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Cheddar Stuffed Meatballs Recipe
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Cheddar Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

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“This recipe came from my grandmother many years ago,” says Linda Chaput of North Bay, Ontario. “It's absolutely delicious. You can also use cream of mushroom soup instead of tomato or add a piece of onion to the cheese in the center.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 8 cubes cheddar cheese (1/2 inch each)
  • 2/3 cup condensed tomato soup, undiluted

Nutritional Facts

4 meatballs equals 350 calories, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 156 mg cholesterol, 972 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 30 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Divide into eight portions. Shape each portion around a cheese cube.
  2. Place meatballs in an 8-in. x 4-in. glass loaf pan coated with cooking spray; top with soup. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cheddar Stuffed Meatballs in Cooking for 2 Summer 2009, p21

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Reviewed May. 23, 2014

"I like these. Used fresh minced garlic instead of powder, and cream of mushroom soup instead of tomato. Simple but different!"

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"Good. I love garlic, but cut the powder after the first time. Also good with cream of mushroom soup. Good with ground turkey also."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"This is a favorite at my house for adults & children alike. It's always easy to add to. I've added crumbled bacon at my granddaughter's request. Yummy!!"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"I have made this recipe several times & get raves each time from everyone. Delicious & a breeze to prepare. It's a quick, easy throw together yet different meal with veggie & rolls, rice or potatoes."

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