Cheese-Stuffed Giant Meatballs

An easy all-time favorite dish in just minutes!

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
1
pouch (9 oz) Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce
2
sticks (1 oz each) string cheese
1
lb extra-lean (at least 93%) ground beef
1
egg
  • 1 HEAT oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir bread crumbs and 1 cup of the cooking sauce until well mixed; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 CUT twelve 1/2-inch pieces from cheese sticks (store remaining portion of cheese stick for another use). Set aside. Add beef, egg, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper to bread crumb mixture until well mixed.
  • 3 SPRAY six (6-oz) custard cups or regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Divide beef mixture evenly among cups (cups will be very full). Push 2 pieces of cheese into center of each loaf. Place custard cups on cookie sheet to catch any spillover.
  • 4 BAKE about 25 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of loaves reads 160°F.
  • 5 HEAT remaining sauce until hot. Immediately remove loaves from muffin pan; spoon heated sauce over loaves.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    200
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    550mg
    550%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    9g
    9%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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