Mozzarella Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Baked Stuffed Meatballs With Mozzarella Cheese
Baked Stuffed Meatballs. Diana Rattray
  • 57 mins
  • Prep: 22 mins,
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 16 Meatballs (16 servings)
Ratings (8)

These mozzarella stuffed meatballs are easy to make and fun to eat.

 I made these low carb meatballs with a little Parmesan cheese and fresh mozzarella cheese filling. The meatball mixture is flavored with Italian seasonings and a little garlic powder. They make an excellent appetizer or snack, or use them with your favorite sauce and pasta or spaghetti squash for a meal. 

If you aren't interested in keeping them low carb, use this recipe mixture for baked meatballs. Just stuff them with mozzarella and bake them following the directions below.

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef makes about 15 or 16 large meatballs. 

See Also
Maria's Italian Meatballs

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (or sirloin, from 85% to 90% lean)
  • 1/3 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herb blend, purchased or homemade
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1.  Heat the oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas 4).
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil, or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Parmesan cheese, egg, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Portion the meat out to about 15 or 16 pieces, roughly 1 3/4 ounces each.
  5. Cut the mozzarella cheese into 15 to 16 small pieces, depending on how many meatballs you have. The mozzarella pieces will weigh about 1/4 ounce each. 
  1. Shape each meatball portion around a piece of mozzarella cheese, sealing the meat around the cheese while shaping into a ball. A little of the cheese might ooze out as they bake, but seal them in the meat mixture as well as you can.
  2. Arrange the meatballs in the prepared baking pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the ground beef is thoroughly cooked.* 
  4. Serve the meatballs with hot marinara sauce or homemade spaghetti sauce.

*According the, ground beef and other ground meats must be cooked to at least 160° F.  To ensure they are thoroughly cooked, cut into a meatball to see that no pink remains or use a food thermometer to check the temperature.

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