Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cheesy Italian Mini Meatloaf Cups and Green Beans in 30 Minutes


Meatloaf is a tough sell in some families.  Not in mine.  In my house it is a favorite dish, one that always calls for seconds and this Cheesy Italian Mini Meatloaf is no different; loaded with fabulous Italian flavors in a moist cheesy meatloaf. Turning meatloaf into a family favorite is as easy as following this simple recipe!

My favorite garlic and lemon green beans served along side, compliment the perfectly portioned mini meatloaves.  This fantastic complete meal that you will be proud to cook for your family goes from prep to plate in just 30 minutes. Your whole family is going to love it.

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Author: Donna Elick
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Cheesy Italian Mini Meatloaf and Garlic-Lemon Green Beans

Cheesy Italian Mini Meatloaf and Garlic-Lemon Green Beans

Meatloaf is a tough sell in some families. Not in mine. In my house it is a favorite dish, one that always calls for seconds and this Cheesy Italian Mini Meatloaf is no different; loaded with fabulous Italian flavors in a moist cheesy meatloaf.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey (99% lean)
  • 4 wedges spreadable low calorie cheese, garlic and herb flavor (I used Laughing Cow)
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (.5-oz)
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 cup roasted garlic and onion pasta sauce (divided)
  • Non stick olive oil spray
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)
  • Garlic-Lemon Green Beans:
  • 1 lb green beans, stems snapped off
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare muffin tin with non stick olive oil spray. Set aside.
  2. Reserve 1/3 cup pasta sauce. Combine remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well with hands. Portion mixture into muffin tin, filling 8 cups with mixture. Gently press down on meatloaf. Spread reserved sauce over top of the meatloafs.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, or until meatloaves are cooked through.
  4. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve and enjoy.
  5. Once mini meatloaves are in the oven begin preparing Garlic and Lemon Green Beans.
  6. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil. Slice garlic cloves and add to the pan. Stir and allow garlic to cook for about 30 seconds-1 minute.
  7. Add green beans, sprinkle with salt and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove cover squeeze in juice of ½ lemon and stir. Allow to cook until liquid is nearly evaporated, about 3-5 minutes.
  8. Remove from skillet and place beans in a serving dish. Serve and enjoy!




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4 comments:

  1. Oh how my husband loves meatloaf. He would want his a little bigger I think! Very nice Donna.

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  2. Meatloaf is a family favorite here too, mainly because they've never had a bad one. I, on the other hand, have had a greasy, slimy meatloaf once or twice before...ick. Yours looks fabulous!

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  3. Thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday: Meatloaf. Have a great week.

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