Easy Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

Pasta and tomato sauce is one of our go-to weeknight family dinners. We love how simple it is to make but often we will add in some meatballs to finish it off. Although we make these mozzarella stuffed meatballs as an easy appetizer, whilst we have no parties to go to at the moment we’ve taken to adding them to our weekly pasta night for some delicious mozzarella stuffed bites.

pinterest image for simple mozzarella stuffed meatballs top image shows mozzarella being added to raw meatballs bottom the finished delicious meatballs ready to snack on

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

When I first opened my cookbook to find a recipe to take these Meatballs stood out – with one problem they called for Italian Sausage. From spending time with my sister-in-law and American friends I knew this wasn’t our traditional Italian Sausage instead it was sausage meat flavoured with fennel and other herbs and spices that can be added to pizza or into a pasta sauce.

mozzarella stuffed meatballs on a green tray with toothpicks in covered in a homemade pizza sauce

Really easy to make at home it is worth doing as it adds a little more flavour to the meatballs and that using plain sausage meat doesn’t. You can find our Italian sausage meat recipe to follow to create your own if you can’t find any where you live.

To Serve these Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

If you are serving them with pasta and tomato sauce then reheat them in the oven at 200C for a few minutes just before adding to the sauce. Then when you bite in you will discover the delicious melted mozzarella inside.

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finished mozzarella stuffed meatballs ready to eat

To serve as an appetizer these add a toothpick to the meatball and serve with a delicious and simple tomato dip.

Although to be honest if the kids have their choice a simple bowl of ketchup and they are happy.

How to Make Stuffed Meatballs?

Hey Mom! How do we make these cheese-stuffed meatball appetizers? I’m glad you asked it’s really simple just scroll down and read the recipe. Don’t forget to save it though so when everyone loves them you can make them again next time!

Yield: 15 meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

mozzarella stuffed meatballs on a green tray with toothpicks in covered in a homemade pizza sauce

A simple recipe for Mozzarella stuffed meatballs that can be made in advance and reheated perfect for a snack, appetizer or to add to tomato sauce for a pasta night with the kids.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 226 g minced beef
  • 226 g Italian sausage
  • 30 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg medium
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 113 g shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 180C degrees or 170C in a fan assisted oven.
  2. Add the minced beef and everything but the cheese in a bowl.ingredients for making stuffed meatballs in a bowl ready to mix by hand
  3. Using your hands, knead together the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  4. Scoop the mixture out using a tablespoon and form into small circles.raw meatballs on a baking sheet ready to be stuffed with mozzarella cheese
  5. Add a pinch of shredded mozzarella cheese to the centre of each circle.mozzarella cheese added to the meatballs
  6. Form a ball by pinching the ends of each disk together to seal in the cheese. 
  7. Then roll them in your hand to shape into a ball.round meatballs ready to go in the oven
  8. Place the meatballs in a greased baking dish or one lined with tin foil and cook for 25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through and brown.finished mozzarella stuffed meatballs ready to eat


If you are serving this with pasta check out our guide to cooking the perfect pasta to get it right every time. If serving as an appetizer why not provide some homemade pizza sauce perfect for dipping the meatballs in for your guests.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 485Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 142mgSodium: 1026mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 35g

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More Easy Appetizer to Make

If you are looking for even more easy appetizer to cook then check out these other ideas below. Don’t forget to save the recipes so that you can come back next time!

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