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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

These stuffed meatballs go so well with spaghetti sauce and noodles. They're quick, easy, and packed with flavor.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword meatballs, spaghetti
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1/2 pound ground Italian Sausage
  • 1/2 pound ground beef 80/20 ratio
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided in half
  • 1 egg
  • 1 jar pasta sauce (or your fave recipe)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Begin by combining meat, spices, egg, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and half of the mozzarella cheese into a bowl. Begin mixing it well with your hands. 

  2. Take out a long sheet of parchment paper. These is where you're going to put your meatballs before you cook them.

  3. Take a small handful of the meat and smash into a small patty. Take a little bit of the mozzarella cheese and put it in the middle. Fold the patty in half, pinch along the edges, and then roll into a perfect ball. Make sure there are no gaps where the cheese could ooze out.

  4. Do this with the remaining meatballs.

  5. In a large pan, begin heating olive oil over medium heat.

  6. Add meatballs in small batches and brown both sides of them. You do not need to cook them all the way through. 

  7. Put meatballs aside as you cook them. 

  8. Once all of the meatballs are done, begin heating pasta sauce in a pot. Once it as at a slow simmer, add meatballs and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the meatballs are at an internal temp of 165 degrees F. 

  9. Serve over pasta and enjoy!