Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are a delicious and satisfying dinner option that are easy to prepare and packed with flavor. These meatballs are made with ground beef or pork, and are stuffed with gooey mozzarella cheese for a burst of cheesy goodness in every bite.
1 lb ground beef or pork
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup diced mozzarella cheese
2 cups marinara sauce
Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground meat, breadcrumbs, egg, Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
Using your hands, form the mixture into balls, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
Press a small amount of diced mozzarella cheese into the center of each meatball.
Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the meat is cooked through and the cheese is melted and golden brown.
In the meantime, heat up the marinara sauce in a saucepan over medium heat.
Once meatballs are cooked, serve them with marinara sauce on top and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
Nutrition Information (per serving, based on 4 servings):
Total Fat: 27.5g
Saturated Fat: 12.5g
Total Carbohydrates: 17g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
In conclusion, these Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are a delicious and easy to prepare dinner option that is sure to please everyone in your family. The combination of ground beef or pork with gooey mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce is a classic, and the addition of breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper adds delicious flavor and texture to the meatballs. Serve them with a salad or some pasta to make it a complete meal. Enjoy!