OMG Cheese Stuffed Meatballs



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

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 ....





35 comments:

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

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  2. 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!).

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  3. 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.

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

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  12. Looks so simple. My kids love meatballs - guess I'm going to print this and make them myself.

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

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  14. 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 ..

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

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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!!

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

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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. :D

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  22. 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.

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  23. 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.

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

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  25. 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!

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

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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!

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  30. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  35. 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?

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