Cheesy Volcano Meatballs

51  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 24 min total
  • Makes 4 servings, 1 sandwich (202 g) each.


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Cheesy Volcano Meatballs Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. (450 g) lean ground beef
  • Ritz Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup pasta sauce, divided
  • 50 g (1/4 of 200-g pkg.) old cheddar cheese, cut into 12 cubes
  • 4 hot dog buns

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 400ºF.
  • Mix  meat, cracker crumbs, Parmesan and 1/4 cup pasta sauce. 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 centre of each meatball.
  • Bake  14 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF). Meanwhile, microwave remaining sauce in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until heated through; spoon into buns. Fill with meatballs.

Recipe Tips

Variation Omit buns. Serve meatballs and sauce over your favourite hot cooked pasta.

Better For YouGood news! You'll save 80 calories, 8 g total fat, including 3 g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef, Ritz 30% Less Fat Crackers, grated reduced-fat Parmesan cheese and light cheddar cheese.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 4 servings, 1 sandwich (202 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 550 
  • Total fat 27 g
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 85 mg
  • Sodium 790 mg
  • Carbohydrate 34 g
  • Dietary fibre 2 g
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 33 g
  • Vitamin A 6 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 25 %DV
  • Iron 30 %DV