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Mozzarella stuffed meatballs are plated in a bowl next to a napkin and fresh basil.

Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

These baked mozzarella stuffed meatballs are tender, flavorful, and are oozing with gooey cheese in the center!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword mozzarella stuffed meatballs, stuffed meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 50 meatballs
Calories 71 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 1 lb 80% lean ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 yellow onion grated
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz mozzarella pearls


  1. Combine the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the ground beef, pork, eggs, Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, grated onion, garlic, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands to mix the ingredients until it is well combined.

  2. Stuff and bake the meatballs. Use a cookie scooper or a tablespoon to measure the meatballs out. Flatten the meatballs into a patty, then place the mozarella pearl in the center. Roll the meat around the cheese, then place the meatballs on the parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake the meatballs for 20 minutes.

  3. Serve. Serve the meatballs with your favorite pasta sauce and pasta. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 56IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.