Meatloaf “Cupcakes” with Mashed Potato “Frosting”

SONY DSCAre these meatloaf cupcakes adorable or what?! I was very excited with how they turned out! I  have been wanting to make a meatloaf since I haven’t made that in a while and since my kids won’t eat it I thought I would make these cupcakes instead thinking that the presentation would help. What was I thinking? I knew better than that, they still wouldn’t touch them, even though I used a whole different recipe than my usual leaving out the carrots and such that they won’t touch. They did eat  mashed potatoes, not the potatoes that touched the cupcakes, but the extra mashed potatoes! Gotta love the stinkers! They came out really good and my husband and I enjoyed them! We had them with peas that I put honey and butter in and with my Rosemary Olive Oil bread that I made today, that will be another post, I am addicted to bread making now! Here is my simple meatloaf recipe that I made tonight which in most homes I think would be pretty kid friendly, lol!


2 lbs of ground beef

1 small onion grated

1 egg

1 cup of dry Italian bread crumbs

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp Parsley

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tbsp garlic powder

Directions (so easy)

In a large mixing bowl mix together all ingredients until very well blended, using your hands to really mix it well is best. (hint, remove rings first!) When it’s all mixed place loaf mix into a cupcake pan filling each slot equally to the top. This makes 12 meatloaf cupcakes. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and top with the mashed potatoes.

Before starting the meatloaf, peel the potatoes and chop into chunks then place in water in a large pan. Start the potatoes when you start cooking the meatloaf. When the potatoes are soft and boiled enough drain the water the add 3 tbsp butter and milk (amount of milk varies, get the texture you like, light and fluffy is what you want!) When the potatoes are mashed spread them onto each loaf cupcake like frosting then top with a little parsley!


29 thoughts on “Meatloaf “Cupcakes” with Mashed Potato “Frosting”

  1. My sympathies. I have one like that. The other is a model child who tries everything and likes most things. One problem with the mashed potatoes you served is the little green things. The kids would pick them out or not eat the potatoes at all! The food processor was my best friend! The picky guy is getting better (he’s 7 now…). But still a ways to go :). Good luck! And don’t cave!

    • You know what’s funny, my husband did exactly that and sprinkled the peas over his! I took pictures but promised I wouldn’t post it, hehe. When I was young I would always mix my peas and potatoes together, I never had the “food can’t touch” disorder, lol! Ok, so sometimes I still do that, there, I’m honest! Thanks for telling me about Our growing edge. I have been invited to participate in things like this before and I’m very technically challenged,sigh, and I want to participate so badly but it takes me forever to figure out how! I’m going to work on that! Sounds fun, thanks!

    • That is hilarious!!! I always wonder how people can be vegetarians, I love vegetarian food (ok, well all food!) but sometimes I just need that pink juicy red meat and I could never live without chicken! haha. I hope you like them when you can try them! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. What a fun, well put-together dinner! We love meatloaf and I think I’ll do it up this way next time. My son will love it. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, now I’m glad I found yours!

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