Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are simple to make and the perfect pairing to any pasta dinner. Serve them in a delicious homemade marinara or your favorite jarred sauce.
Keyword: cheesy meatballs, stuffed meatballs
Author: Jennie Duncan
1teaspoon garlic powder
2tablespoonsmarinara sauceor your favorite spaghetti sauce
4ouncesmozzarella cheesecut into cubes
Marinara sauce and pasta for serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray or foil and set aside.
Place ground beef into a large mixing bowl. Add in bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, 2 tablespoons marinara sauce, egg, salt, and Italian seasoning. Mix together until well combined, but do not over mix. PRO TIP - use your hands for mixing.
Form ball with your meat mixture. Press your thumb firmly into the meatball to form a well and place a 1/2 inch cheese cube inside. Roll meatball until meat is evenly surrounding cheese. Repeat until all meatballs are done and placed on a the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your meatballs.
Serve with cooked pasta and warmed marinara sauce.
This recipe makes about 20 meatballs. Serving size varies, so nutritional value is per meatball.