Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pesto Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf


Pesto Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf - All the delicious flavors of chicken parmesan wrapped into a meatloaf stuffed with pesto. It doesn't get much better than this! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com


I am totally feeling like some comfort food, how about you? 

It is nice that I am actually feeling like cooking since I have spent the best of the last few days flat on the sofa, doped up on muscle relaxers, because I completely threw my back out. 

I have been trying to get more active, not something that is easy to do when you sit on your butt for work. I can get so locked into what  I am doing that I look up and realize that I have spent 10 hours on the damn computer!! 

Holy computer butt Batman!

Ya, it makes it tough. 

Kevin built me a treadmill desk, which is great, but I just read an article that said for every hour you are in front of a video screen you should be working out the same amount of time.

Are you freakin' kidding me?

So I guess sleep is out of the question!

Oh no, wait, then there is the article that says if you don't get at least 7 hours of sleep a night you will gain weight #facepalm

Of course, there is the article that says stress causes you to gain weight around your middle.

Well, all of these articles are stressing me out, so maybe I will just stop reading.

That sounds like a plan!!

And I will enjoy one of my comfort food faves, meatloaf.

But this is no ordinary meatloaf, it is stuffed with pesto, and topped with marinara and melty mozzarella.

Mmmm ya, that's the ticket!! 

I am feeling better already! How about you?


Pesto Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf from www.bobbiskozykitchen.com



Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Pesto Stuffed Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf

All the delicious flavors of chicken parmesan wrapped into a meatloaf stuffed with pesto. It doesn't get much better than this!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 50 MINStotal time: 60 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 lb ground chicken
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt 
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 thick slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (you can use homemade or store bought)

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Lay out a large piece of wax paper and spray it lightly with non-stick spray. Place the meatloaf mixture on the wax paper and, using your hands, press it out evenly into a 9 x 9 square.
  4. Spread the pesto in an even layer and sprinkle with the shredded mozzarella cheese. Using the wax paper, carefully lift the edge of the meatloaf mixture and tuck and roll it into a log.
  5. Place the meatloaf onto a parchment lined rimmed baking sheet, and bake for 45 mins. Remove from the oven and top with the marinara sauce and sliced mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
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3 comments:

  1. I've actually just purchased a treadmill. Having a home office is a bit of a killer, no running for the bus anymore! Great looking comforting dinner, perfect for the cooler months that are about to head my way in Sydney.

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    1. Treadmill desks rock! I found my inspiration on Pinterest. I hope you give this meatloaf a try, it really is the ultimate comfort food.

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