Cheese Stuffed Italian Meatballs

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Temp Low

Cheese Stuffed Italian Meatballs – cheesy and easy slow cooked meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1/4 Cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Crushed Basil
  • 4-5 Sticks of String Cheese
  • 1 Jar Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 Pinch Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Step One

    Mix together ground beef, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, egg, basil and salt and pepper. Shape into small balls.

  2. Step Two

    Cut string cheese into ¼-inch pieces. Insert one piece of cheese into each meatball until they are all filled.

  3. Step Three

    Place each ball into slow cooker, cover with spaghetti sauce and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours.

  4. Step Four

    Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese before serving as appetizer or serve over pasta noodles for dinner.

Crockin' Reviews Add Review
  1. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Dana, You sure can!

  2. Dana

    Could you shape and stuff them and then freeze for a later date?

  3. Jamie G.

    I would imagine that an alfredo sauce would work great. Or maybe a sweedish meatball kind of sauce with sour cream, mushroom gravy and other seasonings.

  4. Carmen A.

    I don’t like red sauce. Could jarred alfredo be used instead?

  5. Brenda

    These were good, I used Colby-jack to stuff the meatballs. . Easy dinner to prep, rolled the meatballs the night before and put in the crock pot in the morning.

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  6. Krista

    I folded pieces of provolone cheese and stacked up the little pieces and used that instead of the string cheese (since that’s what I had on hand.) I also used regular breadcrumbs instead of Italian. I only use Newman’s Own marinara – it is hands down my family’s absolute favorite and DOES make a difference. OH MY!!! These meatballs were fantastic. My husband said, “Don’t tell anyone – but I like these as much or maybe more than my Mom’s.” I almost fell on the floor.

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  7. Jamie G.

    I do not brown the burger first. I use raw hamburger. I am not sure it would stick together well if you brown it first.

  8. Connie

    Do you brown the hamburger before making them into meatballs?

  9. amy s.

    This is one of my families favorite. Anything with Cheese in it they will eat. Thanks for sharing this recipe LOVE IT!!!!

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  10. Crockin Girls

    Crockin Girls

    Ground turkey would work great!

  11. D J.

    Does anyone know if you can use turkey instead of beef or will they fall apart?

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