Mozzarella Stuffed Homemade Meatballs

These Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are filled with gooey cheese for the ultimate sandwich ingredient or pasta topping. They’re super flavorful and easy to make!

A Bowl of Spaghetti Topped with Gooey Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Homemade Meatballs

Bringing more delicious dinner ideas your way! Anyone else think they could eat these meatballs everyday next week and be completely happy?! Heaven knows my family could and practically did last week, lol! My boys devoured these gorgeous beef balls and are very sad they are gone now.

I’ve created a simple homemade meatball that is stuffed with those gorgeous marinated Mozzarella balls you’ll find in the refrigerated section of your grocery store by the fresh Mozzarella. They are a bit on the pricey side, but worth every single penny according to my family 🙂

Hope you enjoy! On another note, did anyone see Adjustment Bureau over the weekend?! We loved it! I couldn’t be more thrilled that my sister and her family are visiting from AZ! We are off to Disney today, let’s hope the weather cooperates with us!

Ingredients You'll Need to Make Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Here’s your line up 🙂

A Package of Mozzarella Balls

Little Mozzarella balls straight from heaven, love these blasted things.

A Bowl Filled with the Beef

How to Make The Best Homemade Meatballs

Let’s make the meatballs, add your seasonings…

Adding Milk to the Meat Bowl

…..your milk

Adding Tabasco to the Bowl

….add a little Tabasco

Adding Worcestershire Sauce to the Bowl

…some Worcestershire sauce.

Pouring Bread Crumbs into the Meatball Bowl

Bread crumbs…

Adding Mustard to the Bowl


Meatball Bowl with Egg Added

add your egg…

Parmesan Cheese being Added to the Bowl

….Mmm Parmesan Cheese

Minced Onion being Added to the Bowl

…don’t forget your onion!

Minced Garlic on a Knife

…and the garlic. Give it all a big mix until just combined.

Mozzarella Balls

Time to stuff em!

Meatballs Stuffed with Mozzarella

Don’t they look like little nests? Too funny 🙂

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs on Tin Foil

Make sure the cheese is fully enclosed and it’s time to bake.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs in the Oven


A Bowl of Pasta with Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

These are so good, hope you enjoy!

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Leaking Gooey Cheese
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs on Pasta
Close-up of Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Homemade Meatballs

These Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are filled with gooey cheese for the ultimate sandwich ingredient or pasta topping. They're super flavorful and easy to make!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 412kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce like Tobasco
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 10 Mozzarella balls 1 inch each


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease 9×13-inch baking dish with oil.
  • Place beef, egg, onion, bread crumbs, Parmesan, milk, garlic, Worcestershire, mustard, hot sauce, salt, pepper and garlic salt into a large mixing bowl, stirring until just combined.
  • Take 1/4 cup beef mixture and press into center with your thumb to make room for cheese ball. Place cheese in middle then with hands enclose the cheese with the beef, making sure the cheese is completely covered.
  • Place meatballs into prepared baking dish and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Serve over top your favorite pasta or inside a warm roll for delicious meatball sandwich.


Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 775mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 126IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 376mg | Iron: 3mg
Keywords: baked meatballs recipe, best meatballs recipe, easy meatballs recipe

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122 Responses

    WOW,Another great dish idea, my husband is going to be thrilled. This also looks so very good.

  2. Alissa

    These came out delicious, I subbed the mozzarella balls for goat cheese and they came out amazing!!!

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