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Pizza Meatballs Recipe

Pizza Meatballs Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.