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Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf “Muffins”

You know what seems to be all the rage in restaurants these days? Fusion, or the combining of several separate cuisines into one dish/restaurant concept. This is kind of like that, but far less fancy because mine involves meatloaf. It’s more like diner-fusion than an elegant and eclectic mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Parisian fare (or whatever). I’m good with that. Meatloaf and Chicken Parmesan are two of my favorite  comfort foods, and I loved the idea of combining them. The finished product kind of reminded me of a chicken version of meatballs (which are one of my favorite foods of all time -  I LOVE meatballs), so I loved them. Of course I also followed my instinct to portion them into muffin tins, and as always it made for added convenience, presentation, portion control, and in this case – a shorter cooking time! These “muffins make great leftovers and are freezer and kid-friendly. Plus, you get to transform your kitchen into the next great Italian-American fusion restaurant! Look at you, being all hip and fancy.


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Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf

Yield: 12 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs raw ground chicken breast (if you have trouble finding ground chicken that is breast meat only, do what I do and throw the same weight of boneless, skinless chicken breasts into the food processor and run until ground)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg whites
  • 6 T dried breadcrumbs
  • ¾ t dried basil
  • ¾ t dried thyme
  • ¾ t oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ a small onion, chopped small or grated
  • ¾ t salt
  • 1/3 t black pepper
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup pasta sauce
  • ¾ cup 2% reduced fat shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: dried parsley, oregano or basil for garnish

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Lightly mist a muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, egg, egg whites, breadcrumbs, basil, thyme, oregano, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese and lightly mix together. Do not over handle.
  3. Form the meat mixture evenly into the 12 cups of your prepared muffin tin. Spread the pasta sauce evenly over the tops of each muffin. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from the oven. Top each muffin with about a tablespoon of shredded cheese and then return to the oven for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted. Garnish if desired.

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
4 per muffin, 7 for 2 muffins (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Nutrition Information:
147 calories, 6 g carbs, 5 g fat, 18 g protein, 0 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

 

   

155 Responses to “Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf “Muffins””

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    Anonymous — August 30, 2012 @ 10:25 pm

    Emily: I saw your “teaser” about this on facebook and I am excited to try it this weekend. My friend at work and I often share your muffin meals or your wonton cups. Thanks for all your portion controlled meals. I also portion control my pasta into 1/2 cup servings so this would be Great with a side salad.

    Nancy

    • emilybites replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 12:34 am

      Thanks, Nancy! I’m so glad you two are fans :). Hope you love this one!

    • Anonymous replied: — September 1st, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

      Emily: I made these this morning and they came out wonderful! I did grind up chicken breast as you suggested since I had on hand and it worked like a charm! Thank you for another great healthy version of comfort food!

      Nancy

    • Anonymous replied: — September 1st, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

      Next time I may try in a mini pan. Would make a great 2 bite appetizer. Nancy

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    Anonymous — August 30, 2012 @ 10:42 pm

    Emily
    Are you basing this on a “standard” size muffin tin or mini muffins?

    Thanks

    • emilybites replied: — August 30th, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

      Standard

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    Unknown — August 30, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    I’m a little confused. 4 per serving, 7 P+ for 2 muffins (P+ calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

    Does that mean 4 muffins are a serving or 2 are a serving? does it mean that half a serving is 7 points plus?

    • emilybites replied: — August 30th, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

      I am sorry if that was confusing, i updated the wording so that it is clearer. One muffin is 4 P+. Two muffins are 7 P+.

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    Erin — August 30, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

    This looks awesome. Sounds like tomorrow night’s dinner! Thank you!

    • emilybites replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 12:32 am

      Hope you love it!

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    PaigeN — August 31, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    I think I’m in love with you! j/k; I love the recipe! :)

    • emilybites replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 12:32 am

      Haha, love you back! ;)

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    Karyn McK — August 31, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    These look delicious. What are you thinking of pairing them with?

