Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

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Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are a delicious and unique twist on traditional meatballs. The process of making them is not much different from regular meatballs, but the addition of cheese in the center takes them to a whole new level. The cheese becomes soft and melty, creating a delicious surprise in every bite.

To make Cheese Stuffed Meatballs, start by mixing together ground beef, breadcrumbs, eggs, and your favorite seasonings. Form the mixture into small balls, and then press a small chunk of mozzarella cheese into the center of each ball. Close the meat around the cheese to seal it in, and then roll the ball between your hands to smooth out any cracks.

These meatballs are perfect as a main course with some pasta or rice, but they can also be served as an appetizer with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. They can also be added to sandwiches, pizzas, and soups for a delicious and satisfying meal.

One of the great things about Cheese Stuffed Meatballs is that you can customize them to your liking. You can use different types of cheese, like cheddar, gouda, or even blue cheese. You can also use different types of meat, like turkey or pork, or even a combination of meats. The possibilities are endless.

Another great thing about Cheese Stuffed Meatballs is that they can be made in advance and frozen for later use. Simply shape the meatballs, stuff them with cheese, and then place them on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer them to a resealable freezer bag and store them for up to 3 months. To cook, simply thaw the meatballs and then bake them in the oven as directed.

In conclusion, Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are a delicious and unique twist on traditional meatballs that are sure to please everyone. The cheesy center adds a delicious surprise in every bite, and they can be customized to your liking and even made in advance and frozen for later use. They are perfect as a main course or as an appetizer, and they are sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.

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Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Cheese 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!

  • Author: Johhny’s Fine Foods
  • Prep Time: :15
  • Cook Time: :10
  • Total Time: :25
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven


Units Scale
  • 1 and 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Johnny’s Seasoned Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 6 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 cups marinara sauce, warmed
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the broiler. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Place the beef, breadcrumbs, salt, Johnny’s Seasoned Pepper, Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning, oregano, egg and water in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. (You may need to add more water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, to get a smooth mixture.)
  3. Take approximately 2 Tbsp. of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball.
  4. Press a cube of cheese into the ball of meat, making sure that the meat completely surrounds the cheese.
  5. Place the meatball on the sheet pan and repeat with remaining meat and cheese.
  6. Spray the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray.
  7. Broil for 10 minutes or until meatballs are just done. (do not overcook or the cheese filling may start to spill out.)
  8. Place the meatballs on a plate and pour the marinara sauce over the top, sprinkle with parsley.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!


Meatball Tips

  • Be Gentle – If the meatballs are packed too tightly and compactly, they’ll turn out tough, rubbery, and chewy. Oil your hands so that the mixture won’t stick to them and gently and quickly form the meatballs.
  • Keep Things Cold – You want to keep the fat from melting and breaking down before you cook the meatballs, so keep your meat and ingredients as cold as possible. Make the mixture in a chilled bowl, and if you are adding precooked ingredients like onions, let them cool down completely before adding.


  • Serving Size: 4
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