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Cheesy Volcano Meatballs
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Cheesy Volcano Meatballs

24 Min(s)
10 Min(s) Prep
14 Min(s) Cook
Make these Cheesy Volcano Meatballs for a dish the kids will love! These flavorful volcano meatballs feature melted cheese 'erupting' from the tops.
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4 servings
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
1
Heat oven to 400ºF.
2
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.
3
Place, 2 inches apart, in shallow pan sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 cheese cube deeply into center of each meatball.
4
Bake 14 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF).
5
Microwave remaining sauce in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until heated through. Fill buns with meatballs and sauce just before serving.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Cut 12 (1/2-inch) cubes from a block of KRAFT Cheddar Cheese to use instead of the KRAFT Cheese Cubes.
Tip 2
Variation
Omit buns. Serve meatballs and sauce over your favorite hot cooked pasta.
Tip 3
Variation
Prepare with extra-lean ground beef, RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers, KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping and KRAFT Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese Cubes.
Nutrition
Calories
380
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
23%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 75mg
25%
Sodium 510mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 4g
8%
Protein 28g
56%
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
20%
Iron
20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
4 servings
* 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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