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Fork tender meatballs loaded with parmesan and fresh shredded mozzarella for ultimate cheesy goodness.

Cheesy Mozzarella Meatballs with Fresh Linguine


  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 30 meatballs 1x

Description

Fork tender cheesy mozzarella meatballs are easy to prepare and gluten free.  A gooey twist on a traditional classic that’s perfectly paired with fresh pasta or can be served as an appetizer.


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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup whole milk mozzarella freshly grated
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pure ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup parsley chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 to 6 cups marinara or pomodoro sauce
  • 1 package fresh linguine pasta 9 ounces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.  In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.  Mix throughly using a rubber spatula or your hands.
  2. Using a cookie scoop or spoon, scoop about 1 tablespoon of mix and roll into a ball.  Place on parchment paper, about ½ inch apart.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until meatballs reach 165°F internal temperature.
  4. If serving alongside pasta, prepare the pasta per package instructions while the meatballs bake.  In a sauce pan, warm pomodoro sauce (or your favorite pasta sauce) over low heat – 4 cups will lightly coat the sauce and meatballs, 6 cups will provide extra.  Once meatballs and pasta are both cooked transfer to the sauce and sauté together.  Serve family style or plate on individual plates.

Notes

  • It’s highly recommended to freshly grate the mozzarella.  While you can definitely substitute the pre-shredded mozzarella it doesn’t get quite as melty and gooey as the stuff you grate yourself.
  • I always, always salt my pasta water.  It add flavor and depth to the pasta.  About 1 to 2 teaspoons is sufficient.
  • Category: Pasta
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: cheesy meatballs, mozzarella meatballs, cheesy meatball appetizer, meatballs and pasta

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