Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Muffins


These Chicken Parm Meatloaf Muffins look and sound impressive, but they're actually super simple to make! They're tasty, kid-friendly and serve as great appetizers or even main courses. And at 212 calories for two meatloaf muffins, you won't feel so bad having seconds!






Recipe: Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Muffins

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20-25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 2 meatloaf muffins


1 pound lean ground chicken breasts

1 egg

½ cup Italian style bread crumbs

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 red bell pepper, diced

½ onion, diced

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

¾ cup reduced-fat grated parmesan cheese

¾ cup marinara sauce

¾ cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil


    Preheat the oven to 350° F and spray a 12-count muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.

    In a large mixing bowl, with clean hands combine the chicken, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, red bell pepper, onion, Italian seasoning, and grated Parmesan cheese.

    Evenly spoon about ¼ cup of the meatloaf mixture into each muffin tin.

    Spoon 1 tablespoon of the marinara sauce on each meatloaf muffin and bake uncovered for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is done.

    Remove from the oven, top each meatloaf muffin with 1 tablespoon of mozzarella cheese and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

    Allow the meatloaf muffins to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tins before carefully removing them.

    Garnish with the fresh basil, and serve 2 per person.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (2 meatloaf muffins)

Calories: 212

Calories from fat: 68

Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 88mg

Sodium: 627mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 4g

Protein: 24g

SmartPoints: 5

The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.