Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

Get ready for a super satisfying, whole crowd-pleasing dish! Easy to serve as the perfect little appetizer, you can also top with my famous 30-minute marinara (recipe below) and serve with pasta, zoodles, or even as meatball sandwich!

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Keyword: Kid Approved
Servings: 12 meatballs total - 3 meatballs per serving
Calories: 329kcal

Tiny Little Chef Seasonings Used

What You Need

How to Make It

  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients except for the mozzarella.
  • Make sure everything is well combined, but do not overmix.
  • Grab a small handful of the meat mixture and flatten in your hand.
  • Put a piece of the mozzarella in the center of the meat and pinch up the sides.
  • Roll the ball around in your hand and place in a muffin tin.
  • Repeat procedure until entire mixture is finished.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.


Serving: 3g | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 20g

30 Minute Marinara Sauce

Course: Sauces/Dips
Cuisine: Italian Inspired
Keyword: Sauces, Vegan
Calories: 1kcal

What You Need

How to Make It

  • In a saucepan, simmer all ingredients for 30 minutes. (it can go longer if desired) Remove bay leaves.
  • Use a blender to create a smoother consistency (optional)
  • TIP: I often blend half, so that I have a mix of textures!


Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g

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