This Gooey Mozzarella Cheese Meatballs recipe is great to make when your date is coming over for drinks! Serve these cheesy lil’ things with red wine and really impress your date!

Total Time Prep
30 minutes


2 eggs, beaten

¾ cup Panko bread crumbs

2 tablespoons Italian/Lasagna seasoning

16 small mozzarella balls

1 tablespoon of fresh parsley

tablespoons of Italian sauce

Olive oil spray

1 ½ pounds ground beef, chicken or turkey meat

Method of Preparation

Preheat oven – 400 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl combine the meat, eggs, bread crumbs, and Italian seasoning. Divide into 16 equal portions. 17 portions for sample meatball size. It is best to measure about the size of one tablespoon for each meatball. Flatten out the meatball onto a cutting board and then take each mozzarella ball into the flatten out meat and re-roll so the meatball is formed around it. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook meatballs until browned on all sides. Half way through baking, roll over meatballs. Cook in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through. Cut sample meatball to make sure meatball is not pink inside. Remove from parchment paper and place on a fancy server dish. Garnish with extra cheese (please!)  more sauce, and a splash of parsley.