The kids will love the melted cheese "erupting" from the tops of these meatballs.
What do I need ?
Original recipe yields 4 Servings
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1 lb. (450 g) lean ground beef
6 Ritz Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/4 cup)
1/4 cup Kraft 100% Parmesan Grated Cheese
3/4 cup Classico di Napoli Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce, divided
50 g (1/4 of 200-g pkg.) Cracker Barrel Old Cheddar Cheese, cut into 12 cubes
4 hot dog buns
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How do I make it ?
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Mix meat, cracker crumbs, Parmesan and 1/4 cup pasta sauce. Shape into 12 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. meat mixture for each.
Place, 2 inches apart, in shallow pan sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 cheese cube deeply into centre of each meatball.
Bake 14 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF). Meanwhile, microwave remaining sauce in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until heated through; spoon into buns. Fill with meatballs.
Kraft Kitchen Tips!
Omit buns. Serve meatballs and sauce over your favourite hot cooked pasta.
Good news! You'll save 80 calories, 8 g total fat, including 3 g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef, Ritz 30% Less Fat Crackers, Kraft 100% Light Parmesan Grated Cheese and Cracker Barrel Cheddar Cheese Light - Made with 2% Milk.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value
Fat 21 g
Saturated fat 9 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 600 mg
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fibre 2 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 25 g
4 servings, 1 sandwich (202 g) each
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