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Easy Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Made in Instant Pot Or Oven

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I have the best mozzarella stuffed meatballs recipe that can be made in your Instant Pot or Oven! You have Italian sausage and ground beef mixed meatball that is stuffed with mozzarella so every bite is cheesy and savory. Smother these mozzarella stuffed meatballs in a pasta sauce, and serve up one savory dish tonight.

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You can serve these mozzarella meatballs in a toasted hoagie bun, as an appetizer, with a bowl of pasta, or devour them on their own. No matter how you cheese to eat these stuffed Italian meatballs, they will leave you feeling satisfied. I have made these over and over again, and they never get old!

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The Best Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Ever

You read that right, I am claiming these to be the best. Why, because we love everything about it. From the homemade sauce to the blend of beef and sausage paired to the ooey-gooey cheese that escapes once you bite into these meatball bombs.

Tips for Making Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

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  • Start with using a mix of ground beef and Italian Sausage! I find that when you pair the leaner meat next to the fattier, it creates a juicy meatball that can’t be beaten.
  • Make sure that when you are working with your meat mixture you don’t overmix. You don’t want your meatballs to be tough, so work the mixture slowly, until well incorporated.
  • One tip I find helpful is rolling your meatballs in your hand until you get a somewhat glossy appearance. This will give you a nice and sealed meatball so is it cooks up the cheese stays inside and you have less chance of it breaking open as it cooks.
  • Also, adding olive oil into the Instant Pot will help prevent the burn notice from coming on the Instant Pot. Without it, you might run the risk of it showing burn. It will give a little more oil to your dish, but it does help prevent the risk of that notification beaming on your pressure cooker.
  • Lastly, make sure to use a scoop, so each meatball is the same size, and can cook properly. This will save you from running the risk of some being more done than others or undercooked.

How To Make Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

You will see how to make mozzarella meatballs in the Instant Pot and directions for the oven! I have done both ways, and these meatballs turn out great every time.

 Ingredients for Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • Marinara or Pasta Sauce

 Directions For Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

how to make mozeralla stuffed meatballs

  1. In a stand mixer, you want to add in your ground beef, Italian Sausage, flour, seasonings, parmesan cheese, and eggs. Mix until well incorporated. Then slowly add in hot water until mixed through.easy stuffed meatball recipes
  2. Using a scoop, dive your meat into balls, and make a hollow center, to place your mozzarella cube. Roll the ball so it has a glossy sheen and all the cheese is covered. Repeat until all the balls are made.how to make stuffed meatballs
  3. In your Instant Pot place the olive oil on the bottom of the pot to coat it. Add in a cup of your sauce, and then place meatballs over the sauce. Then top with the remaining pasta sauce.
  4. Put the lid on, and set the valve to seal. Do manual on high for 7 minutes. When it is done, natural release for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
  5. Top with parmesan and serve.

I made around 24 meatballs. 

italian stuffed meatballs recipe

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

The best Mozzarella stuffed meatballs that are made in your Instant Pot. They are tender and juicy meatballs that have a mozzarella center. Serve on a toasted hoagie, bowl of pasta, appetizer, or eat them alone. No matter what, they are the best meatballs to make. 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound mild Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • Marinara or Pasta Sauce

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer, you want to add in your ground beef, Italian Sausage, flour, seasonings, parmesan cheese, and eggs. Mix until well incorporated. Then slowly add in hot water until mixed through.
  2. Using a scoop, dive your meat into balls, and make a hollow center, to place your mozzarella cube. Roll the ball so it has a glossy sheen and all the cheese is covered. Repeat until all the balls are made.
  3. In your Instant Pot place the olive oil on the bottom of the pot to coat it. Add in a cup of your sauce, and then place meatballs over the sauce. Then top with the remaining pasta sauce.
  4. Put the lid on, and set the valve to seal. Do manual on high for 7 minutes. When it is done, natural release for 5 minutes followed by a quick release.
  5. Top with parmesan and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: meatballs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 664Saturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 1377mgCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 38g

Oven Directions For Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

  1. Prep your meatballs just the same as directed above. Grab a 9×13 pan, and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Then add a layer of sauce on bottom of pan and then set the raw meatballs on top.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.

As you can see very easy to do in the oven and pretty quick!!

How Do I Serve Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

  • Appetizer, stick a toothpick in it.
  • Slider sandwiches
  • Toasted hoagie bun
  • With a plate or bowl of pasta
  • Eat alone with garlic bread
  • Top pizza
  • Or however else you desire!

As you can see there are so many ways you can serve these beautiful Italian meatballs up. We love these in our home, and I think you will too.

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How do you prefer to eat your mozzarella stuffed meatballs?

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