Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

These meatballs are great on spaghetti or on a hot sub sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble pork and beef over mixture; mix well.
  2. Cut mozzarella into 18 1/2-inch cubes. Divide meat mixture into 18 portions; shape each around a cheese cube.
  3. In a large skillet, cook meatballs in oil in batches until no pink remains; drain.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat marinara sauce; add meatballs and heat through.
  5. Serve over pasta or as meatball sandwiches.


Most Helpful

Thanks for sharing this fantastic variation on meatballs. My family loves meatballs in general but I get tired of cooking the same thing over and over again. I used Italian Bread Crumbs and added a bit of parmesan in the meat mixture (I always do that with mine). I tossed the uncooked meatballs with my sauce into the crockpot and cooked on low all day. The meatballs stayed together, did not ooze cheese and had a very good flavor. I made a double batch and served with spaghetti the first day and made meatball subs the next. I strongly recommend doubling this recipe if you have meatball lovers at your table!

PetesNina December 20, 2006

I have to admit I was a bit nervous about the bottled dressing thing... but what the heck? I was searching for something other than my "go to" meatball recipe. Boy was I surprised when even my pickiest eater asked for seconds! I opted to cook the raw meatballs in the crockpot because I was short on time, but they were FABULOUS! Thank you for sharing the recipe! PS. I find that my stuffed meatballs have less chance of "exploding" if the meat and cheese are really cold before I cook them.

kathypoct2860 November 12, 2015

These are honestly the best meatballs i have ever made/tasted. This was the first recipe i tried from recipezaar and it is still one of my favorites. Even my boyfriend was raving to his friends about these meatballs. LOL

hellokittylover October 27, 2008

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