Make these Cheesy Volcano Meatballs for a dish the kids will love! These flavorful volcano meatballs feature melted cheese 'erupting' from the tops.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 lb. lean ground beef
6 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
3/4 cup OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce, divided
12 KRAFT Cheddar Cheese Cubes
4 hot dog buns
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Mix meat, cracker crumbs, Parmesan and 1/4 cup pasta sauce just until blended. Shape into 12 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. meat mixture for each.
Place, 2 inches apart, in shallow pan sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 cheese cube deeply into center of each meatball.
Bake 14 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF).
Microwave remaining sauce in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until heated through. Fill buns with meatballs and sauce just before serving.
Cut 12 (1/2-inch) cubes from a block of KRAFT Cheddar Cheese to use instead of the KRAFT Cheese Cubes.
Omit buns. Serve meatballs and sauce over your favorite hot cooked pasta.
Prepare with extra-lean ground beef, RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers, KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping and KRAFT Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese Cubes.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.