Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs


What do you do with Mozzarella cheese sticks that nobody is eating? Well make Mozzarella stuffed meatballs of course! These were so much fun to make and they are cooked completely on top of the stove. Get the kids to help you make them, my granddaughter thought it was fun.




In a bowl add the ground beef, ground pork,

garlic, eggs, bread crumbs and seasonings.


Mix well with a large spoon or your hands.


Using a 2” ice cream scoop, make the

meatballs. Insert one piece of cheese into

the center of each meatball making sure to

completely seal the meat around the cheese.


In a deep skillet add about 1/2” of olive oil.


Heat the oil over medium high heat until

hot. Carefully add the meatballs and

cook until brown on the bottom.


Carefully turn them over and cook

the other side until brown.


Remove meatballs with a slotted spoon

and place them on a paper towel lined plate.


Place meatballs in a large enough skillet that

they don’t need to be stacked on top of each other.


Pour enough sauce on top to completely cover

the meatballs by at least 1”. Cook over medium

low heat, with a lid, until the meat is completely

cooked through. (Make sure you carefully move

the meatballs around as they cook or they will stick

and burn). Cooking will take about 20 – 30 minutes.

I did a taste test after 20 minutes and mine were done.


Serve as is with the sauce or like I

did on top of spaghetti. They would

also make a great meatball sub.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs



  • 1# ground beef
  • 1# ground pork
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 eggs, slightly whisked with a fork
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 Mozzarella cheese sticks, each one cut into 4 pieces
  • olive oil (to fill skillet 1/2” deep)
  • spaghetti or marinara sauce (about 70 oz.)


  1. In a large bowl add the ground beef, ground pork, garlic, eggs, bread crumbs and seasonings.
  2. Mix well with a large spoon or your hands.
  3. Using a 2” ice cream scoop, make 18 balls.
  4. Insert one piece of the cheese into the center of each meatball, sealing in the cheese tightly with the meat.
  5. Fill a deep skillet 1/2″ full of olive oil and heat over medium high heat until hot.
  6. Carefully place the meatballs in a single layer in the hot oil. Cook a few minutes until the bottom of the meatballs are brown. Turn the meatballs over and brown the other side.
  7. Remove meatballs to a paper towel lined plate.
  8. Place meatballs into a large deep pot. Pour enough spaghetti or marinara sauce on top to cover by at least 1”.
  9. Cook over medium low heat for 20 – 30 minutes until completely cooked through. Carefully move meatballs around in the sauce frequently so that they don’t stick.
  10. Serve as is, on top of spaghetti or as a meatball sub.


  1. Wait! Ur getting ahead of me. Today’s the day I peel the PEI potatoes and chop up the onions and kholbasa (sp so bad) and pop in the oven. Take a break D! LOL Don’t you ever have leftovers from your meals every day? 🌷😊

    • You are very welcome!!!! I’m trying to keep to ingredients people would normally have in there cupboards. I’m getting hungry for baked sweets and bread though…lol

  2. Saw this on Instagram and liked it as well because it jogged my memory. My mother used to make these but she added salami with the cheese and served over spaghetti, childhood memories of food are wonderful. Thank you

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