Get ready to upgrade spaghetti night, thanks to a recipe for mozzarella-stuffed meatballs—the noodle and marinara sauce accompaniment you never knew you needed! Not only are they sure to be delicious, but they’re also super filling and easy to make.
The recipe that will forever change the way you and your family eat spaghetti comes from Dinner At The Zoo and was posted as a guest post on The Recipe Critic’s blog. It involves ground beef and mozzarella cheese, of course, but you’ll also need breadcrumbs and spices to bring these cheese-filled meatballs to life.
You’ll start by combining the meat, bread crumbs, and various seasonings in a bowl. Once that mixture is evenly distributed and moldable, you’ll start to make the meatballs, wedging a cube of mozzarella in the middle and making sure to completely cover it with the meat mixture so that no cheese seeps out as it cooks!
Place each meatball on a well-greased, foil-lined baking sheet and broil until they’re cooked through, about 10 minutes.
Once the meatballs are done, they’re ready to be topped with marinara sauce and added to a bed of noodles. The recipe should yield enough meatballs to serve six people … or one very enthusiastic meatball fan.
There’s another meatball recipe from That Low Carb Life that suggests using crushed pork rinds as a binding element instead of bread crumbs. This will not only keep your meatballs intact but also add a bit of crunch. According to the recipe, the crushed pork rinds won’t dry your meatballs out, meaning you’ll maintain all of that juiciness from the ground beef. Yum!
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl soirée, you might consider trying these buffalo chicken and blue cheese-stuffed meatballs that are perfect for game day.
The recipe comes from The Cookie Rookie and walks you through the steps using ground chicken, powdered ranch dip, blue cheese crumbles and a few other ingredients. It even details how to make your own homemade buffalo sauce!
There’s no wrong way to stuff meatballs with cheese. So whatever type of cheese you end up using, enjoy!