Stupid-Easy Recipe for Mozzarella Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs (#1 Top-Rated)


Tasty meatballs hold a cheesy mozzarella center.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Mozzarella Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs.

1. Info for Mozzarella Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs

  • Cook Time: 40 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Servings: 8
  • Calories: 155.73 kcal

2. Ingredients for Mozzarella Cheese-Stuffed Meatballs

  • 6 mozzarella string cheese sticks (1 oz. per stick)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese (2/3 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 24 oz. jarred marinara sauce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (for serving)

3. Directions:

3.1 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.2 Prep

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

Cut each mozzarella stick into 8 even pieces.

Grate or press the garlic cloves into a large mixing bowl. Add the ground beef, eggs, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, salt, and black pepper. Using clean hands, mix the ingredients until just combined.

Roll the meat mixture into 48 balls, about 1-inch in diameter, or 1.5 oz. each, and place on the prepared baking sheets.

Slightly flatten a meatball in the palm of your hand and place a piece of mozzarella in the center. Close meat around cheese and roll to tightly enclose. Return stuffed meatballs to baking sheet.

3.3 Oven

Bake the meatballs on middle rack of oven until meat reaches 160°F, 16-17 minutes.

3.4 Check

Check to see that meatballs are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.5 Stove

Transfer the meatballs to a large pot and pour in the marinara sauce. Set the pot over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer meatballs in sauce until heated through, 3-5 minutes.

3.6 Serve

Transfer meatballs to a serving dish and top with the grated Parmesan cheese. Serve with a pasta dish and other side dishes of your choice.


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