Meatball Sandwich Bread Bowls

Turn your kitchen into a bistro! With a refrigerated crusty French loaf and handful of other ingredients, you can create this superb entrée in short order.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 3
 

Ingredients

1
(11-oz.) can Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Crusty French Loaf
12
frozen cooked meatballs (about 6 oz.), thawed
1 1/2
cups frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry
1 1/2
cups tomato pasta sauce
2
tablespoons shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
4
oz. (1 cup) finely shredded mozzarella cheese
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil or parsley

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove dough from can. Cut loaf into 3 pieces; shape each into ball, placing seam at bottom so dough is smooth on top. Place dough balls, seam side down, on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 350ºF. for 22 to 26 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, combine meatballs, bell pepper and onion stir-fry, and pasta sauce. Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are thawed and thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese until blended.
  • 3 With sharp knife, cut small portion off top of each loaf. Lightly press center of bread down to form bowls. Place each bread bowl on individual serving plate. Spoon meatball mixture over each. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and basil. Place top of each bread bowl on plate.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Remove dough from can. Cut loaf into 3 pieces; shape each into ball, placing seam at bottom so dough is smooth on top. Place dough balls, seam side down, on sprayed cookie sheet. Bake at 350ºF. for 22 to 26 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, combine meatballs, bell pepper and onion stir-fry, and pasta sauce. Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are thawed and thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Stir in Parmesan cheese until blended.
  • 3 With sharp knife, cut small portion off top of each loaf. Lightly press center of bread down to form bowls. Place each bread bowl on individual serving plate. Spoon meatball mixture over each. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and basil. Place top of each bread bowl on plate.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To reduce calories and fat, look for light or reduced-calorie meatballs in the frozen foods section.

Serve pickle slices and your favorite homemade or deli coleslaw with these bread bowls.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/3 of Recipe
Calories
775
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
2090mg
2090%;
Total Carbohydrate
89g
89%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
19g
19%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
44%;
Calcium
42%;
Iron
34%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.