Mozzarella stuffed meatballs for parties

Easy Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs for Party Appetisers

Simple recipe for Mozzarella stuffed meatballs that can be made in advance and reheated ideal for parties as a simple appetiser that everyone will love.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword appetiser, meatballs, Party Food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15 meatballs
Author Cerys Parker


  • 226 g minced beef
  • 226 g Italian sausage see our recipe for homemade Italian sausage especially for those in the UK
  • 30 g breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg medium
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 113 g shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 180C degrees or 170C in a fan assisted oven.
  • Add the minced beef and everything but the cheese in a bowl.
  • Using your hands, knead together the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  • Scoop the mixture out using a tablespoon and form into small circles.
  • Add a pinch of shredded mozzarella cheese to the centre of each circle.
    making meatballs stuffed with grated mozzarella cheese
  • Form a ball by pinching the ends of each disk together to seal in the cheese. 
  • Then roll them in your hand to shape into a ball.
  • Place the meatballs in a greased baking dish or one lined with tin foil and cook for 25 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through and brown.
    meatballs ready for cooking