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Cheddar Stuffed Homemade Meatballs

Cheddar Stuffed Homemade Meatballs

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheddar cheese, classic homemade meatballs, italian, meatballs, pasta, simple dinner ideas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 28 meatballs
Calories 188kcal
Author Jenny


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 1/4 cup garlic bread crumbs I used Progresso
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 12 shakes hot sauce I used Tapatio
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 28-30 1/2 inch cheddar cheese cubes cheese sticks cut into cubes works fine too
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 26 ounce Jar of your favorite pasta sauce


  • Place beef, sausage, bread crumbs, cream, hot sauce, egg, salt, pepper and minced garlic into a large mixing bowl. Gently stir to combine all ingredients without over stirring. Scoop heaping tablespoon size meatballs onto a parchment lined dish. Place cheese cubes in the middle of each meatball and roll into balls making sure cheese is surrounded with meatball mixture.
  • Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Place meatballs, in batches into oil and cook on all sides to brown. Usually 3 minutes per side. Remove meatballs from heat. To serve, simmer in pasta sauce. Serve with pasta or on hoagie rolls.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 383mg | Potassium: 196mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg