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Family Pleasing Meatballs
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Family Pleasing Meatballs

40 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Healthy Living
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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2 servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings
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 OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta 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
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Let's Make It
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BASE RECIPE:
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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.
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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.
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ADULT VARIATION:
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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.
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KID VARIATION:
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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.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
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)
Tip 2
Special Extra
Add 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil to the cooked meatballs and sauce before spooning into sandwich rolls.
Tip 3
Note
Leftover pasta sauce can be stored in tightly covered container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutrition
Calories
460
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
17%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65mg
22%
Sodium 970mg
42%
Total Carbohydrates 51g
19%
Dietary Fibers 5g
18%
Sugars 11g
22%
Protein 35g
70%
Vitamin A
130%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
25%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
Makes 2 servings, one sandwich each.
* 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.
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