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Meatball Sandwich Bread Bowls

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 3

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. MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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

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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/3 of Recipe
Calories
775
Calories from Fat
280
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
48%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
2090mg
87%
Total Carbohydrate
89g
30%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
19g
Protein
40g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
44%
44%
Calcium
42%
42%
Iron
34%
34%
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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