Why settle for plain old boring meatballs when you can have Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs. It’s easy, uses basic ingredients, and everyone in your family is going to love them.
These Tasty Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs make great sides or as a main dish. With melted cheese in every bite, these scrumptious meatballs will never disappoint.
If this is your first time making cheese stuffed meatballs, not to worry, they are actually a lot easier than you think! Just follow our easy steps and you’ll have some tasty stuffed meatballs in no time. You can even get a little creative and add spices of your choice to your meatballs.
This recipe makes 8 medium size meatballs, but if you want smaller sized meatballs, just cut your cheese cube smaller.
Enjoy these cheesy stuffed meatballs on their own (they make a tasty snack) or add them to your low-carb and keto pasta dishes.
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||30 minutes|
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp dried leaf basil
- 1/2 tsp dried leaf oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried leaf basil or rosemary suit to your personal taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large pan with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, mix together the beef, egg, parmesan cheese, garlic, coconut oil and black pepper.
- Divide meat into 8 sections and form into balls.
- Press into the middle of each meatball with your thumb and create a small crater.
- Add in a piece of the mozzarella cheese and fold the rest of the meatball over. Repeat for all meat balls.
- Add meat balls to the pan and bake for 20-30 minutes
- Remove from oven and sprinkle on more parmesan cheese.
I made these tonight: http://fiveminutelife.wpengine.com/recipe/mozzarella-stuffed-meatballs/
They were kinda ho-hum. They seem to be a good base but need it to be kicked up a few knotches.
The picture looks like maybe it’s turkey? or breaded somehow? The stuff that came out of my oven looks NOTHING like that.
The description mentions “eggs” the ingredient list doesn’t include egg so I guessed and used 1 egg per pound of hamburger.
The ingredients mention “coconut oil” but never says what to use it for (and then the meatballs are baked.. so it’s completely not obvious why that’s listed.
Mozarella is B O R I N G. Next time I’ll used something more exciting like gorgonzola or gouda. Even pepper jack would have been more interesting.
The meat needs more umph. Umph could be added with spices (cumin, coriander etc like my Moroccan meatball recipe https://www.bigoven.com/recipe/moroccan-meatballs/235302 Though I’m puzzled what cheese to pair with Moroccan spices) or with sauces (soy sauce and worchestershire sauce like my stuffed meatloaf https://www.bigoven.com/…/hickory-smoked-bacon-wrap…/1957114)
These were filling.. but had a lot of potential they didn’t deliver.
But with tweaks I’ll make it again.
it says mix egg in step 2, but the ingredients do not list egg. how many eggs are used?
Hey Sandy, sorry for the typo! It’s 1 (one) egg. I’ve also update the recipe.
Eggs and coconut oil? Please answer above questions.