Cheesy Volcano Meatballs

The kids will love the melted cheese "erupting" from the top of these meatballs.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 6 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed (about 1/4 cup)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¾ cup spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 12 cheddar cheese cubes
  • 4 hot dog bun s

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Recipe Tips


Heat oven to 400ºF.


Mix meat, cracker crumbs, Parmesan and 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce. 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). Meanwhile, microwave remaining sauce in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 30 sec. or until heated through; spoon into buns. Fill with meatballs.