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Colourful savoury ‘cupcakes’

Colourful savoury ‘cupcakes’

I love serving food in unusual ways. Creating a bit of excitement about a standard dinner and watching the kids’ faces light up and their enthusiasm for eating is worth the effort!

Using cupcake holders is a simple way of transforming a meal of mince/bolognese/lentils/beans/veges topped with mashed potato or vege purée into a feast. Kids love to eat small portions with a spoon, even if they end up eating a whole plateful!

Get creative with whatever you have on hand.

Recipe

Ingredients

  • filling (I used a mince/lentil/vege mix)
  • mash (I used potato)

Colours

  • green – potato mixed with mashed peas
  • pink – potato mixed with beetroot juice
  • orange – potato mixed with mashed pumpkin

Toppings

  • beetroot
  • mashed potato
  • peas
  • corn
  • broccoli (florets and chopped stalks)
  • carrot
  • pumpkin

Method

Step 1 Place filling in cupcake cases.

Step 2 Colour the mash with bright veges and ‘ice’ the ‘cakes’.

Step 3 Add the decoration.

Step 4 Ready to eat. Simple, fun and delicious!

First published: Aug 2014

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