Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

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WHY WE LOVE THIS

If you’re looking for a new way to spice up your meatballs, try this recipe.

Mozzarella stuffed meatballs are easy and delicious! Fill them with mozzarella cheese that taste just like the ones in pizza. They’ll look great on any platter as an appetiser or even as a main dish.

My whole family loves this dish and I usually serve it with mashed cauliflower, cauliflower rice, or zoodles. The reason why it’s so popular is the unexpected surprise of biting into a meatball and find the gooey cheesy filling.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Tender and flavorful homemade meatballs stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese. These delicious, cheesy bites are perfect as an appetizer or main course meal!
Servings 3
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Equipment

  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper

Ingredients

  • 450 g minced beef
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 1 egg (small)
  • 250 g mozarella (cubed)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 300 g tomato sauce (sugar-free)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200C.
  • Prepare and measure out ingredients.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine meat with onion powder, Italian herbs, salt, pepper, and egg.
  • Stir well until combined. Take some of the mixture and place it on your palm. Add a mozzarella cube in the center.
  • Shape the meatballs and arrange them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake in a 200C oven for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, make the sauce; heat olive oil and cook garlic until fragrant.
  • Add tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add meatballs and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve meatballs warm as a main dish with zoodles or mashed cauliflower, or just sprinkled with chopped corriander leaves.

Notes

These meatballs are made with beef, but if you want you can combine equal parts beef and pork.
People often add breadcrumbs to their meatballs, or for a low-carb version you can use almond meal instead.
Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Amount per Serving
Calories
491
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
27.6
g
42
%
Trans Fat
 
12.8
g
Carbohydrates
 
6.7
g
2
%
Sugar
 
4.6
g
5
%
Protein
 
52.7
g
105
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Anela Tripkovic
Calories: 491kcal
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Italian

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