I believe that food should never be boring. I am in my mid-twenties and still enjoy playing with my food- and I don’t anticipate that ever stopping.
This past week I was doing my usual grocery store ad scrolling and saw a fantastic deal on Michigan cranberries. Ding Ding Ding!
So festive and so many ideas came to mind, so I immediately added them to my list.
The first recipe I made were these adorb holiday dinner inspire cupcakes. They’re so cute I almost didn’t want to eat them… Almost..
They were very simple to make and made dinner time much more fun. Fantastic for both kids and adults alike.
- 2 medium potatoes
- 1 cup fresh, raw cranberries
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 lb ground turkey
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup milk (I used cashew)
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Wash and scrub potatoes. Cube them and place them in a large pot of water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, ~20-25 minutes.
While the potatoes are boiling, combine cranberries, water, and sugar into a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook for ~5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cranberries will pop and the mixture will reduce by about half, becoming thick. Set aside.
For the cupcakes, in a large bowl combine 2-3 tbsp prepared cranberry sauce, turkey, egg white, oats, onion, Worcestershire sauce, & 1 tsp garlic powder.
Lightly grease a muffin pan and spread turkey mixture evenly between 4 muffin molds.
Bake for 20-25 minutes in the muffin pan.
Then, take the turkey out of the muffin pan and place on a cookie sheet, cooking for an additional 3-5 minutes (this helps to get the bottoms crisper)
Once potatoes are finished, mash with a potato masher, adding in 2 tbsp milk at first, adding more as necessary until desired consistency is met. Then add 1/2 tsp garlic powder and thyme. Salt & pepper if desired.
Now, assemble cupcakes, place a large dollop of mashed potatoes on top of each turkey cupcake, then top with remaining cranberry sauce.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 586Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 178mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 7gSugar: 12gProtein: 38g