Cheese stuffed baked meatballs packed with oozing mozzarella, pasta sauce, ground beef, and cheese. This recipe makes the perfect tender protein-baked meatballs for meal prep and family wowing.

baked meatballs

Cheese-stuffed baked meatballs just got a whole lot better. I mean, come on. Who doesn’t love a saucy meatball? It’s the perfect classic weeknight meal for your family to enjoy! I made this for a baby shower event, and boy, were they a hit. The gooey cheese is baked into one delicious ground beef cheese ball. I don’t know about you, but sign me up!

Ingredients For Cheese stuffed baked meatballs

baked meatballs

Ground Beef—I used 80/20, but you can use turkey meatballs or pork if that’s your preference.

Pasta Sauce—Store-bought pasta sauces work well. You can use marina sauce or pasta. I love Trader Joe’s healthy and organic options.

Mozzarella Cheese- I used the mozzarella string cheese, but you can use other mozzarella options. It will not be as gooey on the cheese pull.

Spices and herbs-  Italian seasoning and oregano are some of the seasonings.

Eggs- This will act as a binding agent to hold baked meatballs together. Add a ton of moisture. Plus, using them will add an extra layer of protein.

Onion—If you want your meatballs to have a hint of caramelized onions, they will do just that.

How to make Cheese stuffed meatballs

  • Cut your mozzarella stick into pieces
  • Add the meat and all the other ingredients (Breadcrumbs, dried parsley, garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt, creole seasoning, Italian seasoning, and onion) to a bowl and mix well.
  • Grab a tablespoon of meat and flatten it in your hand’s palm. Place a piece of your mozzarella cheese stick in the middle and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. This is how you will form your cheese-stuffed meatballs. Begin to form ground or turkey meat into a circle(meatball)
  • Add butter and olive oil to a pan on medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the meatballs to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, flip them to another side to brown for 2 to 3 minutes using a fork.
  • Add in spaghetti sauce. Place a lid over the pan and place into a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

The traditional side to eat with this meatball recipe is pasta, but you don’t always have to eat pasta. You can eat many other things that complement this turkey meatball recipe. I love eating my delicious roasted broccoli recipe with this meal or roasted potatoes. I must be completely honest with you. This cheese-stuffed meatball recipe can be enjoyed all by itself.

For this recipe of cheese-stuffed meatballs, you can use pasta sauce in the bottle. Barilla would be a good one. Then, I make the marinara sauce from scratch. Here is an easy and delicious recipe. You should also consider pairing this spaghetti and meatballs recipe with my garlic cheese balls or baked spaghetti.

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese stuffed baked meatballs packed with oozing mozzarella, pasta sauce, beef, and cheese make the perfect tender protein baked meatballs for meal prep and family wowing.
Servings: 2 People
Author: Ronalyn
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 26 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 2 Lb Ground beef Turkey Meat
  • 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Tsp Fresh parsley Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tbsp Creole Seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tsp Olive oil
  • Mozzarella sticks Chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ Cup Onion Chopped

Spaghetti Sauce

  • Spaghetti sauce Your favorite. I used Newman's Own Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt To Taste
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder To Taste
  • Black Pepper To Taste

Instructions

  • Cut your mozzarella stick into pieces
    Mozzarella sticks
  • Add the meat and all the other ingredients (Breadcrumbs, dried parsley, garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt, creole seasoning, Italian seasoning, and onion) to a bowl and mix well.
    2 Lb Ground beef, 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs, 1 Tsp Fresh parsley, 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tsp Black Pepper, 1/2 Tsp Sea Salt, 1/2 Tbsp Creole Seasoning, 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning, 1 Egg, ½ Cup Onion
  • Grab a tablespoon of meat and flatten it in your hand’s palm. Place a piece of your mozzarella cheese stick in the middle and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. This is how you will form your cheese-stuffed meatballs. Begin to form ground or turkey meat into a circle(meatball)
  • Add butter and olive oil to a pan on medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add the meatballs to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Then, flip them to another side to brown for 2 to 3 minutes using a fork.
    1 Tsp Olive oil, 1 Tbsp Butter
  • Add in spaghetti sauce. Place a lid over the pan and place into a preheated oven of 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
    Spaghetti sauce, 1 Tsp Sugar, 1/2 Tsp Salt, 1 Tsp Garlic Powder, Black Pepper
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

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