Want to get your kids to eat?
Grab them and get in the kitchen and make these fun recipes together!
Back by popular demand…
Here is the recipe that started it all!
I couldn’t get the boys to eat meatloaf and mashed potatoes!
So foolish considering that they like everything in that dish.
But they wouldn’t actually put it in their mouth sooooo….
We came up with a fun way to make them together.
Meatloaf Cupcakes were born!
Here’s a lighter turkey meatloaf version…we’re slimming down for summer!
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 ½ lbs ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ c bread crumbs
2 T Worcestershire sauce
¾ c chili sauce (you can use ketchup too)
½ c onions, finely chopped
½ c carrots, finely chopped
½ c mushrooms, finely chopped
½ c red pepper, finely chopped
½ c canned fried onion strips
1 lb russet potatoes peeled and cubed
½ c milk
3 T sour cream
2 T butter
WHAT TO DO:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Place your peeled cubed potatoes in large pot of cold water over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender (about 8-10 minutes after water boils depending on the size of your cubes).
In a large bowl combine ground turkey, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, chili sauce, onions, carrots, mushrooms, red pepper, fried onions and S&P. Mix together with your hands until combined. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray. Mold your meatloaf mixture into cupcake sized balls and place in muffin pan. You’ll get about 8-10 cupcakes. Place in oven and cook at 375 for about 25-30 minutes.
Drain your potatoes and return to pan. Pour in your milk, sour cream and butter, and season with S&P. Using a hand mixer whip your potatoes until smooth and set aside to cool a bit. Take a large plastic Ziploc bag (or a pastry bag if you have one) and cut a small hole in the bottom corner. Spoon your mashed potatoes into the bag then pipe out the potato on top of the meatloaves to look like frosting on a cupcake. Serve ‘em up hot, who doesn’t love cupcakes? Especially for dinner!
Meaty Morsel: Decorate the tops of your cupcakes with BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, anything you or your kids can think of. Let them have fun with this, they’ll have more fun eating it!