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Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf

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If you are looking for a dinner that is sure to wow, this chicken Parmesan meatloaf is just the thing! It is loaded with flavor and of course plenty of cheese!

first slice of chicken parmesan meatloaf being lifted out from loaf showing melted cheese in the middle

     This chicken Parmesan meatloaf combines two favorite dinner entrees, meatloaf and chicken Parmesan into one amazing dish.  It is stuffed with cheese and topped with it too, so you know it is going to be good. 

The result is a flavorful and fun twist that is sure to get your family to the table. Serve with a little pasta and a salad for a hearty family meal or something worthy of company.

    Meatloaf is one of those family dinner classics.  It reminds me of diner plates, mashed potatoes and dinner around the table.  It is filling, meaty and reminiscent of childhood.

    Chicken Parmesan is one of those dinners that everyone I know loves.  It is full of flavor and oddly a comfort food in it’s own right.

   There is melty cheese, tomato and chicken goodness.  It is not something I make at home often, but it inspires meals we have.

chicken parmesan meatloaf fresh from the oven with tomato sauce and melted cheese on top

     Twists on that theme are always popular on our dinner table.  Slow cooker chicken parmesan sandwiches are a staple on our menu rotation and the chicken Parmesan pasta bake is a great way to stretch chicken to feed a crowd.

For a fun twist on a chicken parm and pasta mash up, try chicken Parmesan stuffed shells. They are fancy enough for guests, but really pretty simple to put together.

    So of course putting them together is going to be a hit!  This meatloaf is stuffed with cheese, so there’s that to look forward to.  It’s flavored with pesto, so you know it’s going to be flavorful.

slice of cheese stuffed chicken parmesan meatloaf on plate with fork ready to eat

    Instead of ketchup or BBQ sauce on top, you get the goodness of spaghetti sauce.  This is an easy way to add loads of flavor with almost no work.  And of course a little more cheese never hurt a thing!

     You could serve this with mashed potatoes like a traditional meatloaf if you’d like.  But we like it with some simple pasta tossed in butter, garlic salt and sprinkling of Parmesan.

     Add a side salad with some of Aunt Ellen’s homemade Parmesan dressing and it’s a meal fit for a king! If salads aren’t your thing, a little steamed or roasted broccoli would also be amazing.

knife cutting into chicken parmesan meatloaf

     If you are making this for a special occasion, be sure to serve it with something fun for dessert like MiMi’s Italian Lemon Bundt Cake.  Or if you like the idea of stuffed Italian goodness, maybe you’d like to try Maw-Maw’s Italian Braciole or maybe even some stuffed meatball meatloaf.

      Now that you’ve got this on the menu for dinner, just imagine the meatloaf sandwich the next day! Make some garlic toast and put on a slab of this goodness for an out of this world lunch!! What is your favorite meatloaf?

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Yield: 12 Servings

Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf

If you are looking for a dinner that is sure to wow, this chicken Parmesan meatloaf is just the thing! It is loaded with flavor and of course plenty of cheese!

If you are looking for a dinner that is sure to wow, this chicken Parmesan meatloaf is just the thing! It is loaded with flavor and of course plenty of cheese!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pesto
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups marinara sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Mix chicken, bread crumbs, eggs, parmesan cheese.
  3. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the counter. Dump meatloaf mixture onto wrap and pat into a 9" x 13" rectangle.
  4. Spread the pesto over the meatloaf mixture. Leave an inch on the long side farthest from you and the two ends. Top with 2 cups of mozzarella.
  5. Using the plastic wrap to help, roll the meatloaf into a log. Lightly press on the ends and along the seam to seal in the yummy goodness,
  6. Place on parchment paper lined rimmed baking sheet, seam side down.
  7. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from oven and top with marinara and remaining mozzarella. Bake until cheese is melty.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 722mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 29g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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If you are looking for a dinner that is sure to wow, this chicken Parmesan meatloaf is just the thing! It is loaded with flavor and of course plenty of cheese!

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Deb

Monday 23rd of August 2021

I’m sorry but how can you comment on this recipe if you haven’t tried it? Mine is in the oven right now. Will comment once it is cut and eaten.

Bridget

Monday 7th of June 2021

Mine broke apart when rolling Any thoughts on how to salvage it. I thought maybe roll in breadcrumbs in hopes it would seal the inside stuff

Carlee

Monday 7th of June 2021

Oh no! I would think you could seal the meat around the cheese once it is mostly rolled. Just smooth it out with your hands. Though a bread crumb coating sounds good too. I hope it still tastes amazing!

Nikki

Sunday 25th of March 2018

This sounds amazing! We love meatloaf and chicken parm, so this will be a big hit at our house! Yum!

Carlee

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Thank you, Nikki!

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Monday 19th of March 2018

this is such a good idea! I'm adding this to my recipes to try list!

Carlee

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Yay! I hope you enjoy it!

Amy

Monday 19th of March 2018

Oh my goodness gracious - this sounds amazing!

Carlee

Thursday 29th of March 2018

Thank you!

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