Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs Recipe -
Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs Recipe
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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs

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"Ground turkey meatballs served with spaghetti and sauce will be a hit with the entire family when they discover the hidden pocket of cheese inside the meatballs."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins

    35 mins


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, combine turkey, Egg Beaters and bread crumbs in bowl just until combined. Divide mixture into 18 portions. Cut cheese into 18 equal pieces (about 1/2 inch). Place 1 piece cheese in center of each meat portion and gently shape into ball.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning gently to brown all sides. Cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until meat is no longer pink. Remove drippings. Pour sauce over meatballs; heat until sauce is hot, stirring occasionally.
  4. To serve, divide spaghetti between each plate and top with 3 meatballs and sauce each.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 14, 2012

I took this recipe and made a few changes and it was delicious. 1. I used a mixture of ground pork and beef instead of turkey (.75 lbs beef, .25 lbs pork). 2. Instead of frying the meatballs I baked them. 350 degrees, 30-35 minutes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 14, 2015

Sorry, thought it was bland. Needed Italian spices, garlic, onion, crushed fennel seeds, maybe.

Jan 28, 2012

I used this as a base recipe. They turned out stupendous! Made them three days in a row. Changes I made: used ground beef, add salt and pepper to taste, cubed mozarella instead of using cheese string and I breaded the meatballs. whisk egg in bowl, salt and pepper to taste. Have one bowl with 1/4 cup flour and another bowl 1 cup seasoned italian breadcrumbs. Then dip meatballs in flour, coat in egg mixture and coat in breadcrumbs. Super delicious with a crispy coating!

Jan 03, 2012

Recipe was simple and quite easy. I found it odd that there were no other seasonings besides the bread crumbs so I added salt, pepper and onion powder. I would probably try baking the meatballs next time as I would prefer not to use the oil in the skillet. Recipe turned out moist and tasty meatballs.

Apr 14, 2013

Very good! I made some changes though. I added 1T chopped onion, 2T grated parmesan cheese, 1t seasoned salt, and 1/4t pepper. I didn't have egg beaters so I used one beaten egg instead and used cubed monterey jack cheese. I browned the meatballs first and then baked them in the spaghetti sauce at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, as some other cooks suggested. They turned out great. We ate them on toasted buns instead of spaghetti and everyone liked them. I am looking forward to making this again. Thank you for sharing such a good recipe.

Jan 15, 2015

These little guys are SO TASTY and versatile! My family's all time favorite is when I make these with BBQ sauce around the holidays. Instead of chopping up mozzerella cheese, I just use the fresh mozz. cheese "pearls" you can get at most supermarkets. I make the meatballs ahead of time, freeze them, and then when there is a family get-together I take them out of the freezer the day before, throw them in a crock pot with some BBQ sauce in the morning, and they are done and GONE by the afternoon! They are also really good with a nice homemade sweedish meatball sauce. Nobody can tell they are turkey!

Mar 23, 2013

I made these one evening for my family using Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage. Very tasty and flavorful!

Mar 06, 2012

Used ground venison, browned the meatballs and then baked in the oven with a little sauce over them for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Came out perfectly cooked. Definitely needs spices in the meat mixture; they were kind of bland.


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  • Calories
  • 497 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.5 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 15.9 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 11.1 g
  • 44%
  • Protein
  • 33 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 788 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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