    • emilybites replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 12:33 am

      I ate mine with a mixed green salad with Simple Dressed Balsamic on it and I thought it was an awesome pairing. You could always serve it with pasta if you’d like as well, or maybe zucchini or asparagus with parmesan?

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    Sonia Perez — August 31, 2012 @ 1:15 am

    This looks great. do u start with raw chicken?

    • emilybites replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 1:16 am

      Yup! :)

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    Emily — August 31, 2012 @ 1:45 am

    You’re the best Emily! We talk about you all the time in our weight watchers meetings! Thank you for providing us all with amazing dishes!

    • emilybites replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 3:10 am

      Aw, thanks, Emily! :)

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    Anonymous — August 31, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    These sound so amazing! And I know my husband will love them!! One question: are we putting in the ground chicken raw, or are we cooking it first?

    • emilybites replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 3:10 am

      raw

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    Chris — August 31, 2012 @ 3:29 am

    Oh YUM! Emily …you’ve done it again! I can hardly wait to try these. I’ve had a rough summer (lots of celebrating & BBQ’s happening) …time for me to get back on track, and these will do the trick. Thanks!

    PS: I think super lean gound turkey would work too!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:04 am

      Hope you love them, Chris!

    • Nicole replied: — November 8th, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

      I think I might try it with ground turkey…. we always have it on hand!

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    Anne — August 31, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

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    Anne — August 31, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    It’s 8am and I want this for breakfast!!! Guess I’ll have to wait until dinner! My husband and I use myfitnesspal to log our food, so a HUGE thank you for including the nutrtional info on your meals–it helps out a lot!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:04 am

      Haha, I eat dinner food for breakfast sometimes. I’m glad the NI is helpful for you!

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    Anonymous — August 31, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    Hi Emily

    Many many thanks for your hard work and the wonderful recipes you continue to post. You inspire me and make me seem like the best cook that has ever walked the earth!!

    Do you know what the point difference would be if I used ground turkey? I have not had great results with ground chicken and really do not like the texture.

    Thank you again and again!!

    • Chris replied: — September 1st, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

      Hi Anonymous, I’m not Emily, but I am a lifetime Weight Watcher member. If you got 98% lean ground turkey, the points would be the same.

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:05 am

      It depends on what ground turkey you use! As Chris said above, if you use a super lean version it would probably be the same.

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    Jennifer — September 1, 2012 @ 1:48 pm

    OMG- changing my shopping list so I can make this for dinner this weekend! The picture is making me drool :)

    Thank you for sharing such great recipes- it makes the weight loss journey easier!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:06 am

      Thanks Jennifer! I hope you love them!

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    Anonymous — September 1, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Another great muffin for my freezer collection!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:06 am

      :)

    • Anonymous replied: — March 27th, 2013 @ 1:01 am

      How did you freeze them? cooked or uncooked? with sauce or without? with cheese or without? I am thinking cooked with sauce only…and reheated with the cheese

    • Jocelyn replied: — July 25th, 2013 @ 11:37 am

      I have frozen them fully cooked, cheese and all. I thawed them in the fridge before reheating and put them in the oven on a baking sheet to reheat. It took about 10 mins for them to heat through and they were delicious!

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    Anonymous — September 2, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    any particular brand of breadcrumbs? what is best?

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:06 am

      I just use Wegmans (my local grocery store) brand

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    Anonymous — September 2, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    sounds AMAZING! I am going to add this to my menu this week!!! :-)

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:07 am

      Hope you love it!

