Pizza Meatballs Recipe
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Pizza Meatballs Recipe

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With mozzarella cheese inside, these tender meatballs taste almost like pizza. Whether I make them for a church potluck or a family gathering, they're a hit with all ages. --Kim Kanatzar, Blue Springs, Missouri
Featured In: Pizza-Flavored Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 8 ounces cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese, 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2 jars (28 ounces each) pizza sauce
  • Hot cooked pasta or rice or sandwich buns, split

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 282 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 734mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 48 meatballs.
  2. Stuff a cube of cheese into the center of each meatball, covering the cheese completely with meat. Roll lightly in flour.
  3. In a large skillet, brown meatballs in oil; drain. Add pizza sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until meatballs are no longer pink. Serve with pasta, rice, in buns or as an appetizer. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Pizza Meatballs in Taste of Home June/July 1996, p37

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gratefulservant_AZ User ID: 635512 9402
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"they are good, but not something I would normally make because they are time consuming. I baked my meatballs at 400 for 20 minutes and I did not roll them in flour or fry in oil. That worked very well.. Especially is using to make pizza meatball subs, would be less time consuming to just make the meatballs, simmer them in pizza sauce and top with shredded mozzarella cheese instead of stuffing them."

cindiak User ID: 221828 3752
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"I made the meatballs and brought them to a potluck as an appetizer. They were a hit! A nice change from typical meatball recipes."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 14682
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"These were really good. I halved the recipe for us. I served them as subs, but I think next time I would serve them over pasta."

Kichler073 User ID: 32326 20059
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"My 11 year old niece made the meatballs and they are delicious!!!!"

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 7746
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"Made this for supper last night. I thought it was good, but my hubby really liked and he ate all the leftovers!! I thought the browning was a pain so if I make this again, I think I will try baking the meatballs in the oven and then add them to the sauce."

abreendre User ID: 1799143 9854
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2011

"Time consuming to stuff, but very tasty."

c2mom User ID: 1220983 9852
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"I actually make this recipe without the cheese inside and my family loves the meatballs."

charxoxo User ID: 3821093 6296
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

"These are SO yummy! Will definately make again soon."

BeckySalow User ID: 1447327 11489
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2008

"This recipe is very easy! And it got RAVE reviews at our work party cookout/potluck party this summer as an appetizer. My

Co-workers are still begging me to make it again and bring them to work! DELICIOUS!!! You gotta try them!"

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