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Cheesy Volcano Meatballs

Cheesy Volcano Meatballs recipe
photo by:kraft
The kids will love the melted cheese "erupting" from the top of these meatballs.
time
prep:
10 min
total:
24 min
servings
total:
Makes 4 servings.
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What You Need

1
lb.  lean ground beef
6
 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/4 cup)
1/4
cup  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
3/4
cup  spaghetti sauce, divided
12
 KRAFT Cheddar Cheese Cubes
4
 hot dog buns

Make It

HEAT oven to 400ºF.
step 1
MIX meat, cracker crumbs, Parmesan and 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce. Shape into 12 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. meat mixture for each.
step 2
PLACE, 2 inches apart, in shallow pan sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 cheese cube deeply into center of each meatball.
step 3
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 Kitchens Tips

Healthy Living
Save 50 calories and 6g fat per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef, RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers, KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping and KRAFT 2% Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese Cubes.
Substitute
Cut 12 (1/2-inch) cubes from a block of KRAFT Cheddar Cheese to use instead of the KRAFT Cheese Cubes.
Variation
Omit buns. Serve meatballs and sauce over your favorite hot cooked pasta.
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