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turkey meatloaf cupcakes

Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes

Easy to make, these Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes stay perfectly moist while cooking in half the time as a traditional meatloaf. Top with whipped mashed potatoes for a fun April Fool’s joke. If you are looking for the perfect mini turkey meatloaf to make for dinner these are delicious!
Course Dinner
Keyword mini turkey meatloaf, turkey meatloaf, turkey meatloaf cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 155kcal
Author Lauren


Turkey Meat Loaf Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • The zest of one lemon

Mashed Potatoes ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed peeled potatoes about 2 pounds
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • 3 tablespoons chopped scallions


  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic into the melted butter for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the onions become translucent.
  • Place mixture in a large bowl to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Combine turkey, bread crumbs, egg, 1/4 cup of the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and lemon zest with onion mixture. Press meatloaf into a cupcake pan filling each cupcake spot with meatloaf mixture.
  • Spread remaining ketchup on top of each "cupcake". Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  • While the meatloaf is cooking you can start making the mashed potatoes. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring them to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain and return potato to pan.
  • Using a hand masher or a mixer smash the potatoes. Add milk and remaining ingredients and mix until desired consistency.
  • Place the turkey loaf into a cupcake liner.
  • Put the potatoes into a pastry bag or a freezer bag with a corner cup off with a wide star tip and pipe the mashed potatoes on top of the meatloaf.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 532mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg