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!

  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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