Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Mozzarella stuffed meatballs are easier than you might think– when you use cheese sticks (AKA string cheese) as your cheese base! Keep in mind– cheese sticks with a higher fat content will yield a meatball with more ooze than a part skim or low fat variation. Both will be delicious, but just keep that in mind when purchasing ingredients. Either way, these babies are a healthy, protein packed choice!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 Tbsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 20 oz ground turkey breast extra lean
  • 3 mozzarella cheese sticks string cheese
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup onions chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • Procedure

  • Cut each of your mozzarella cheese sticks into 8 equal parts. Set aside.
  • Mix together remaining ingredients for your meatball base until well combined (I think my hands are the best tool for the job!).
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop out some of your meat mixture (optional, but helps with consistency in size).
  • Flatten out the mixture and place a mozzarella piece on top. Close the meatball around the cheese ball, pinching all of the sides shut and rolling it smooth into a ball.
  • Transfer to a baking dish. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes, turning once halfway.
  • Devour warm with pasta sauce!
  • Nutritional Info

    Serving: 1 meatball
    yields 24 servings
    Calories: 48

    • 0g Carbs

    • 0g Fat

    • 6g Protein

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