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Cheesy Volcano Meatballs

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4 servings

Make these Cheesy Volcano Meatballs for a dish the kids will love! These flavorful volcano meatballs feature melted cheese 'erupting' from the tops.

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Mix meat, cracker crumbs, Parmesan and 1/4 cup pasta sauce just until blended. Shape into 12 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. meat mixture for each.
  • Place, 2 inches apart, in shallow pan sprayed with cooking spray. Press 1 cheese cube deeply into center of each meatball.
  • Bake 14 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF).
  • Microwave remaining sauce in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until heated through. Fill buns with meatballs and sauce just before serving.

Special Equipment Needed


Cut 12 (1/2-inch) cubes from a block of KRAFT Cheddar Cheese to use instead of the KRAFT Cheese Cubes.


Omit buns. Serve meatballs and sauce over your favorite hot cooked pasta.


Prepare with extra-lean ground beef, RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers, KRAFT Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping and KRAFT Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese Cubes.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 380
Total fat 18g
Saturated fat 8g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 510mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 4g
Protein 28g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 2 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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