Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chicken/Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf

Ok so this post is REALLY old but the recipe was so good that I just had to publish it

Bren and I aren't huge meatloaf fans but when I saw this recipe I thought hey I'll give it a try. The picture made it look really good too, so that helps :)

BEST MEATLOAF EVER! Let me tell you! Bren was really sceptic when I told him it was meatloaf. He started asking questions like "it doesnt have big onions in it" or "how much garlic is in there". But being the trooper he is ate it and love it! He told me this is the BEST meatloaf he has ever had! You can imagine how happy that made me!! This recipe will DEFINITELY be making more appearances on my table! I got the recipe from a blog I came across on stumbleupon.com here is the link to the blog!

Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf
original Joelen recipe

1 lb ground chicken (ground turkey can be substituted)

1 egg

1/4 breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced

1 small onion, grated

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup pasta sauce (homemade or store bought)

1/2 cup shredded Italian cheese blend

minced parsley for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a loaf pan with cooking spray, set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, thyme, oregano, basil, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese. To not over handle the mixture otherwise it will get tough. Place the mixture in the greased loaf pan and form into a loaf. Top the meatloaf with pasta sauce.
Place filled loaf pan on a baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and sprinkle the top with the remaining shredded cheese. Place the meatloaf back in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted.

Remove the meatloaf from the oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving/slicing. Garnish with parsley if desired.

I have a new phone so the picture I took is not with me right now but here is the picture from the blog, true talk, it looks that good in real life! 

Ok so I know I have been on a month long hiatus but I'm coming back and will be starting strong! Seriously guys, words of encouragement will keep me going!