Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce

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Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a creamy tomato sauce makes a great appetizer or serve without the sauce on your favorite pasta!

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce! Enjoy as an appetizer or serve with pasta #meatballs #cheese #Italian #LCHF | www.thefoodieaffair.comI thought I would share these meatballs before the big game this past weekend, but that obviously didn’t happen!  My week got off schedule when I went to a play in Santa Cruz during the week.

My off hours during the work week are pretty predictable.  I hit the gym a couple of times, then

I’m either on the the blog working on tasty food recipes like these cheese stuffed meatballs

or searching the internet for supplies needed for our bathroom renovation!

Renovating a bathroom could be a full-time job!  Seriously.  There are so many decisions to be made.  From the style and type of metal of the fixtures to the size of tile – 12 x12″ or 12 x 24″, ceramic, porcelain or natural stone?  The decisions are endless and permanent since it’s not like changing the color of the walls with paint!

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce! Enjoy as an appetizer or serve with pasta #meatballs #cheese #Italian #LCHF | www.thefoodieaffair.com

So it was nice to change my routine and check out our local talent.  I’m always so impressed with the details of a play.  It is so entertaining and goes by so quickly, but there are so many hours of practice for the stage crew and actors.  I hope to check out more local plays through out the year.  It feels so great to do something totally different!

That was a very long story to why you didn’t get this recipe before the Superbowl festivities.

These meatballs are perfect for sharing with a crowd as an appetizer for anytime!

They’re filling though, so they make a nice main dish too!

These are served with a creamy tomato based sauce that’s rich and delicious, but you could also serve them with this Meaty Crockpot Pasta Sauce over spaghetti.

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce! Enjoy as an appetizer or serve with pasta #meatballs #cheese #Italian #LCHF | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Each batch makes about 10-11 meatballs that are about 3 inches in size.  Super hearty and the cheesy filling is delicious!

The ingredients are super simple in this recipe.  Dried Basil, an egg, mozzarella cheese and salt and pepper!

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce! Enjoy as an appetizer or serve with pasta #meatballs #cheese #Italian #LCHF | www.thefoodieaffair.com

First you make mini patties, then you place a slice of cheese in the middle of the patty,  You can use chunks of mozzarella cheese or slice up string cheese in fourths like I did.

Gently form the meatballs covering the cheese and there you have a cheesy meatball ready to be cooked!

You can bake these at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or fry them up with some butter and oil!  You’ll love the creamy tomato sauce – dig in!

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce! Enjoy as an appetizer or serve with pasta #meatballs #cheese #Italian #LCHF | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce
 
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 11
Ingredients
  • MEATBALLS
  • 1½ pounds ground beef (80/20 grass-fed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt (Himalayan or kosher)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 mozzarella string cheese, cut in fourths
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • TOMATO CREAM SAUCE
  • 1¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl mix together beef, egg, basil, salt and pepper.
  2. Form 10-11 patties about 3 inches in diameter. Place a slice of cheese in the middle and form meatballs.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat add oil and butter. Add meatballs and cook turning every couple of minutes until each side is browned and the juice runs clear.
  4. Remove meatballs and place on a serving plate.
  5. In the same skillet add whipping cream and tomato paste heat over medium heat until large bubbles form. Season to taste and serve with meatballs.

Adapted from Diet Doctor, Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs.

Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce! Enjoy as an appetizer or serve with pasta #meatballs #cheese #Italian #LCHF | www.thefoodieaffair.com

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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16 Comments on Cheese Stuffed Meatballs with a Creamy Tomato Sauce

  1. avatar
    Carrie says:
    February 6, 2017

    Wow! This looks really delicious! Pinned and putting it on my dinner menu this next week!

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    Angela says:
    February 6, 2017

    What a fun recipe!! Love that the cheese is right in the meatball. Definitely have to make these for our next get together with friends

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    Melanie says:
    February 6, 2017

    Oh, wow! These look great!

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    Jamie H says:
    February 6, 2017

    Now this is serious comfort food in my opinion! That sauce looks incredible, and you really can’t go wrong with cheese stuffed anything!

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    2pots2cook says:
    February 6, 2017

    Good luck with renovating and thank you for the meat balls recipe !

  6. avatar
    February 7, 2017

    These meatballs look great! And that tomato sauce – yummers! And so easy! I love this whole meal. And so will my family.

  7. avatar
    February 7, 2017

    There’s simply no reason every meatball isn’t stuffed with cheesy goodness! YUM!

  8. avatar
    February 7, 2017

    Just pinned as the boys are going to love this recipe. Very fun dipping sauce too. Low carb and loving it!

  9. avatar
    February 9, 2017

    That creamy tomato sauce is making me drool. All that cheesy goodness in this recipe makes it a perfect comfort meal. Great recipe, Sandra

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      February 9, 2017

      Thank you, Rini! The sauce is rich and delicious! Just the right amount of flavor 😉

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    kallee says:
    February 9, 2017

    They look amazing. I love the cheesy surprise in the middle.

  11. avatar
    February 11, 2017

    I’m sorry…what? A CHEESE STUFFED MEATBALL? I’ll take 15! They look so good!

  12. avatar
    Kim Lee says:
    February 12, 2017

    These meatballs look amazing! I can’t wait to give them a try!

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