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Family Pleasing Meatballs

Family Pleasing Meatballs is rated 4.068965517241379 out of 5 by 29.
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
40
min.
Servings

2 servings, one sandwich each

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 buds.

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  • 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 pasta 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 pasta 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.

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 pasta sauce can be stored in tightly covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Servings

  • 2 servings, one sandwich each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 4 Meat (L)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Using extra lean ground beef is a great way to help your family eat right without sacrificing taste!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 2 servings, one sandwich each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 460
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 970mg
Carbohydrate 51g
Dietary fiber 5g
Sugars 11g
Protein 35g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 80 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 30 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I, too, have made this recipe on several occasions with rave reviews. I, too, have made this recipe on several occasions with rave reviews. After years of grueling and failed meatball attempts, this one was easy, fast, tasty, and did I say easy?? After baking, drain them on paper towels and then place in a pan with spaghetti sauce and voila--Dee-Lish! (Don't forget the cheese and your special toppings--we like lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, onions, like Subway!)
Date published: 2007-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This recipe gets a big red A+. This recipe gets a big red A+. I made the meatballs for subs last night and hit a home run according to my boyfriend. I will definately be using these meatballs again for both the subs and to put on spaghetti. I did add some salt, pepper, garlic powder, and some chopped onions to my meat mixture before baking, but I feel the need to always add seasoning to any ground beef I use...
Date published: 2009-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I tried this recipe the first time I ever made meatballs and it came out pretty good. I tried this recipe the first time I ever made meatballs and it came out pretty good. As I experimented alittle more I omitted the Ritz crackers and replaced them with bread crumbs. I put Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and chilli powder in mine as well. Make the meatballs pretty small caust they are easier to eat that way.
Date published: 2007-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the meatballs last night with spaghetti. I made the meatballs last night with spaghetti. My husband LOVED the meal! He gobbled every last bite up! He said "Now that's a meatball!" This recipe is now a weekly meal. I added some italian seasoning to the meatballs and next week I am going to try an onion. I would definitly recommend this recipe!
Date published: 2009-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This meatball recipe was easy to make, My husband doesn't care for meatballs but enjoyed this... This meatball recipe was easy to make, My husband doesn't care for meatballs but enjoyed this recipe. I did not make the sandwich, it was our main coarse for the dinner. I did use shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese.
Date published: 2007-05-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this recipe again. I made this recipe again. I think it is good, but it seems to be missing something. I added garlic salt, but that wasn't it (not bad though). If anyone has any recomendations, PLEASE post!
Date published: 2007-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I used the recipie as abase for spagetti and meatballs. I used the recipie as abase for spagetti and meatballs. We did not make the subs. It was pretty good. The meatballs were a bit bland, so next time, I will ad some seasonings to them also.
Date published: 2007-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was really good! This was really good! I made it with ground turkey and added a box of chopped frozen spinach to the mixture. I also used a marinara sauce from scratch. This was so good!
Date published: 2009-03-06
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