Cheesy Meatballs Recipe

Cheesy Gametime Meatballs

Make these yummy meatballs ahead and bake right before serving!

30 min. prep time
6 servings
141 Rating


Meatball Mixture

1 pound lean ground beef
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
6 (3/4-ounce) slices hot pepper cheese, finely chopped


1 1/2 cups prepared marinara or pasta sauce, heated


Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine all meatball ingredients except 1/2 cup bread crumbs and cheese in bowl; mix well. Stir in cheese. Shape tablespoonfuls of mixture into 24 (1 1/4-inch) meatballs. Place remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs in shallow dish. Roll meatballs in bread crumbs to coat; place into prepared pan. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.

Heat oven to 375°F.

Bake meatballs 18-20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 160°F and meat is no longer pink in center. Serve immediately with warm marinara sauce.

Recipe Tip

- Refrigerating meatballs helps prevent cheese from melting during baking.

- Insert frilled toothpicks into each meatball. Arrange on platter with bowl of warm marinara sauce in center.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 320

Fat: 15g

Cholesterol: 90mg

Sodium: 1040mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 23g

Recipe #14986©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

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Hi Sannda, this recipe makes 26 meatballs, so there are about 4 meatballs to a serving. Hope this helps!
Posted March 16, 2015

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