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    Carla — September 2, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

    I made these last night for dinner and they were great! Instead of chicken I used turkey. And to the anonymous person who asked about breadcrumbs.. I used the WW zero point Sara Lee 45 and delightful bread. I toasted 2 pieces and then put it in my blender. Turned out great!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:07 am

      Glad they were a hit! :)

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    Virginia (Jenny) — September 3, 2012 @ 7:26 pm

    OMGOSH, thank you, thank you! This is a fabulous idea. I just started my diet and really need some tips. I just had my 7th baby and am having a harder time losing the weight. I need to learn about portion control and this makes it sooo simple. :D

    http://amazingsix.blogspot.com

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:07 am

      Wow, 7 babies – you’re a champ! I hope you love these :)

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    Bonnie — September 3, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    Will be trying this wonderful recipe this week. Thank you!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:08 am

      Thanks, Bonnie – hope you like them!

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    Amanda — September 3, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    Could ground turkey breast be substituted?

    • Amanda replied: — September 3rd, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

      Never mind, just saw that someone had success with ground turkey. I’m adding this to the menu this week. Thanks!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:08 am

      Hope you like them!

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    Virginia (Jenny) — September 3, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

    I tried it and it came out delicious!!! My family of 9 loooooves it. I didn’t have the right cheese though so I had to use chedder. Was delicious. Here is a picture of how mine turned out.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4052050931965&l=031b680c1e

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:09 am

      Yay, I’m glad they worked out and were a hit with the whole family! Looks great :)

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    Jenna S — September 4, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

    I can’t wait to try these. I am also inspired to try my turkey meatball recipe in the mini-muffin pan rather than forming & pan-frying every single stinking meatball. Genius.

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:09 am

      Great idea!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — September 4, 2012 @ 1:31 pm

    Yum! Doesn’t even look like a WW friendly recipe with the cheese and sauce- can’t wait to try!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:10 am

      You’d be surprised at all the mouth-watering foods you can eat on WW :)

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    Mama's Gotta Bake — September 4, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    These look amazing!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:10 am

      Thanks! You should try them!

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    motherrimmy — September 6, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    I love dishes with automatic portion control. This is a must share with friends recipe!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:10 am

      Thanks! I agree, it makes it a lot easier :)

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    Anonymous — September 6, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    Made for dinner tonight! So good. They tasted just like chicken parm.

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:11 am

      So glad you loved them!

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    Robyn Bray — September 7, 2012 @ 12:21 am

    Use oats or crushed Rice Chex in place of breadcrumbs to make it gluten free!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:11 am

      Great tip!

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    Anonymous — September 8, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    Maybe this seems like a stupid question, but do you freeze these after cooking? If so, what is the best way to heat them up.

    • Jeff Slane replied: — September 9th, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

      I was just about to ask the same thing… I cook for one and hate having left-overs go to waste.

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:13 am

      I didn’t freeze them, but you certainly could. I’d probably just put them back in the oven until they were heated through, or you could definitely try microwaving them. I refrigerated my leftovers and microwaved them and they were delicious!

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    Jill — September 8, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

    These are fabulous! I used ground turkey breast, italian seasoning (instead of the individual spices) and italian seasoned bread crumbs. They were so good. Thank you!!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:14 am

      Yay, glad they were a hit! :)

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    nazhamster85 — September 9, 2012 @ 3:19 am

    These are GREAT!! My parents came over for dinner tonight and I made these for the first time. They came out so nicely! My stepmom said “Wow! Nice job! This recipe is definitely a keeper!” I served them with green beans and a fresh salad! Bon appetit!

    • emilybites replied: — September 10th, 2012 @ 1:15 am

      Yay, I’m glad you were able to impress your parents with your cooking skills! Thanks for letting me know you loved these :)

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    Anonymous — September 10, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    I’m so excited, I only have 21 points daily andyou may have saved me lol thank Mel

    • emilybites replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 1:41 am

      You must be doing the old plan – I don’t think anyone gets that few on the new one! Glad you’re enjoying the site!

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    Anonymous — September 10, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    Thanks Emily – I made for Sunday dinner and they were delicious. This recipe will go into the keeper folder!!! I’m sharing left-overs and recipe with my daughter’s family tonight.

    • emilybites replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 1:42 am

      Glad you loved them!

