Tender, moist and loaded with melty mozzarella cheese, this chicken parmesan mini meatloaf recipe is out of this world tasty. Serve with a side of pasta or for a lower carb meal try a side of garlic green beans. No matter what you serve these mini meatloaves with, your family is sure to love this recipe!
Recipes like this one take me back to my childhood. We would always experiment with different ingredients and cooking techniques. I can remember my Mom always saying, “you don’t have to like something, but you have to try it!” I still stick by that mantra to this day! But this recipe is all of the classics rolled (literally) into one. If classic meatloaf and chicken parmesan had a love child, this would be it! It’s cheesy, tender, and packed with flavor. What more can you want from a meatloaf?
Chicken Parmesan Mini Meatloaves
- baking dish
- sauce pot
- mixing bowl
- 1 lb. ground chicken
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup Italian breadcrumbs
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- salt and pepper
- 2 handfuls of shredded mozzarella
- fresh Italian parsley chopped small
- red pepper flakes optional
- 1 jar of red sauce – I used Delallo's tomato basil sauce
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Gently spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the ground chicken, egg, Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, dried parsley, and salt & pepper.
- Mix well using your hands.
- Once well combined, form the meat mixture into two large loaves.
- Form a small pocket in the center of the meat and add some mozzarella cheese. Reshape the meat to completely submerge the cheese in the center of the loaf. Repeat for the second loaf.
- Grab a baking dish and pour some of your Delallo Foods tomato basil sauce in the bottom of the dish.
- Place the meatloaves on top of the sauce and cover with foil.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees. Once cooked through, remove the foil and add some shredded mozzarella on top of both loaves, broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese get a little brown and bubbly.
- Serve with pasta or veggies. Enjoy!
Author: Sarah Thomas-DrawbaughSarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a home cook, recipe developer and the creator of the brand, Healthyish®. Sarah believes that living Healthyish® is a lifestyle centered around the 80/20 rule. Her beliefs are directly reflected in her recipes which are mostly plant-based. (but sometimes not) Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!