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.
Made with all of the traditional taco ingredients, except one. What’s the secret to making these yummy cupcakes? Wonton wrappers! Tablespoon.com dishes out the easy steps to making these fun and unique dinner cupcakes.
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!
This comfort food mainstay is transformed into a fun and unique dinner creation. Another awesome recipe from Tablespoon.com shows just how easy these dinner cupcakes are to make using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
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.
Like the taco cupcakes, Tablespoon.com 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.