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    Anonymous — September 11, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    I made these thi past weekend and they were awesome as are all your recipes I’ve tried. Thanks so much for posting. I love your blog!

    • emilybites replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 1:47 am

      Thank you! I’m so glad you are enjoying my blog!

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    Anonymous — September 12, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    Any particular brand for pasta sauce? as in tomato or spaghetti sauce? I cannot wait to try this recipe out!!!

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:24 am

      I used my store brand tomato basil pasta sauce

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    Anonymous — September 12, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

    Delish! Wonderful recipe. Wonderful idea. I’ll positively will make again. Freezes well. Reheats well. These muffin dinners make great gifts for family, friends and neighbors…sick, new baby, new house…

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:24 am

      I’m so happy you loved them!

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    Anonymous — September 14, 2012 @ 11:45 am

    These were really good! My husband loved them, and with pasta and sauce it was a great meal!

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:25 am

      Glad to hear they were a hit!

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    MBPerkins — September 17, 2012 @ 12:33 am

    Really good! My diet-hating husband loved them! :)

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:25 am

      Yay! Husband-approved :)

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    Anonymous — September 18, 2012 @ 3:18 am

    Made these last week…fantastic! And I love that they are Weight Watchers friendly. Thank you!

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:26 am

      Glad you loved them!

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    Anonymous — September 19, 2012 @ 1:30 am

    These are simple and so amazingly good! Thank you for posting…

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:26 am

      Thanks for commenting! Happy they were a hit :)

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    Anonymous — September 19, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    Meatloaf meatloaf, double beetloaf.

    • emilybites replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 1:37 am

      That was beautiful

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    Anonymous — September 23, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

    I used ground turkey instead of chicken and also made some mini ones and the family loved it!! SOO good! Thanks for sharing! :)

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:26 am

      Glad they turned out great!

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    Anonymous — September 26, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    Just found your site and boy am I glad I did! I started WW like 6 weeks ago and was getting bored with the same old recipes. Also I live in a remote First Nations community in Northern Canada and can only get the most common ingrediants. It’s so nice that most of your recipes use things I can actually get!!! This was the first one I tired and it was delish! Can’t wait to try more.

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:27 am

      I’m so happy you loved them! I do try to use ingredients that are easily found at the grocery store most of the time. I’m glad you found me too! :)

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    Anonymous — September 30, 2012 @ 10:48 pm

    The hubby and I both liked these, I did however use thin slices of fresh mozzarella. Next time I heat some extra sauce to have on the side.

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:28 am

      I’m glad you liked them

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    Anonymous — October 1, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Any particular brand for pasta sauce? as in tomato or spaghetti sauce? I cannot wait to try this recipe out!!!

    • emilybites replied: — October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:28 am

      I used my store brand Tomato & Basil pasta sauce

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    6b4e8f60-0e78-11e2-83e1-000bcdcb471e — October 4, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

    I made these tonight and I can not believe how good they were!!! Even my 3 and 6 yo girls LOVED them! I made them with a side of pasta and a salad. My girls are pasta fanatics…and tonight they ate their “muffin” and left all the pasta! I really think you have cracked them!!!! THANK YOU!

    • emilybites replied: — October 5th, 2012 @ 12:13 am

      Yay, that’s awesome!! I’m so glad the girls loved them :)

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    Anonymous — October 5, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

    When it calls for Parmesan Cheese, is it the kind you get in the shaker can or fresh grated?

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    Laura Giovannello — October 5, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    Hey Emily!! I love all your recipes, thank you for being so great! I especially love the wonton wrapper cupcakes… so I have a recipe request for chicken parm in wonton wrappers! maybe using layers of short-cuts style chicken breast (grilled kind) and some sauce and cheese? I’m not a fan of ground meat so I think these would really cure the craving!! thanks again.. I look forward to more great recipes!

