Cupcakes for Dinner? 5 Savory Cupcake Recipes to Try

The classic cupcake has been going through a transformation lately. No longer can you assume a cupcake is just for dessert anymore.

We’re talking about the next generation of cupcakes…the dinner cupcake. Or, some refer to them as savory cupcakes. Not only is it a fun way to serve dinner, but it also helps in portion control. Now, you know exacly how much you’re eating.

Many popular recipes such as macaroni and cheese, lasagna, chicken pot pie are just a few popular dishes that can be transformed into savory cupcakes.

Taco Cupcakes

Savory cupcake recipes

Made with all of the traditional taco ingredients, except one. What’s the secret to making these yummy cupcakes? Wonton wrappers! dishes out the easy steps to making these fun and unique dinner cupcakes.

Pizza Cupcakes

Savory cupcake recipes

These little pizza creations are the ingenious creation of Kirbie’s Cravings. Never would I imagine a pizza could be transformed into a cupcake! The cheese and pepperoni are added after they come out of the oven just like you would frost a cupcake. Yum!

Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes

savory cupcake recipes

This comfort food mainstay is transformed into a fun and unique dinner creation.  Another awesome recipe from shows just how easy these dinner cupcakes are to make using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

Mac and Cheese Cupcakes

savory cupcake recipes

Another comfort food transformation! Although this time, a little more healthy. Cupcake Project added butternut squash to the equation. This reminds me of one of my favorite recipes from Deceptively Delicious, the cookbook by Jessica Seinfeld. The butternut squash is a delicious addition and makes this traditional favorite a healthy alternative.

Lasagna Cupcakes

savory cupcake recipes

Like the taco cupcakes, shows how wonton wrappers help to transform this italian classic into something extraordinary. I made these for my family recently and I have to say I had to make a two batches of these…they go fast!

Looking for more savory cupcakes recipes? Check out Muffin Tin Chef: 101 Savory Snacks, Adorable Appetizers, Enticing Entrees and Delicious Desserts by Matt Kadey. Published in April 2012, Mr. Kadey, a registered dietitian and nutrition writer, includes lots of delicious recipes for every meal and occasion. Found online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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