Meatloaf and Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes are comfort food to me. I love them! My kids love them! And I love that my kids love them! But I wanted to kid it up a little. (We eat meatloaf a lot.)

So I made my regular meatloaf. It’s nothing uber fancy. I buy the spice packet at the grocery store and ground turkey and follow the back directions. One trick is to use fresh bread to make bread crumbs, not the packaged/dried kind. If you just shred up soft bread it makes the meatloaf lighter and not super dense. I also add KC Masterpiece bar-b-que sauce. It’s my favorite and adds a lot of flavor to it.

I put the meatloaf in muffin pans to make little meatloaf muffins. (Make sure you put a cookie sheet under them in case the grease spills.)

While the little meatloafs were cooling I made the mashed potatoes. I just make the boxed mashed potatoes. Don’t get me wrong, I love homemade mashed potatoes but they take awhile to make. (How bad am I?!) But I give the boxed ones some kick by adding ranch dressing to them to make them creamier. They taste delish!

I put the mashed potatoes in my Easy Accent Decorator from Pampered Chef (I love that tool!) and there you have it… meatloaf and mashed potato cupcakes! My kids thought they were great!

They also discovered my Easy Accent Decorator and helped themselves to some mashed potatoes…

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  1. What a cute, tasty and fun idea. I sometimes add parsnips to my mash potatoes which makes it a little bit sweeter but gives the kids extra vitamins. This recipe is so much fun.

  2. My kids love these! I haven’t made them in way too long. The BBQ sauce is a great idea! I really need to get that Pampered Chef tool! Fun photos!

  3. That’s such a fun idea!

  4. OMGosh, this is just the cutest idea. Great way to get kids to eat Ü

  5. This is so cute! We eat meatloaf a lot too. I’m pretty sure my efforts would be wasted and not appreciated here. My family would just inhale them before they even looked at them. 😉

  6. Hi Erin. I love these! What a great way to serve meatloaf, especially for kids. It looks delicoius:)

    So sorry I goofed by not putting the temp on the hot dog cookies. It is 350 degrees. I hope they came out okay.

  7. CUTE idea!! Hopping over from These Creative Juices linky party.


  8. Yum! So fun! Thanks for sharing!


  9. How clever you are! They are absolutely adorable and I bet they taste DELISH! I will have to try these for my kids one night!

    Thanks again for linking up for Tasty Tuesday!

  10. I’m going to have to try this idea! I was just asking my girls what I should make for dinner tonight! This will be fun!

  11. Way too adorable! I’m so sad my kids hate potatoes (mashed or otherwise… well, french fries don’t count somehow). 🙂

  12. Those are darling!! Love the presentation. It would be fun to slip a little color into the potatoes and see my kids faces then!!!

  13. These look soo cute! My picky 2yr old may even be tempted to try them 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!!

  14. Hi Erin. I am so happy you liked the cookies! I was really worried because I goofed on the temp. Thanks for your comments. I cannot find your e.mail (probably right under my Here is a link to the cookbook. It is actually three cookbooks in one, some cute recipes in it, some just okay.

  15. What a cute idea!!

  16. What a great idea! I love my PC decorator too! You can do so many things with it, although, I’ve never thought to put mashed potatoes in it!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!

  17. No way! I’m bookmarking this!!! My kids are always asking for ‘cake’ (cupcakes)! Please join me for my latest Linky at Dragonfly Designs! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Looks like a great dinner for April Fool’s Day!

  19. Hi! You’ve got an awesome blog here. I’d love it if you’d stop by my blog sometime. I host a link up party every Tuesday for crafts, activities, recipes and ideas for toddlers. I’d love for you to link up some of your cool ideas:
    Have a great day!

  20. Those do look tasty, maybe even this non meatloaf lover would like them!

  21. That is SO clever! Maybe that would get my son to eat meat! =)

  22. Great idea! I’ve never made a meatloaf, guess it’s something typical of the USA…

  23. Oh my goodness! I am going to have to try this just to see if it will trick my 2 year old into eating meat (or protein of any kind)! I see that the Activity Mom has the same type of problem, good luck to you!
    Thanks for the idea Making Memories!

  24. Absolutely LOVE this idea! What a fun way to do meatloaf. I’m definitely going to try this. My oldest son loves meatloaf and yes he makes it too (he’s 13), but says it takes, “FOREVER!!!”