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    louise convey — October 15, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

    Hey Emily, I just tried the Chicken Parm Meatloaf Muffins. They were out of this world. My 15 year old daughter, who usually hates everything that I cook, could not stop eating them last night. Thanks for making me feel like a rock star at dinner!!!

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    Cindy Krenke — November 4, 2012 @ 1:26 am

    This is the 1st recipe I’ve made from your site, really great! I paired mine with roasted garlic Brussel sprouts-Very delightful! They’d be great pressed into patty on a bun, also, but this was a nice twist :) Thanks!

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    Laura — November 14, 2012 @ 11:02 pm

    Emily, these were absolutely delicious. My daughter wants to take leftovers in her lunch tomorrow! Thanks for an awesome dinner and an awesome website too!

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    March Into Paris — November 16, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    Is the Parm. cheese supposed to be shredded or grated? I’m assumimg shredded…..?

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    Holky — January 3, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    Do you think I could use almond flour instead of bread crumbs?

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    Anonymous — January 5, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

    These were totally delicious. Thanks Emily. You are one of my favorite sources for recipes while I’m on WW. My husband, who is skeptical of all things “diet” declared these a “winner”.

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    Anonymous — January 8, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    Thanks for the great recipes Emily! I made these for our family the other night- so delicious! I was full after two and love the portion control here. The kids gobbled them up! Great with a side of whole grain pasta and a huge salad!

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    Mom of 2 princesses — January 10, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    Made these last night and they were amazing! Picky husband and kids all loved them!

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    Laura — January 11, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

    Made these again last night. This is one of my very favorite recipes!

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    Pam — January 13, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

    Thank you so much. I have a super picky eater and I just made these and she came back for seconds. This almost never happens. So easy to make. I even ground my own chicken. Thanks for the tips and great recipe.

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    Tammy Moore — January 15, 2013 @ 1:53 am

    Awesome recipe! Adults and kids alike loved it. Super easy, really filling and low in points. Perfect with just a salad. Thanks.

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    Tammy Moore — January 15, 2013 @ 1:58 am

    Awesome recipe! Adults and kids alike loved it. Super easy, really filling and low in points. Perfect with just a salad. Thanks.

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    Anonymous — January 15, 2013 @ 2:54 am

    Hey Emily! I recently found your blog and I’ve been making a ton of your recipes!! The recipes are always good and I never feel like I’m eating “diet” food. I made these chicken parmesan cupcakes tonight. My husband and I LOVED them! He even said to me “We’ve been eating really good stuff lately”! Thank you! ~Shannon

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    Mama — January 16, 2013 @ 2:50 am

    Emily, how can I share this on Pinterest, via email, and on Facebook?

    • emilybites replied: — January 16th, 2013 @ 3:02 am

      Are you viewing the recipe in the mobile version or web version? On the web version each post has buttons at the end to pin or share the recipe. Hope that helps!

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    Anonymous — January 19, 2013 @ 12:46 am

    This was my first ever “muffin” and it was AMAZING! Two of them paired with a large salad was more than filling. I did use ground turkey instead, but was still delicious. Thank goodness for your site or WW would not have this much variety for me!

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    Anonymous — January 24, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    Do you think this would work in a regular meatloaf pan? I’m very new to both WW and Cooking (shameful, I know) but want to start cooking and just don’t know a lot about subsitutions, etc. Any help is greatly appreciated! Can I make this in a meatloaf form instead of muffin?

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    Anonymous — January 27, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    Emily I wanted to tell u this is grsat . My two ten year old twins loved them.

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    Melissa — January 29, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    Love your recipes! I tried this tonight but used turkey ground meat instead..YUMMY! Your ideas are wonderful I keep mentioning you on my blog and fb site. Thank you …your are very talented!

    Melissa

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    best dessert recipes in the world — February 8, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I’ve always wanted to make muffins, but I thought it was too much work. Now that I see these, I don’t think I care if it takes me hours. So wonderful looking! I’m sure they will be a blast.

