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Make-Ahead Chicken-Parmesan Meatloaf
Make-Ahead Chicken-Parmesan Meatloaf

Make-Ahead Chicken-Parmesan Meatloaf

1 Hr(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
45 Min(s) Cook
Save some time and prepare this Make-Ahead Chicken-Parmesan Meatloaf before the busy week! With tangy pasta sauce , fresh basil and grated parmesan cheese, this Make-Ahead Chicken-Parmesan Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food that you can pull right out of your freezer!
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 lb. ground chicken
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 egg, beaten
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Let's Make It
1
Place 3/4 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup pasta sauce in separate freezer-weight containers; place in freezer. Mix remaining mozzarella and pasta sauce with all remaining ingredients just until blended; shape into 4 loaves. Place on baking sheet. Freeze 1 hour or until firm.
2
Transfer meatloaves to large freezer-weight resealable plastic bag. Freeze up to 1 month.
3
When Ready to Serve
4
Heat oven to 375�F. Place (frozen) meatloaves in 9-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 45 min. or until done (165�F).
5
Meanwhile, transfer (frozen) mozzarella and pasta sauce to separate microwaveable containers. Microwave on MEDIUM-LOW (30%) 2 to 3 min. or just until thawed.
6
Top meatloaves with pasta sauce and mozzarella; bake 3 to 4 min. or until mozzarella is melted.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a steamed green vegetable, such as broccoli, and glass of fat-free milk.
Tip 2
How to Bake the Meatloaves Without Freezing First
Omit the freezing steps. Heat oven to 375ºF. Prepare chicken mixture; shape into 4 loaves and place in prepared baking dish as directed. Bake 30 to 35 min. or until done (165ºF). Top with remaining pasta sauce and mozzarella; bake 3 to 4 min. or until mozzarella is melted.
Tip 3
Special Extra
After spreading the baked meatloaves with the thawed pasta sauce, top each with a fresh basil leaf. Sprinkle with the thawed mozzarella and continue baking as directed.
Nutrition
Calories
350
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
24%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 110mg
37%
Sodium 730mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates 14g
5%
Dietary Fibers less than 1g
2%
Sugars 0g
0%
Protein 29g
58%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
30%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
4 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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