Spiced Italian sausage encases melty mozzarella cheese for meatballs perfect dipped in marinara sauce, stuffed into a calzone, or plopped on top of spaghetti.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
9
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl beat egg lightly with a fork. Stir in 1/3 cup of the panko, the rosemary, and garlic. Add beef and sausage; mix well. Divide mixture into 18 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball around a piece of cheese, making sure to fully enclose the cheese.

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  • Add remaining 2/3 cup panko to a shallow dish. Roll meatballs, one at a time, in panko until well coated. Place meatballs in a shallow baking pan. Coat meatballs lightly with cooking spray.

  • Bake in a 425° F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through (165°F). Serve warm meatballs with marinara sauce.

Tips

To make ahead, prepare as directed through step 2. Cover meatballs and chill up to 2 days. To serve, uncover and bake meatballs as directed. Serve warm with marinara sauce.

Mozzarella*

If fresh mozzarella cheese is not available, use regular mozzarella cheese but note that it will not melt as well.

Nutrition Facts

211 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 62mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 10g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 2g; trans fatty acid 0g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 4g; protein 12g; vitamin a 495.1IU; vitamin c 2.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 4.6mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 14.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.8mcg; sodium 516mg; potassium 362mg; calcium 64mg; iron 1.6mg.
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