Today we are bringing you these amazingly delicious mozzarella stuffed meatballs. While you certainly can’t go wrong with the classic version of spaghetti and meatballs, you can definitely upgrade the original, which Sara from Dinner at the Zoo did here by stuffing each meatball with mozzarella cheese.
It’s an unexpected surprise to bite into a meatball and find the cheesy filling!
You can serve these meatballs as an appetizer, with spaghetti, or as a pizza topping, and they also make an amazing meatball sub sandwich.
No matter how you serve them, these meatballs are sure to be a hit!
So, let’s jump right in:
MOZZARELLA STUFFED MEATBALLS
These mozzarella stuffed meatballs are a fun twist on the classic recipe - serve these meatballs as a party appetizer or over a big plate of spaghetti for a hearty meal!
- 1 and ½ pounds ground beef (85-90% lean)
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp water
- 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes
- 3 cups marinara sauce (homemade or store bought), warmed
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- cooking spray
Preheat the broiler. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
Place the beef, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, egg and water in a bowl; mix until thoroughly combined. You may need to add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to get a smooth mixture.
Take approximately 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball. Press a cube of cheese into the ball of meat, making sure that the meat completely surrounds the cheese. Place the meatball on the sheet pan and repeat with remaining meat and cheese.
Spray the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray. Broil for 10 minutes or until meatballs are just done - do not overcook or the cheese filling may start to spill out.
Place the meatballs on a plate and pour the marinara sauce over the top, Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.