt & pepper if desired.
  9. Now, assemble cupcakes, place a large dollop of mashed potatoes on top of each turkey cupcake, then top with remaining cranberry sauce. 
  10. Dig in!

Nutrition Information Per 2 cupcakes: 418 calories, 9g fat, 60g carbohydrate, 30g protein

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