Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Smart Spaghetti & Meatballs

What You Need

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
1 pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1/3 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
2 cloves  garlic, minced
1 egg
1 cup  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Italian* Three Cheese Blend, divided
3 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/2 lb.  whole wheat spaghetti, uncooked, broken in half
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.
MIX first 5 ingredients, 3/4 cup shredded cheese and 2 Tbsp. Parmesan. Shape into 18 meatballs, using about 2 Tbsp. for each; place in 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
BAKE 15 min. or until meatballs are done (160ºF). Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package and heat spaghetti sauce in separate large saucepan.
DRAIN spaghetti; place on platter. Stir meatballs into sauce; spoon over spaghetti. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses.

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