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    Brett — February 9, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

    This recipe and your website have inspired me to start creating some new recipes. I made these last night and my wife and I LOVED them! I think that I am going to start making more different types of main course muffins because it is perfect for portion size. I think that I am going to work on a greek cupcake meatloaf and a spanish cupcake meatloaf this week.

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    Anonymous — February 10, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

    Has anyone frozen leftovers? Curious to know if they freeze well. Thanks! -Krista

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    Sandra — February 27, 2013 @ 2:51 am

    These were so good! I could only find ground turkey breast, so I used that instead … really yummy. We had two of them for dinner with a tossed salad and it was quite filling. My toddler loved them too! I froze the rest for later (I don’t think that will be a problem, Krista, have frozen meatballs before). Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    Anonymous — March 5, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    what is t stand for and T, not sure which is teaspoon or tablespoon….really want to make this dish tonight…

    • Brenda Jones replied: — March 5th, 2013 @ 10:03 pm

      t is for teaspoon, T is for tablespoon. This is a great recipe, you’re gonna luv it!

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    pholnster — March 6, 2013 @ 12:46 am

    I made these tonight and the whole family loved them!!! Even my two kids who never ever like the same thing both loved them. To quote my son “Wow!” and “MMMMM I love them!!!” and even had thirds (he never does that). I think we have a keeper. I’ve had trouble finding weight watchers recipes that everyone likes. I’ve bookmarked your site. I also love the simplicity of your recipes too. I use some SkinnyTaste ones but they are SO labor intensive (30-40 minutes prep)and always use 3-4 pots and then the baking dish. I can’t wait to try more from your site! :)

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    Cindy — March 8, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    I have made these 3 times in the last month. They freeze well too! I brought 2 of them for lunch today, sliced them and put them on a arnolds whole wheat sandwich thin. I never thought I would like ground chicken, but its my new favorite instead of beef! So much sweeter. The recipe is awesome.

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    Chef DePaprika — March 15, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

    Wow! these cupcakes look so delicious.
    I will have to try them out!

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    Valerie Stashewsky — March 19, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

    I made these the other day and they are amazing! I have cooked about ten of your recipes since last week and they were all wonderful, my boyfriend is wondering if all are meals are going to come in the form of muffins from now on haha. I have the mexican pulled pork in the crock now and cant wait for dinner! Keep the recipes coming, I follow WW points so these recipes are great!

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    Amy — March 25, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    My husband came home from the store with ground chicken and I wasn’t sure what to make with it. Came across this recipe and was overjoyed! Thank you for sharing!

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    Anonymous — April 5, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    I made these last night and they were delicious! I served them with a broccoli slaw with balsamic, for a tasty low-carb version of spaghetti and meatballs. Next time, I will mix a cup of broccoli slaw or grated carrots in with the meatball mixture, and I will serve them w/ extra marinara sauce for dipping.

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    Anonymous — April 11, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    Found this thru Pinterest, it sounds awesome! I’m sure this will end up on my regular dinner rotation. I’ll be substituting almond meal for the breadcrumbs – it works very well in every recipe I’ve done this for. I’m avoiding wheat and also use almond meal in place of flour when baking.

    Have a great day!

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    Anonymous — May 16, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    Can you make these ahead of time, say the day before? Everything but the sauce and cheese maybe?

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    Edie — June 7, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

    Do you think it would be too dry to use already cooked chicken parmesan breasts, and just chop them up in the ingredients?

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    Aimee — June 18, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Just made this last night. We loved it! Will definitely be making these again. Thanks so much for the great recipes!!

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    Anonymous — June 25, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

    Very good starter recipe. My wife and I enjoyed them but found them a bit bland. Want to add a bit more flavor without the points…next time, I will saute the onion and garlic and maybe some bell pepper. Will also add more seasonings to make different kinds (ie, cayenne/chili/cumin for Mexican themed; herbs de provence, savory, etc for Italian). Overall, a VERY good recipe…thanks for sharing!

