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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Recipe 

Tender and flavorful homemade meatballs stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese. These mozzarella stuffed meatballs are what dreams are made of! Prep Time: 15 minsCook Time: 20 minsTotal Time: 35 mins

Servings: 6


  • 1 pound 80% lean ground beef (could sub with half ground pork)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4-6 ounces mozzarella , cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons Chopped fresh Italian Flat leaf parsley


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Combine the meat, egg, breadcrumbs, cheese, salt, garlic, onion, black pepper and parsley in a bowl. Stir just until combined, do not over mix. Add a Tablespoon or two of water as needed to keep a wet mixture. 
  • Cut cheese into 24 cubes about 1/2″ in size. Use a medium cookie scoop or spoon to scoop the meat. Then place a piece of cheese in the center and wrap the meat around the cheese. Form into 1 1/2″  balls and place on the pan. 
  • Bake uncovered for 17-20 minutes, or until no longer pink in the middle. Turn halfway through, so the bottoms don’t brown. 
  • Simmer meatballs with marinara sauce for 10 minutes and serve over noodles if desired.


Makes 24 medium-sized meatballs. Substitutes You can use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and onion powder if you do not have fresh garlic and onions , feel free to add in some red pepper flakes in the meat mixture. 


Course: Main Dish Cuisine: American

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