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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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