Creamy Tomato, Meatballs and Rice Bake

Creamy Tomato, Meatballs and Rice Bake

Looking for a casserole dinner? Then check out this creamy tomato, meatballs and rice bake – a delicious meal.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

1
lb. extra-lean ground beef
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3/4
cup uncooked converted long-grain rice
1
cup half-and-half
1
(10 3/4-oz.) can condensed tomato soup with roasted garlic and herbs
1
(14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. In medium bowl, combine ground beef, onion, salt and pepper; mix well. Shape mixture into 12 meatballs; place in sprayed baking dish.
  2. In medium bowl, combine all remaining ingredients except parsley; mix well. Pour over meatballs. Cover tightly with foil.
  3. Bake at 350°F. for 1 1/2 hours or until rice is tender. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with parsley.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Ingredient Substitutions
Add flavor to meatballs by using ground pork or Italian sausage for part of the ground beef.
One can of condensed tomato soup plus 1 teaspoon of roasted garlic from a jar and 1 teaspoon of dried basil leaves can be used in place of condensed tomato soup with roasted garlic and herbs.
Healthy Hint
To reduce the fat in each serving of this casserole by about 6 grams and the calories by about 60, use 1 cup of nonfat milk or water in place of the half-and-half.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 520
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 21g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,),
  • Cholesterol 95mg;
  • Sodium 970mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 54g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 16g),
  • Protein 28g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 2 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.