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Zesty Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Zesty Italian dressing is added to a mixture of ground beef, crushed crackers and minced garlic to make the meatballs for this tasty pasta dish.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
4 servings

What You Need

1
lb.  extra-lean ground beef
1
pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
10
 RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers, finely crushed
2
cloves  garlic, minced
1/4
cup  KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2
lb.  spaghetti, uncooked
1
jar  (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
2
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
2
Tbsp.  chopped fresh basil

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

MIX first 5 ingredients just until blended; shape into 16 meatballs. Place on rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until done (160ºF). Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt.

HEAT spaghetti sauce in large saucepan. Gently stir in meatballs. Drain spaghetti; place on large platter. Top with sauce; sprinkle with cheese and basil.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to Crush the Crackers
Place crackers in small resealable plastic bag. Remove excess air from bag; seal bag. Use your hands or rolling pin to crush the crackers until they form fine crumbs.
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