Sunday, January 29, 2012
Mock Chicken Patties Parmesan
This recipe will appeal to meat lovers as well as vegetarians. The mock chicken patties, when cooked this way, will even fool people who don't realize that it's a meatless meal.
For this recipe, I like to use the frozen Morningstar Farms Original Chik Patties or Boca Original Chik'N Patties. If you have another breaded mock chicken patty that you prefer, go ahead and use it!
1 1/2 cups Classic Marinara Sauce or your favorite plain red pasta sauce, divided
2 vegetarian breaded "chicken" patties
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, plus additional for serving, if desired
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small saucepan, heat the marinara sauce over medium-low heat until it is warm but not boiling.
Meanwhile, if using frozen "chicken" patties, place them on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for half the cooking time specified in the package directions (1 to 1 1/2 minutes) to thaw.
Spread 1 cup of the marinara sauce in an oven-proof baking dish or pan. Top with the "chicken" patties. Pour the remaining sauce over the "chicken" patties.
Sprinkle the mozzarella evenly over the two "chicken" patties, and then sprinkle with the Parmesan.
Cover and bake for 15 minutes.
Uncover and bake for another 5-10 minutes, until the sauce is bubbly and the cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with the parsley, if using.
Serve with additional Parmesan for topping, as desired.
-- 2 servings