Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanksgiving Yummies-Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Yam Frosting

Sunday night I said "turkey" while standing in the kitchen and immediately  heard a thunder of galloping paws and had five expectant faces looking up at me.   So I wanted to participate in the        

  dinner party and   Tasty Tuesday  even though my camera is still in the shop, the shop being Best Buy's Geek Squad.    So I don't have any pictures of the Thanksgiving inspired treats I made my dogs this year.  Its just as well because they didn't look lovely, although they where gulped up with enthusiasm.  Here is a picture of Sweet Tubby dressed in a Native American vest, a costume from three years ago, to accompany the recipe:

Turkey Meatloaf Cupcakes with Mashed Yam Frosting

  • 1 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 12 oz bag of Cascadian Farm's mixed frozen vegetable
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of wheat germ
Preheat the oven to 350 and spray a 12 cup muffin pan with non-stick spray.  Stir all of the meatloaf ingredients together in a large bowl and spoon into the muffin pan cups.  Bake 45 minutes.

Mashed Yam Frosting
2 to 3 yams
Black Strap Molasses (optional)

Poke yams all over with a fork and microwave on high for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.  Cool.  Cut yams in half and scoop flesh, discarding the skins.  Mash with a fork and bit of blackstrap molasses, if you have any, about a tablespoon.
Frost the meatloaf cupcakes with the yam mash and serve to any hungry dogs who are excited about thanksgiving.


  1. OMD, yam frosting! Finn would LOVE it!

  2. Good morning! We are new to your blog via the Tasty Tuesday hop and are now followers! What a scrumptious recipe - thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try it out for the FiveSibes™! Come by and visit us sometime too! Happy Tuesday!

  3. Yum - mashed yam frosting :)

  4. Ooooh those sound yummy, especially the frosting part!!

    Following from the Tasty Tuesday Blog Hop!

    Miley and Maggie