Meatball Minestrone Bake

It's Italian night! Progresso® minestrone soup and Pillsbury® crescents give a jump start to an easy dinner bake.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 8

Ingredients

3/4
teaspoon oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon lemon peel
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2
lb extra lean (at least 90%) ground beef
3/4
cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
1/4
cup chopped onion
3/4
cup milk
1
egg
1
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
1
can (19 oz) Progresso® High Fiber homestyle minestrone soup
2
tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1
can Pillsbury® Place 'n Bake® refrigerated crescent rounds
1
tablespoon Crisco® 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. In small bowl, stir together oregano, basil, garlic powder, lemon peel and black pepper. Reserve 3/4 teaspoon of mixture; set aside. In large bowl, mix ground beef, bread crumbs, onion, milk, egg, salt and remaining seasoning mix until thoroughly combined. Form into sixteen 2-inch meatballs. Pour soup into ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish; top with meatballs.
  • 2 Bake 35 minutes or until bubbly.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix reserved 3/4 teaspoon seasoning mixture and Parmesan cheese. Unroll each crescent round to make a strip; place strips on piece of foil. Brush strips with olive oil; sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese mixture.
  • 4 Remove baking dish from oven. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Sprinkle meatballs with Italian cheese. Place seasoned crescent strips in a diagonal pattern on top of cheese, cutting to fit if necessary and not crisscrossing the strips.
  • 5 Bake an additional 20 to 24 minutes or until cheese is melted and strips are golden brown. Serve in bowls.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    480
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    2 1/2g
    2 1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    120mg
    120%;
    Sodium
    1270mg
    1270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    35g
    35%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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