Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mini Chicken Meatloaf Parmesans


At my house, if a recipe calls for ground beef, I almost always substitute ground turkey.  When my local grocery store had ground chicken on sale, I stocked up and that instead. 

I have a list of goals that I recently made for myself, one being to cook dinner (real dinner) at least 3 days a week.  That doesn't mean take out a frozen pizza and pop it in the oven. That means try to make something fresh.

Using one of the pounds of ground chicken I had, I made mini chicken meatloaf parmesans.  They were super simple to make and cooked quickly... about the same as a frozen pizza!

I mixed the ground chicken with about a 1/2 cup Italian style Panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.  Then, so the cooking time would be faster, I spooned the mixture into a 12 cup muffin tin. Top with a spoonful of marinara sauce. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with shredded cheese. Bake for 2 more minutes until the cheese is melted. Top with a sprinkling of Italian seasoning.

While the mini meatloafs were cooking, I boiled some spaghetti noodles to serve with the chicken and extra spaghetti sauce.

This was a super simple meal that made enough for me, my husband, and leftovers for lunch today. I'm glad to know that I can make delicious food, quickly and easily to serve my family.

6 comments:

  1. That looks great, and my kids will love this! Thank you! I am pinning!

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  2. This looks so good... left me craving!!

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  3. looks good! I'll pin to my recipe board! I love quick good meals!

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  4. I think this is one that my kids will eat. Adding it to my recipe box. Thank you for partying with me.

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  5. I usually substitue turkey too so I was all over this. Great photo and paired with pasta this looks so tempting. Thanks for sharing.
    p

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