Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs and Spaghetti

Cheese-Stuffed Beef Mince Meatballs and Pasta recipe
Credit: Whisk Media Group
Recipe by: Perfect Italiano
Average: 4.2 (17 votes)
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Prep:  30 minutes
Cook:  25 minutes
Serves:  4
These mozzarella-stuffed meatballs have a surprise cheese centre. Serve with your favourite pasta for a great family dinner made.

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Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs and Spaghetti
Mozzarella Meatballs
Pasta Sauce
Mozzarella Meatballs
  1. Cut 20 x 1½ cm cubes from the Mozzarella block. Reserve remaining Mozzarella for another use
  2. To make meatballs, combine all ingredients except Mozzarella in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well. Roll level tablespoons of mixture to form 20 meatballs
  3. Press one cube of Mozzarella into the centre of each ball, then roll to enclose cheese and reshape into balls. Refrigerate until required
Pasta Sauce
  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water for about 9 - 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain, reserving ¾ cup of the cooking water
  2. Meanwhile, heat half the oil in a large, deep non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add meatballs. Cook, turning occasionally, for about 4 minutes, or until browned all over. Remove from pan
  3. Add onion and remaining oil to pan. Cook, stirring over a medium heat for 3 minutes, or until soft. Stir in paste. Add passata and reserved cooking water. Return meatballs. Bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until sauce is thickened slightly and meatballs are cooked through. Remove from heat
  4. Serve meatballs and sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan and garnish with basil leaves
Tips & Hints:
  • Replace spaghetti with fettuccine or linguine.
  • Try adding 1 tsp. dried chilli flakes to sauce for a spicy kick

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