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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Plan-it Vicki
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • 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


  • 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.


Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Keyword Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs