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Cheese Meatballs Recipe

Cheese Meatballs Recipe

I often rely on these rich, cheesy meatballs for party appetizers. Or I serve them alongside a tossed salad for a quick meal in minutes. —Rachel Frost, Tallula, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 3 cups (12 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan.
  • 2. Bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Yield: about 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 148 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 10g protein.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 232208
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2015

"Very dry and tasteless. I had to add an egg to keep the meatball together on the cookie sheet."

NoahWGiles User ID: 8262301 220682
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015

"This was killer with venison, loved it."

Kristina21 User ID: 7483680 81068
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

"These were definitely a winner! I had no leftovers.... That is my goal"

indianspr User ID: 5586835 81036
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013


chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 81958
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"nice recipe"

cindysrecipes48 User ID: 6934811 82297
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"This recipe is very good if you substitute breakfast sausage instead of ground meat. The spicier the sausage, they better they are."

cindysrecipes48 User ID: 6934811 32617
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"This recipe has been a favorite in my family for years. The recipe is exactly the same as this one, except we substitute sausage for the ground beef. They are yummy little treats especially around the holidays!"

ruffie User ID: 1610150 87783
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"We didn't think much of these, not much flavor and we thought very dry."

Bkswan User ID: 6222435 203877
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Very good but must be served immediately. The cheese gets hard if they sit out too long. All of my kids loved them!"

1234stolz User ID: 2174635 81957
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"I make this recipe all the time with green onions added to it. I also stuff mushrooms with them and bake they are excellent!!"

stephanie_sims20 User ID: 3649037 42547
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2011

"Great finger food!"

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 73380
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Really good- I love how tender and cheesy these are. Will be making again!"

MaryHauser User ID: 1036156 26639
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"Just what I wanted. As for the printing issues, just use the print button provided on the recipe page."

lynn in ma User ID: 5510054 65207
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Added some sauteed chopped mushrooms and onion. Fabulous!"

homebodie User ID: 2903553 45802
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"SOOOOO easy to make and soooooo delicious! Any suggestions for a dipping sauce for them? They were excellent!!"

chefkrause User ID: 5646868 73379
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2010

"i made packet of spanish rice,put it in baking dish with diced tomatoes mixed in. then i put the meatballs on top and covered them with enchilada sauce and grated cheese. baked at 350 just log enough to heat through. pretty good."

C1PNR User ID: 87128 32615
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2010

"I really like this one. For the reviewer who printed out 3 pages, just learn to "copy and paste." I "copy" only what I want from the recipe, including bits of the reviews, then "paste" it to a document on my computer. easy and doesn't use paper and ink at all."

carollee91 User ID: 3264498 65206
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"Meatballs delicious but wasted ink to print it out as had to print all 3 pages. Please make it simpler to print JUST THE RECIPE! Usually can print just 1 page but for this one had to do all 3 pages. Help us to save by making it easier to just copy the recipe."

joangage User ID: 3578234 45799
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2010

"The taste is nce but it would be nicerif ty had some kind of a cream sauce or light sauce with them"

kims9ers2003 User ID: 2193929 203876
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"YUM-O, very fast and everyone loved them. Thanks!"

tamarachronister User ID: 1908061 203875
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"I used the basic recipe, except for adding more spices and finely chopped onions. My husband and I enjoy lots of spices. McCormick's has a great "Montreal Steak" seasoning that I sprinkled on top of each meatball - WOW! Excellent. Thanks's for sharing your recipe!

Tamara Chronister
Montrose, CO"

pokeywinkel15 User ID: 920758 65194
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"I found out about this recipe at my cousin's house this past Christmas time. My cousin made these and the taste was wonderful. My Mom has made them since coming back to Michigan and they where great then also. I'm thinking about making them this Christmas for my husband's family. I don't think they have tasted these before. I will definately make these again and again. They're so easy to make. My Mom used sausage."

lhmom User ID: 1080940 87715
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"Have made a version of these for years with Jimmy Dean Hot Sausage. Always a hit and so easy to make and have in the freezer for when guests pop in, fast freeze on a cookie sheet, then put into a ziploc type bag. Take them out of the freezer and bake. They are ready in no time."

pollytaylor User ID: 4682321 33574
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"Down south, we make this very same thing, with hot bulk pork sausage or turkey sausage, and call them sausage balls. Tennessee Pride also sells them already made.

If you use sausage, regardless of whether it is pork or turkey, you don't need to add any seasoning because it's already in the sausage.
And, if you freeze the sausage balls first, before baking them off, you don't need to grease the baking sheet."

veabbott User ID: 4164140 28557
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"I make this same recipe but instead of using ground beef, I use Jimmy Dean sausage, any flavor, I like the mild or sometimes the hot sausage, gives it a little different flavor. I eliminate the salt and pepper as well. Freeze over night and bake just before serving time.."

S.Clawson User ID: 4906187 82284
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I added onions but could still used more flavor."

kathiejn User ID: 1658881 104753
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"Had these at a party this afternoon. Excellent. Can't wait to make them myself."

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