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{mozzarella stuffed meatballs}

When you say comfort food, I think pasta!  Always.

With Fall in the air, I’ve got pasta on the brain.  Big time!

I tried out a new recipe and it was such a hit.  Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs.

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Also, I’ve never, until now, ever made meatballs.

Now I want to throw them into the weekly rotation, like every week!  I feel like I need to make up for lost time.

But, you know I can’t just make the classic meatballs.  I always have to jazz things up a bit.

Cheeeeessseee.  It’s always a good idea, right?  The more the better!

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED THESE MOZZARELLA BALLS?  OMG!  Pure heaven!  If you’re anything like me, then you could kill this whole tub too!!

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The ooey gooey melted cheese center is an unexpected surprise.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • fresh mozzarella balls (the marinated ones in the tub)

 

Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with foil + coat with cooking spray.  (easy clean-up is my thang)

Mix ground beef + breadcrumbs + egg + pesto + tomato sauce + parmesan

Form meat mixture around mozzarella ball.  Completely surrounding the cheese.

(balls for dayyyysss)

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Bake for 25-30 minutes

Serve over your pasta + sauce of choice!

Oh, my, God Becky, look at that cheese…..

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If you don’t love these as much as we did, then we can’t be friends anymore.

 

xoxo stacyb

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