Stuffed Meatballs
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Level up your meatballs by adding a little slice of cheese inside the meatballs. We’re pouring marinara over the top and then baking until cooked through. Serve these cheesy babies over some pasta with side of veggies or salad.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 1/2 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - egg(s)
  • 1 - cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - tsp Italian seasoning
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 4 - mozzarella cheese stick(s)
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar(s) marinara sauce
  • Side: - pasta**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, minced onion, garlic powder, Italian seasoning with a few pinches of salt and pepper.
  3. Slice the mozzarella cheese sticks into 1/2-inch pieces. Wrap the meat mixture around each piece of cheese and form into round meatballs. You should be able to make 12 to 15 meatballs. Place them in a single layer into a baking dish or baking sheet. Pour the marinara sauce directly over all the meatballs.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on size of meatballs.
  5. Prepare the veggies.
  6. Cook the pasta, as directed.
  7. Serve Stuffed Meatballs over pasta with favorite veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 lbs. ground beef, 2 eggs, 2 cups breadcrumbs, 2 Tbsp minced onion, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp Italian seasoning with a few pinches of salt and pepper.
  2. Slice 8 mozzarella sticks into 1/2-inch pieces. Wrap the meat mixture around each piece of cheese and place into the tray.

To each disposable tray, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the pre-made cheese stuffed meatballs, into each tray
  • 1 - 26 oz. jar marinara sauce over the meatballs in each tray

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a tray/pan of warm water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the oven and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great dairy-free option for this meal.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when use gluten-free breadcrumbs for the meatballs and serve over gluten-free pasta or veggie noodles.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Stuffed Meatballs

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 375 F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Serve over pasta with veggies.

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