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Slow-Cooker Meatballs in Mini Bread Bowls

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 3 hr 20 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Serving these slow cooked meatballs in homemade mini bread bowls is a fun twist on Italian night at home.

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
egg
1/2
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
3
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon Italian herb blend
1
jar (25 oz) marinara sauce
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf
Parmesan cheese, if desired

Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, mix beef, egg, bread crumbs, milk and herb blend. Shape into 16 meatballs. Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add marinara sauce and meatballs to slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into four pieces. Spray underside of jumbo muffin pan. Form dough around muffin cups to make four bowls. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until bowls are golden brown. Cool slightly. Remove bowls, and cool completely.
  • 3 To serve, spoon 4 meatballs and sauce into each bread bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
  • 1 In large bowl, mix beef, egg, bread crumbs, milk and herb blend. Shape into 16 meatballs. Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add marinara sauce and meatballs to slow cooker. Cover; cook on High heat setting 3 to 4 hours.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Cut dough into four pieces. Spray underside of jumbo muffin pan. Form dough around muffin cups to make four bowls. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until bowls are golden brown. Cool slightly. Remove bowls, and cool completely.
  • 3 To serve, spoon 4 meatballs and sauce into each bread bowl. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Expert Tips

Brush baked bread bowls with butter and garlic salt or Italian herbs for an interesting flavor twist.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
39%
Sodium
1180mg
49%
Potassium
860mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
66g
22%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
15g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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