BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Cups with Mashed Cauliflower

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Cups with Mashed Cauliflower

This fun, flavorful twist on your typical meatloaf is perfect for the whole family. These healthy Paleo meatloaf “cupcakes” are a great way to keep portion control on track while still enjoying a hearty meal.

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Cups with Mashed Cauliflower

BBQ Turkey Meatloaf Cups with Mashed Cauliflower
Container count per 3 meatloaf cups: 1 red, 1¾ green, 2 tsp
Meatloaf Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs ground turkey
  • 1 cup yellow or red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 cup clean BBQ sauce (or make your own)

Mashed Cauliflower Ingredients

  • 4 cups cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter (I use Earth Balance vegan buttery spread)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin pan.
  2. Make the mashed cauliflower by steaming the cauliflower until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and add to a food processor along with the butter, salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Process until smooth.
  3. To make the meatloaf, heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrot, pepper, and garlic and cook until soft.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the sauteed vegetables, ground turkey, egg, dijon mustard, Worcestershire, thyme, paprika, ground mustard, salt, pepper, and ¼ cup of the BBQ sauce.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan to make 12 individual meatloaf cups. Top each with a spoonful of the remaining BBQ sauce.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Top each meatloaf cup with mashed cauliflower. Serve.


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