Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

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  • 00:15Prep Time
  • 00:10Cook Time


  • 1 and 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Johnny’s Seasoned Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 6 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 3 cups marinara sauce, warmed
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the broiler. Line a sheet pan with foil and coat the foil with cooking spray.
  2. Place the beef, breadcrumbs, salt, Johnny’s Seasoned Pepper, Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning, oregano, egg and water in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. (You may need to add more water, 1 Tbsp. at a time, to get a smooth mixture.)
  3. Take approximately 2 Tbsp. of the meat mixture and roll it into a ball.
  4. Press a cube of cheese into the ball of meat, making sure that the meat completely surrounds the cheese.
  5. Place the meatball on the sheet pan and repeat with remaining meat and cheese.
  6. Spray the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray.
  7. Broil for 10 minutes or until meatballs are just done. (do not overcook or the cheese filling may start to spill out.)
  8. Place the meatballs on a plate and pour the marinara sauce over the top, sprinkle with parsley.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!

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