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Baked Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs #BakingBloggers


This month, Sue of Palatable Pastime told the Baking Bloggers that for September we were baking with ground meat or minced meat. I am grateful to have some new recipes to try. This is what the #BakingBloggers are sharing...

Years ago I started baking my meatballs and, for this event, decided to try stuffing it with mozzarella. We rolled these in a tomato sauce and served them in a meatball sandwich.

Ingredients makes 16 meatballs
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic, peeled and pressed
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  •  ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  •  2 Tablespoons fresh basil
  •  2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  •  ¾ pound fresh mozzarella cut into 16 cubes


Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the bread crumbs and the buttermilk. Let stand for 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, place all of the ingredients except for the mozzarella, including the bread crumbs. Mix together until just combined - not too much or the meatballs will be tough.

Divide meat into 16 even pieces. Press the meat into a disc and place the mozzarella in the center of the disc. Gently fold the meat around the cheese and pinch the edges together to completely enclose the cheese.

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove meatballs from the oven.

Stir into a tomato sauce and let simmer an additional 20 minutes. Serve on a toasted roll with a sprinkle of more cheese.


  1. Meatball are going to make those boys very happy and yes, tell them meatballs sandwiches DO count. LOL

  2. Baking meatballs is so easy isn't it? I love the idea of oozing mozzarella from the middle.

  3. Ooooh, these meatballs look amazing filled with that mozzarella. Now I really really want a meatball sandwich.


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