Mozzarella Stuffed Appetizer Meatballs



Delight party guests with delicious Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs from Land O’ Lakes, stuffed with garlic, fennel and mozzarella cheese.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup dried Italian bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 24 mini fresh mozzarella cheese balls


  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Combine all meatball ingredients except cheese in bowl; mix well. Shape meat mixture into 24 meatballs; press 1 ball cheese into each meatball, covering cheese completely. Place onto prepared pan.
  3. Bake 13-15 minutes or until no longer pink. Insert toothpick into each meatball. Serve with marinara sauce, if desired.

Pairing Suggestion: Stella Artois


(image & recipe via Land O’ Lakes)

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