By now I think everyone is aware of my obsession with pumpkin, and now that the weather has changed, I’m craving comfort food, and I do love me a good meatloaf. The grocery store had ground turkey on sale last week for 2/$5 so I took advantage and stocked up.
We’ve recently taken to making meatloaf in muffin form since they’re single size servings, easy for little hands to pick up, and freeze really well. Plus, they look really cute when you “frost” them with mashed potatoes.
The Husby, Fruitaholic and I all enjoyed these muffins, but thought they were a little on the bland side. It’s really my fault since I didn’t use any seasoning whatsoever besides sage, salt and pepper. I’ll definitely make this again, but next time I’ll use a mirepoix (Trader Joes sells a prechopped mix, which is good since I’m time constrained), some garlic, allspice and more sage to add a little bit more flavor.
Pumpkin Meatloaf Muffins with Cranberry Topping – adapted from Veggie by Season.
- 1 lb. Ground Turkey
- 1 Cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Egg
- 2/3 Cup Oatmeal
- 1 tsp. Sage
- 1 Tbsp. Worchestershire
- Salt and Pepper, to Taste
- 1 cup Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
Preheat oven to 400. Lightly coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.
Combine all ingredients except cranberry sauce in a mixing bowl. Scoop portions into muffin tin, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top of each round.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Heat cranberry sauce until warm. Spoon on top of each meatloaf muffin.
Apple-Potato Pancakes – from Weight Watchers
- 1 Potato, peeled
- 1 Apple, peeled, cored and quartered
- 4 tsp. Onion Flakes
- 1 Egg
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
Shred potato and apple using a box grater. Stir in onion flakes. Transfer to a strainer and press out as much liquid as you can. Wait one minute, then press again to drain. Stir in egg, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
Coat a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Using a cookie scoop and working in batches, drop potato mixture into skillet and flatten to form a pancake. Cook until golden, about 3 minutes, then flip and do the same.