Are you ready for something a little crazy? We enter our second week of “Cupcake 24-7” with dinner! I know, cupcakes for dinner is wacky. I like a little protein for dinner. I like something not made of sugar and piled high with frosting. Well, you’re in luck. We at Cupcake 24-7 are not only bakers, we are also chefs. Fine dining chefs who make perfectly portioned dinners, in cupcake form. I present to you, my hungry diners, The Spaghetti & Meatball Cupcake.
1 ½ pieces of whole wheat bread, torn up8 oz ground turkey
2 tbsp minced onion
2 tsp minced garlic
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp red pepper flake
24 oz tomato sauce (homemade or in a jar)
Place bread in the bowl of a food processor, pulse until fine crumbs. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine and thoroughly mixed. Form into 1” balls. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a little olive oil. Add meatballs and cook until browned on all sides.
Add pasta sauce and cover, lower heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes.
Pour some sauce over a pasta cupcake, add one meatball. Enjoy! Oh, wait. Don't forget the parmesan.