Sunday, December 6, 2015

Skillet Spaghetti & Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

A new twist on an old favorite.   Make these easy-to-stuff meatballs and enjoy the flavorful surprise of cheese oozing out of every tasty bite.  Perfect game day dinner!

recipe developed for Bertolli
photography by Paul Gelsobello Studio
Food Stylist: Cathy Paukner
Prop Sylist: Deb Ruggieri

Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

1lb. ground beef
1/3 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 jar Bertolli® Marinara Sauce
 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
3 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into 12 3/4 –inch pieces
8 oz. spaghetti, cooked and drained

Combine ground beef, bread crumbs, ¼ cup Sauce, Parmesan cheese and egg in medium bowl.  Shape into 12 meatballs. Press 1 cheese cube into center of each meatball, enclosing completely.

Brown meatballs in 12-inch nonstick skillet; drain fat if desired.  Add remaining sauce and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until meatballs are done.  Serve with spaghetti.

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