This is a favorite of my family! The mozzarella stuffed sausage meatballs are full of flavor and then I simmer them in the sauce for an hour after cooking for a super rich taste!
Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
- Hot Italian Sausage
- Container of small mozzarella balls in water
- 2 T basil, chopped
- 1 small shallot, minced
- olive oil
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl and using your hands, mix the hot Italian Sausage with the basil and shallot. Put a little olive oil on your hands to keep the meat from sticking. Form an open cup with the meat mixture in your hand, add a small mozzarella ball to the center, then cover it with additional meat. Place on a cooling rack on top of a baking tray. Make as many as you can, I usually get about 25 or so, and mine are about 1 1/2 inch wide. Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes or until the sausage is cooked.
Use whatever red sauce you like, whether from scratch or store bought, and simmer in a saute pan over medium heat. Transfer the meatballs into the sauce and continue to simmer at LOW heat for an additional hour.
Serve over your favorite pasta. To plate, I cut ribbons of basil and added that with Parmesan shaves.
I never had meatballs stuffed with mozzarella, and what an awesome idea..Now I want some:))
Fantastic recipe and I love how you prepare this dish!!!
I really like the sound ooey gooey cheese oozing onto the rest of my pasta dish. I can't get enough cheese! Great idea!
Oh wow, does that look good or what?!
This sings of yumminess and comfort food. Wow, I love the sound of using sausage for the meatball and putting the cheese in the middle of it. Many thanks for sharing your recipe.
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