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Family Pleasing Meatballs

Family Pleasing Meatballs recipe
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Eating smart can be challenging, especially when you and your kids have different tastes. This delicious meatball recipe can be easily customized to tickle everyone's taste...read more
time
prep:
20 min
total:
40 min
servings
total:
2 servings, one sandwich each
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What You Need

 BASE RECIPE
1
lb.  extra lean ground beef
10
 RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers, crushed (about 1/3 cup)
1
 egg white
1/4
tsp.  pepper
1-1/2
cups  spaghetti sauce
1/2
cup  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
 ADULT VARIATION
2
 French bread rolls (6 inch), partially split
1/2
cup  each: carrot and celery sticks
 KID VARIATION
4
oz.  spaghetti, cooked as directed on package

Make It

BASE RECIPE:

PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. Combine meat, cracker crumbs, egg white and pepper. Shape into 12 meatballs, each about 2-1/4 inches in diameter. Place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 20 min. or until meatballs are cooked through.

POUR spaghetti sauce into microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring after 1-1/2 min; set aside.

ADULT VARIATION:

ADD 6 of the meatballs to the 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce in bowl; toss to coat. Spoon 3 meatballs and half of the sauce onto bottom half of each roll; sprinkle each with 2 Tbsp. cheese. Serve with carrots and celery. Makes 2 adult servings, one sandwich each.

KID VARIATION:

DRAIN hot spaghetti. Divide between two serving plates; top each with 3 of the meatballs, 1/2 cup of the sauce and 2 Tbsp. of the cheese. Makes 2 kid servings.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Kid Nutrition Information Per Serving
490 calories, 12g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 750mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 9g sugars, 36g protein, 15%DV vitamin A, 15%DV vitamin C, 25%DV calcium, 35%DV iron. Exchange: 4 Starch, 4 Meat (L)
Special Extra
Add 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil to the cooked meatballs and sauce before spooning into sandwich rolls.
Note
Leftover spaghetti sauce can be stored in tightly covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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