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!
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
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!
Serving: 1 meatball
yields 24 servings