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Marinara Meatballs in Potato Boats

Dark golden brown crisp half shell potato filled with zesty marinara, meatballs topped with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Method: Baked

Dish

Main Dish

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cook Time

35 Mins

Serving

Serves 24

Description

Dark golden brown crisp half shell potato filled with zesty marinara, meatballs topped with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh chopped parsley.

Ingredients

  • 48 each Frozen Potato Half Shells
  • 3 Cups (709ml) Marinara sauce
  • 6 Cups (864g) Meatballs (Precooked)
  • 1 cup (90g) Parmesan cheese (Grated)
  • ½ Cup (25g) Parsley, Fresh (Chopped)

Preparation

  1. Gather all ingredients and equipment.
  2. To make potato boat from frozen half shells, heat in convection oven at 425°F (218°C) for 6-8 minutes turning once for uniform cooking. Cook from frozen state using recommended time and temperature according to manufacturers’ instructions.
  3. Heat chili marinara and meatballs together in a pot and hold at 140°F (60°C). Set aside.
  4. To assemble, place meat ball (1 1 oz meatball per half shell) and lay marinara sauce (30ml / 1Tbsp per half shell) to cover, then add grated parmesan cheese (1 tsp per half shell) and garnish with chopped fresh parsley (1 tsp per half shell).

Pro tip: To make potato boat from fresh potatoes:

  1. Slice the russets in half lengthwise, immediately place them into a medium-sized pot with water and salt. Bring the pot to a boil over high heat. Cook the potatoes until they are just fork tender. About 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and allow them to cool slightly.
  2. Carefully spoon some of the flesh out of the potatoes and reserve for another use. Drizzle the potato shells with the olive oil on a baking sheet. Bake the potato shells for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove from the oven and set aside until ready to use.

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Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories

230

Fat

13g

Sodium

350mg

Cholesterol

20g

Vitamin C

5.85mg

Carbohydrates

22g

Fiber

3g

Protein

9g

Potassium

571mg

Sugar

3g

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