I remember the first time we gave Kenya a big slab of meatloaf and he just stared at it totally daunted. Can you imagine what it must be like for a kid to see an enormous portion of food on their plate? It helped me to realize that size really does matter, especially when it comes to kids willing and wanting to try certain foods.
You can absolutely make this zesty meatloaf in an 8 x 4 inch pan, but baked into individual bites, just two or three are a perfectly portioned meal for a toddler or kid. These mini meatloaf bites with just a dot of ketchup on top will satisfy everyone!
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Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Bites (makes 30 bites)
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 Small Onion, diced
- 1 Large Egg
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
Preparation1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients to thoroughly combine.
3. Pack greased mini muffin cups with the mixture. Fill to the top as they will shrink a bit during cooking.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.
Note: For a full size meatloaf, press mixture into a 9x5 loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes.