Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Looking for a wonderful entree that will appeal to both youngsters and more sophisticated palettes, then look no further than these easy-to-make, budget-friendly little morsels of tastiness. These can be spiced up or down according to the consumer and virtually any ground meat can be used, again, depending on individual tastes. This is a family favorite around the Plan-it Vicki household and will likely become part of your regular dinner rotation.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs



Ingredients
1 1/3 pounds ground turkey
1 1/4 pounds spicy Italian turkey sausage
1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1/3 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
3 tablespoons chopped basil
8 oz mini fresh mozzarella balls (or fresh mozzarella cut in cubes)
32 oz jar Rao’s Marinara Sauce (or favorite bottle tomato sauce)
extra grated Parmesan 

mozzarella stuffed meatballs


Preheat oven to 350℉

Remove sausage meat from casings (either by splitting sausage down the middle with a sharp knife or squeezing the meat out) into a medium bowl.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs



Add ground turkey, breadcrumbs, parmesan, egg, parsley, and basil to bowl with sausage and mix until well combined.



Scoop up about 3 tablespoons of meat mixture into your hand and shape into a “pancake”. Place about five mini balls of mozzarella in the center of the “pancake” and roll into a ball making sure the cheese is completely hidden. Makes about 15 large meatballs.


Continue until the meat is all gone.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball


Place meatballs on baking sheet lined with tinfoil and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes until meat is cooked all the way through.



Heat up sauce in a large pot until bubbling. Reduce heat to simmer. Add meatballs and cook for around 10 minutes stirring occasionally to make sure the meatballs are completely covered in sauce.



Serve over pasta of choice. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.



Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Plan-it Vicki
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/3 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 1/4 pounds spicy turkey sausage
  • 1/3 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsps chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsps chopped basil
  • 8 oz mini fresh mozzarella balls
  • 32 oz Rao's Marinara Sauce (or other favorite tomato sauce)
  • grated parmesan to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
    Remove sausage meat from casings (either by splitting sausage down the middle with a sharp knife or squeezing meat out of the casing) into a medium bowl.
    Add ground turkey, breadcrumbs, parmesan, egg, parsley, and basil to bowl with sausage and mix until well combined.
    Scoop up about 3 tablespoons of meat mixture into your hand and shape into a “pancake”.  Place about five mini balls of mozzarella in the center of the “pancake” and roll up into a ball making sure the cheese is completely hidden. Makes about 15 large meatballs.
    Continue until the meat is all gone.
    Place meatballs on baking sheet lined with tinfoil and bake for about 20 to 30 minutes until meat is cooked all the way through.
    Heat up sauce in a large pot until bubbling. Reduce heat to simmer. Add meatballs and cook for around 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure the meatballs are completely covered in sauce.
    Serve over pasta of choice.
    Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Notes

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Keyword Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Easy! Done Enjoy!

Plan-it Vicki is the brainchild of Vicki Ross, an experienced Event Planner located in Avon, a suburb of Hartford, Connecticut. Vicki has created wonderful celebrations all over Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. She and her staff provide services for small, intimate dinner parties as well as weddings, and bar and bat mitzvahs.

For help with your next event contact Plan-it Vicki 

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