Nothing says comfort food like the traditional plate of Spaghetti and meatballs. But this lady has decided to give that classic meatball a new twist! Today I have a recipe that turns ordinary meatballs into “OMG! Now That’s What I’m Talking About Meatballs!”
My Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are perfect for topping on a bowl of pasta or pair perfect with a side of marinara for dipping. Either way your tummy will be thanking you!
I served these last night with a giant plate of spaghetti for dinner. All my boys loved this new twist on the original meatball recipe. It’s impossible to go wrong with meat stuffed with cheese, right?! 😉
If you’re not a big fan of pasta you could also eat these meatballs all by themselves with a little marinara sauce for dipping. Talk about the perfect appetizer for all your upcoming parties. 😉
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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Marinara Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4 (about 3 meatballs per person)
1 pound ground beef
1 large egg and 1 yolk
1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3 mozzarella cheese sticks (chopped into into inch long pieces)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Chop your mozzarella sticks (aka string cheese) and set aside in the freezer.
In a medium bowl combine the beef, eggs, bread crumbs, garlic, onion powder, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt. Form into balls. Remove the cheese from the freezer and push a piece in the center of each meatball, surrounding the cheese entirely with the meat.
Place meatballs on a greased baking sheet and place in the oven to bake for 20 or until meat is cooked and cheese is slightly melted.
Serve on top of pasta dish or with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.