Pizza Stuffed Meatballs are the most amazing homemade meatballs that you will ever have! Mozzarella and pepperoni are stuffed inside flavorful meatballs, then simmered in a homemade pizza marinara sauce!
Pizza Stuffed Meatballs may just be one of my most favorite blog recipes ever. These flavorful little morsels are just so amazingly good and taste just like the meatballs I had at one of our favorite restaurants. These Baked Pizza Stuffed Meatballs will become your favorite dinner too! If you love mozzarella stuffed meatballs, then you will love these even more! These easy meatballs have so much flavor!
These pizza stuffed meatballs are so versatile! You can serve them all on their own, over pasta, stuffed in bread for a meatball sandwich, or my personal favorite, over risotto! We don’t have risotto often at home, but the tender rice soaks up the sauce from these meatballs so well. It is the perfect creamy base for this recipe.
The homemade pizza marinara sauce in this recipe is so unique. It is a mixture of pizza sauce and marinara sauce, with pepperoni added in! The pepperoni adds so much flavor to the sauce and takes it from good to great!
I’m pretty sure that I could eat this amazing meatball dinner every single night and I need to make them again soon! If you are looking for a go to meatball recipe, you have try The Best Classic Italian Meatballs If you love creative meatball recipes try these!
Meatballs are such an easy dinner recipe and you can make them so quickly once you get your methods down! No need to buy those gummy frozen meatballs from the grocery store!
Meatballs are my favorite thing to do with a pound of ground beef and I know you won’t be disappointed if you make these Pizza Stuffed Meatballs for dinner!
Pizza Stuffed Meatballs
Mozzarella and Pepperoni are stuffed into a delicious meatball then simmered in an amazing pizza marinara sauce!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2/3 cup mini pepperoni
- 1/4 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 egg egg
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasonings
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 oz. mozzarella cheese cubed
- For the sauce
- 2 cups of your favorite marinara sauce
- 1 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1/3 cup mini pepperonis
- salt and pepper to taste
- freshly shaved parmesan
- minced basil
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a large bowl, add all meatball ingredients except for the mozzarella cheese. Mix well with hands until well combined.
Grab 2 heaping tbsp. of meat and flatten in hand. Add mozzarella cube in the middle of the meat. Fold meat mixture around the cheese cube until completely hidden and roll into a ball.
Place on a baking sheet.
Repeat with remaining meat. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
While meatballs bake, preheat a saucepan to medium heat. Add marinara, fire roasted tomatoes, pepperoni, and seasonings. Let simmer while meatballs cook.
When meatballs are done in the oven, add to the sauce. Let simmer until ready to serve.
Garnish with freshly shaved parmesan and fresh basil.