Italian Meat Recipes

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Fresh mozzarella is the hidden surprise in these easy and fast meatball appetizers. Use fennel and garlic for bold flavor!

Makes 24 Meatballs


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dried Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 24 mini fresh mozzarella cheese balls



  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 450°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all meatball ingredients except cheese and marinara sauce in bowl; mix well. Shape meat mixture into 24 meatballs; press 1 ball cheese into each meatball, covering cheese completely. Place onto prepared pan.

  3. STEP 3

    Bake 13-15 minutes or until no longer pink. Insert toothpick into each meatball. Serve with marinara sauce, if desired.



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