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    Emmy — June 25, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

    These are absolutely delicious! SO GOOD that i’m having trouble believing they are diet friendly. I’ll be making many many more of these. I omitted the breadcrumbs but they still turned out fabulous. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!

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    cindy orozco — August 12, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    Emily,
    Can you use Ground Turkey Breast in place of the chicken??
    I have some Ground Turkey in my fridge.
    Thanks 4 sharing this recipe.
    Cindy

    • Emily Koenigsberg replied: — August 12th, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

      Oh absolutely, that should be fine! Hope you like it :)

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    Anonymous — August 20, 2013 @ 5:05 pm

    I only have a pound of ground chicken do I need to shorten the other ingredients?

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    Anonymous — August 20, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    Hi Emily,

    This was great! I made a batch to bring over to my brother and his wife who had a baby last week. I gave them some extra sauce for reheating. They loved them! Thanks for yet another hit!

    Jennifer

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    Anonymous — September 1, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    I never comment on things like this, but I just had to as these are SO DELICIOUS! I used half ground sirloin, and half ground turkey, which upped the points slightly. Also subbed romano for parm, as that is what we had. And my husband–who finished making them as the baby was freaking out–mixed the tomato sauce in with the meat instead of putting it on top. They turned out so rich that I think if I do it again with the slightly fattier meat I will leave off the mozzarella – I don’t think I would miss it at all. Now I just have to avoid eating a third one.

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    Anonymous — October 31, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    Thanks for this post Emily! These were really good! I’ve been making the old WW beef and stovetop stuffing mix meatloaf muffins for years (everyone still loves them) so it was fun to mix it up with this recipe. I usually make a huge batch of meatloaf muffins and freeze them. A minute or 2 in the microwave and dinner is ready on a crazy, there’s nothing in the house kind of night. I didn’t make enough to freeze of these this first time, but I’m sure I will next time (and there will be a next time)!

    • Anonymous replied: — October 31st, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

      Oh and also, my food processer didn’t much like serving as a meat grinder and I’m worried about killing the motor if I try it again. I googled “where can I find ground chicken” and the best answer I found was that (if they don’t have it already) the meat department at your grocer will grind it for you if you ask! Just tell them how many pounds you need. One less tool to use/clean too to make this easy dish!

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    Theresa — October 31, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Just pulled my millionth pan of these muffins out of the oven. (Ok, slight exaggeration) I make them with either the suggested ground chicken OR 93% or 99% ground turkey…whatever’s on sale. This recipe has literally been a life changer…meatballs had been out of my life for years due to gallstones…and when you think that two of my very favorite foods are spaghetti and meatballs, and meatball parm sandwiches, well, it was so hard for me-to say nothing of the fact that my beef meatballs were the best EVER. I have fooled quite a few people that couldn’t believe they weren’t beef when I made them with the turkey….I cant thank you enough. I cut these in quarters or halves and drop them into my homemade sauce and I’m in heaven. Meatballs are back, baby!

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    Emily Ramirez — March 6, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! AllFreeCasseroleRecipes.com has featured it on our blog, Recipe Chatter. Feel free to check it out and share: http://www.recipechatter.com/cute-casseroles-muffin-tin/

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    Michele — March 22, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    I have a recipe for stuffed peppers where i use a mixture of ground chicken.. and hot italian ground chicken sausage.. gives it just a bit more flavor… would that work in these mini meatloaves???

    • Emily replied: — March 23rd, 2014 @ 2:19 pm

      Sure, I think you could definitely use a mix of ground chicken and sausage – let me know how it turns out! :)

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    Colleen — May 5, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    These were fabulous! Is the fitness pal nutritional info per muffin?? Thanks so much! I can’t wait to explore more of your recipes!!

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    lisa — May 6, 2014 @ 4:20 pm

    I made these tonight, they were very tasty, I didn’t sprinkle the last bit of cheese on them to make them a little lighter and they were still lovely! thanks for sharing! xx

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