Here’s a unique recipe for you to make in your slow cooker: Chicken Parmigiana Meatloaf
I really loved the idea behind this recipe – cooking a meatloaf (in a loaf pan) INSIDE the slow cooker. How fun is that?
The recipe comes from my current favorite cookbook: 365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea. My son is involved in a ton of sports and activities, which means that I’m driving all over town most days carting him to this or that. It’s totally hard to serve a decent dinner to my family when I’m not home to prepare it. And I’m completely against picking up fast food. My slow cooker is my best friend on busy days like this. I’ve tried a ton of slow cooker recipes in the past that are just duds. This cookbook is much different. I’ve tried three recipes so far… and they have all been big successes. This recipe was one of them.
Check it out: You just mix the meatloaf ingredients together in a bowl, then stuff it in your loaf pan, then place your loaf pan in the slow cooker and press START! That’s it!
7 or 8 hours later, the meatloaf is done. It’s one of the most tender, juicy, flavorful meatloaf recipes I’ve ever tasted. I used ground turkey instead of chicken, and it was completely wonderful (and low fat!)
I enjoyed the meatloaf straight out of the pan, unadorned and all by itself… served with a side salad. My husband wanted a little more sauce drizzled on top (just a little marinara- easy). I recommend the recipe to try out on your family for dinner. It really is quite delicious. And I recommend that you purchase the cookbook too- lots of great, easy recipes that I can’t wait to try.
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours