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OMG Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

January 19, 2014
These cheese stuffed meatballs come together quickly with just a few ingredients making them the perfect weeknight meal, either on their own, in a meatball sub, or in your favorite pasta sauce
These cheese stuffed meatballs come together quickly with just a few ingredients making them the perfect weeknight meal, either on their own, in a meatball sub, or in your favorite pasta sauce

Winter always puts me in the mood for comfort food, and whats more comforting than the classic spaghetti and meatballs?  My mom makes the absolute best spaghetti sauce, it’s so good.  I’ve been trying and failing to recreate the taste for years, with no luck, so I use store bought( I can hear my Nonna crying as I write this).  To make up for my lack in the sauce department, a few years ago I threw myself into perfecting the meatball.  I mixed up the spices, the meats, the sizes, I tried buffalo meatballs and Chinese meatballs, I added jalapenos and even tried meatless, before finally, I came to the conclusion that you just cant beat a classic, but you can put a little spin on it.

These meatballs are good in spaghetti, or on their own.  Ive even made meatball subs with them.  You can switch up the meat, (use turkey if you want them a bit lighter), but this is my favorite version.

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

You Will Need

2 lb ground pork
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
2 large eggs beaten
2 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella or marble cheese
olive oil spray

Preheat oven to 400

1.  Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a large bowl and mix with hands until well blended.

2.  Roll meat into 2 inch balls

3.  create a hole in the middle of the meatball and stuff it with cheese

4.  roll the meatball back into a ball making sure to seal the cheese inside.

5. Place meatballs on  baking sheet sprayed with olive oil

6. Bake for 25 minutes

If you’re adding them to spaghetti just toss them in with your sauce during the last five minutes and serve.

Bon Appetite
 and I have to say a special thank you to my helper ….

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40 Comments

  • Reply Petti January 20, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. Your daughter is sure a great helper! I wish mine will do that!

  • Reply Elizabeth Copeland January 22, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I’ve never made meatballs stuffed with cheese. We do something similar but it’s just four ingredients (ground pork, cheese, sage, and panko). I think that I’ll try stuffing the cheese inside next time instead of just mixing it with my batter attachment for the KitchenAid (no icky hands!).

  • Reply Elizabeth Copeland January 22, 2014 at 3:40 am

    I’ve never stuffed meatballs before like that. I usually just put the ingredients cheese and all into the KitchenAid with the batter attachment. My son loves to make meatballs though like your daughter does, maybe he’ll stuff them with cheese for me.

  • Reply GossipMoms January 22, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I have never tried cheese stuffed meatballs, this sounds & looks tasty, I know my little rugrats would go crazy over this

  • Reply GossipMoms January 22, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I have never tried cheese stuffed meatballs, this sounds & looks tasty, I know my little rugrats would go crazy over this

  • Reply G.S. Marjara January 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    This recipe of spaghetti and meatballs looks some what same my doll use to cook but I think she was missing something as her stuff never comes up as good as your are saying. Cheese stuffed meat balls are loved by every one, before thanking you I have forwarded her this link with a hope to get something good this week end.

  • Reply G.S. Marjara January 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

    This recipe of spaghetti and meatballs looks some what same my doll use to cook but I think she was missing something as her stuff never comes up as good as your are saying. Cheese stuffed meat balls are loved by every one, before thanking you I have forwarded her this link with a hope to get something good this week end.

  • Reply Becky Lyons Borgia January 22, 2014 at 11:17 am

    It looks like your helper is saying “cheese meatballs” for the camera. What a cutie. These look delicious.

  • Reply Becky Lyons Borgia January 22, 2014 at 11:18 am

    It looks like your helper is saying “cheese meatballs”. What a cutie. These look delicious.

  • Reply Masshole Mommy January 22, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    These sounds AMAZING. I make meatball a lot and I wonder why I never thought of this haha!

  • Reply Lena Blair January 22, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Not only do those look pretty darn good, but the Sous chef is adorable!!! LOVE the tiara!!

  • Reply Leona Martin January 22, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Looks so simple. My kids love meatballs – guess I’m going to print this and make them myself.

  • Reply Jessica @FusedLife January 22, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I have never made my own meatballs. I really need to give these a chance! YUM!

  • Reply Wood Arts Universe January 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    These are amazing! Made them for dinner last Friday night and everyone had 2nds before going into a food coma lol I have also made the meatballs then put them in a crock pot for a tail gate. I do not freeze the cheese first because I have found that sometimes you will wind up biting into a cold center which is not pleasant. Your daughter is very adorable 🙂 and also very good helper ..

  • Reply Megan Russell January 22, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    My kids love meatballs. I’ll have to try this recipe, thanks!

  • Reply Mandi January 22, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Yum! I love meatballs I’ll have to give these a try the next time we do spaghetti and meatballs!

  • Reply April McGregor January 22, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    OMG! two of my favorite things, cheese and meatballs. I am honestly scratching my head right now thinking why I’ve never thought about this before. Thank you so much for the great recipe.

  • Reply kungphoo January 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    My wife makes the best sauce.. i do not like eating any one elses sauce but hers.. And now my daughter makes the meatballs.. its awesome!!

  • Reply Jennifer Van Huss January 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    My family loves meatballs but we have never thought of adding cheese!! What a great idea!! Very inspiring!

  • Reply Elizabeth Carr January 22, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    This looks great! We love meat balls, but are done with the same old, this will make them new for our family again. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply Kisa Johnson January 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Ohh I haven’t done meatballs stuffed with cheese in a really long time! Last time I did them I remember the recipe also had soy sauce and panko instead of the Italian bread crumbs. I love mozzarella in mine! Using a chunk of a string cheese works well and requires less trying to get shreddy cheese not to make a mess. 😀

  • Reply Steve January 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Queued up as part of lunch tomorrow.

    Now, what the hell do I eat it with? I’m thinking grabbing some sauce and hoagie rolls.

  • Reply Karen Rodwill Solomon January 22, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve got to say, I have never made my meatballs with pork, so many other people seem to. What am I missing? I always make mine with ground beef.

  • Reply Bibiana Bailey January 22, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Awww, what a lovely princess helper you have. I always cook in my tiara as well 😉 My kids would go nuts over your meatballs.

  • Reply Joanna Sormunen January 22, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I love to do meatballs at home. BUt never have thought of stuffing them with cheese. what a great idea! I need to try this out!

  • Reply Nita January 23, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Meatball is one of my husband’s favorite dish! He can eat meatballs any time of the way without complaining!

  • Reply TikiLon January 23, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Adorable little helper. I love stuffed meatballs. I haven’t made any in awhile. Looks like it’s time to make it happen with ground turkey!

  • Reply Pauline Cabrera January 23, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Your daughter is super duper cute and a great helper! I’ve never done this before, so thanks for the idea! It sounds tasty! I gotta try it out.

  • Reply Lisa Trudell January 23, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Oh, that looks super easy. And to top it all off, how can you go wrong with cheese? I think I will try that. For meatball subs you would not even have to add cheese on top. Yummy!

  • Reply KLPMiller January 23, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Nice twist on a classic. My family loves cheese, so these would be a big hit. I agree with Lisa, these would make a DIVINE meatball sandwich.

  • Reply Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell January 23, 2014 at 5:25 am

    These sound wonderful with the addition of the cheese. I can tell by the princess’ smile that they were wonderful!

  • Reply Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 pack January 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I love meatballs with cheese. And that smile says it all.

  • Reply Cara Kueck January 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve had hamburger patties with cheese in them but not meatballs. This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Jennifer Brown January 24, 2014 at 3:20 am

    I going to forward this to my college student, he will laugh. He sent the first 10 years eating mac and cheese everyday!

  • Reply Heather from Frugal Southern Living January 24, 2014 at 3:24 am

    I MUST try this recipe! We love meatballs and cheese is a necessity in our house 🙂 Looks so yummy and I must say I love the Princesses smile! This might be a great appetizer for a Super Bowl party?

  • Reply Alexa February 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Stopping by from SITS. I don’t think it could possibly get better than meatballs stuffed with cheese!

  • Reply Ladena February 27, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Jayme, these look AMAZING! I am 100% making them next week. Thanks for the great recipe (and pictures). You’re making me hungry for dinner and it’s only 9am!

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