Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole

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You will love this casserole recipe idea for chicken parmesan meatball casserole. This casserole recipe has all the flavors of traditional chicken parmesan without the mess of having to fry the chicken. This easy pasta casserole can be one of your go-to freezer meals that the whole family will love. With ground chicken used for the meatballs and lots of grated mozzarella, this is sure to be a dinner recipe you use again and again. To freeze this easy casserole, prepare the recipe without baking, then cover tightly with aluminum foil. When ready to use this easy pasta casserole, simply bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until the casserole recipe is hot, bubbly and a nice golden brown.

Whenever you are preparing something with meat, you want to be sure and handle properly. So when using ground chicken, or any ground meat you want to be sure and properly wash your hands before you handle. Make sure and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. You also want to be sure and separate any chicken, raw meat or seafood properly to avoid any cross-contamination which could cause bacteria to spread from food to food or onto other surfaces in the kitchen. Make sure to seal any poultry, seafood or raw meat in separate containers stored at the bottom of the refrigerator to help prevent juices from dripping onto other foods. You also want to keep plates clean, never put cooked food on the same plate or any cutting board that was used for raw food without cleaning first. Always throw away marinades and liquids that are used to marinade any poultry, seafood or raw meat. You should never reuse marinades on cooked foods, this also goes for basting any poultry, raw meat and seafood too, you should reserve some of the marinades before any of the raw meats are put in, that way you can use the marinade to baste while the poultry is cooking. Make sure to properly chill raw food; that also goes for thawing poultry, raw meat, and seafood. Don't wait too long to get poultry, raw meat or seafood into the freezer or fridge as this can result in the growth of bacteria. And always make sure to freeze or refrigerate poultry, raw meat, and seafood within two hours after purchasing. You can do this by making your grocery shop the last stop on your list of errands to do, this way the meat can go right into the freezer or refrigerator. Try and always purchase your meat last. Consider this especially on hot days where the food might be spending time in a hot car.

Nutrition Facts for: Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole from Buns In My Oven

Ingredients: Ground chicken, Panko bread crumbs, egg, Parmesan cheese, milk, pasta, marinara sauce, mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 703, Calories from Fat 201, Total Fat 22.3g 34%, Saturated Fat 9.3g 47%, Cholesterol 184mg 61%, Sodium 1059mg 44%, Potassium 729mg 21%, Carbohydrates 72.4g 24%, Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%, Sugars 11.7g, Protein 51.5g, Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 49%, Iron 29%

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