Mini Lasagna Meatloaves + More Healthy Muffin-Pan Meatloaf Recipes

Feb 11 2020
Recipe mashup! These babies have all the flavor and cheesy fun of lasagna, but with the protein-packed goodness of meatloaf. We especially love the ricotta surprise in the middle…

Hungry Girl's Healthy Mini Lasagna Meatloaves Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (2 meatloaves): 208 calories, 8g total fat (4g sat fat), 613mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 24.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 5*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 5*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 5*

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

5 cups chopped spinach

1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (at least 96% lean)

1 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

2 tbsp. panko breadcrumbs

2 tsp. chopped garlic

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2/3 cup light/low-fat ricotta cheese

3/4 cup marinara sauce with 70 calories or less per 1/2-cup serving

3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Optional topping: chopped fresh basil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook spinach until wilted, about 2 minutes.

Transfer spinach to a large bowl, and blot away excess moisture. Add beef, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, Italian seasoning, 1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Evenly distribute mixture among the muffin cups, and smooth out the tops.

In a medium bowl, mix ricotta with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Form a hole in each meatloaf, and evenly fill with ricotta mixture. Top with marinara.

Bake until firm with lightly browned edges, about 30 minutes.

Sprinkle with mozzarella, and bake until melted, about 5 minutes.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

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