Cheese-Filled Eyeballs

Bake these cheesy appetizers made using ground beef, olives and Progresso® bread crumbs; served with marinara sauce.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 48

2
lb ground beef round
1
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
3
eggs, slightly beaten
8
sticks (1 oz each) string cheese
1
can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1
jar (24 oz) marinara sauce, heated

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 (15x10x1-inch) pans with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix beef, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and eggs. Shape into 48 (1-inch) balls. Place in pans.
  • 2 Cut each cheese stick into 6 pieces. Gently press a piece of cheese into each meatball.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center. Place olive slice over cheese on each meatball. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.

Expert Tips

Use a 1-inch cookie scoop to ensure evenly sized meatballs.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
67
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
),
Sodium
192mg
192%;
Total Carbohydrate
3g
3%
(Dietary Fiber
1/2g
1/2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Very Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.