I remember the first time we gave Kenya a big slab of meatloaf and he just stared at it totally daunted.

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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.

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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

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 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 kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients to thoroughly combine.
  • Pack greased mini muffin cups with the mixture. Fill to the top as they will shrink a bit during cooking.
  • 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.


Sodium: 590mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Calories: 270kcal | Fat: 11g | Protein: 33g | Carbohydrates: 8g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. That should work out just fine. I would check them at 20 minutes to see if they are cooked through, if not, let them go to 25-27 minutes.

  2. Hi, I used MyFitness Pal to re-calculate the calories for this recipe, I came up with 296 calories for a serving on 6 mini meatloafs, so 5 servings for this recipe is what I come up with for those who are curious.

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