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.
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!!
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)
Bake for 25-30 minutes
Serve over your pasta + sauce of choice!
Oh, my, God Becky, look at that cheese…..
If you don’t love these as much as we did, then we can’t be friends anymore.