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Pizza-by-the-Yard

Here's a new take on the family favorite, using Italian bread instead of a round pizza crust. Ready as quickly as frozen pizza but with a fresh homemade taste!

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 4
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
bag (16 oz) frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (about 32 meatballs)
1
jar (26 oz) marinara or tomato pasta sauce
1
loaf French bread (1 lb)
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

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  • 1 In large microwavable bowl, place meatballs. Microwave on High 3 minutes. Cut meatballs in half; return to bowl. Stir in marinara sauce. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on High 6 to 8 minutes, stirring once or twice, until hot.
  • 2 Meanwhile, set oven control to broil. Cut bread in half crosswise; cut each in half lengthwise, making 4 pieces. Place bread, cut side up, on ungreased large cookie sheet. If desired, toast lightly under broiler.
  • 3 Spoon hot meatballs and sauce evenly onto bread. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. To serve, cut each piece in half.
  • 1 In large microwavable bowl, place meatballs. Microwave on High 3 minutes. Cut meatballs in half; return to bowl. Stir in marinara sauce. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave on High 6 to 8 minutes, stirring once or twice, until hot.
  • 2 Meanwhile, set oven control to broil. Cut bread in half crosswise; cut each in half lengthwise, making 4 pieces. Place bread, cut side up, on ungreased large cookie sheet. If desired, toast lightly under broiler.
  • 3 Spoon hot meatballs and sauce evenly onto bread. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. To serve, cut each piece in half.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Line the cookie sheet with foil for less mess. Any runaway sauce or cheese won’t bake onto the cookie sheet.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
1270mg
1270%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.