Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs over Spaghetti

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1.00 LBS

Cheesey Stuffed Meatballs over Spaghetti

  • Prep35 MIN
  • Total2 HR 5 MIN
  • Servings6

A new twist on an old favorite! Mozzarella tucked inside each meatball creates a forkful of flavor. Kids of all ages will dig in!

Ingredients 

4
sticks (1 oz each) mozzarella string cheese, cut into 18 (3/4-inch) cubes
1/2
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs SAVE $
1
jar (48 oz) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
egg
12
oz uncooked spaghetti
2/3
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • Place cheese cubes in small resealable freezer plastic bag; seal bag and freeze at least 1 hour.
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix bread crumbs and 3 tablespoons of the pasta sauce. Stir in beef, onion, salt, oregano and egg. Shape mixture into 18 (2-inch) balls. Press 1 cheese cube into center of each ball, sealing it inside. Gently place in pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, pour remaining pasta sauce into 5-quart Dutch oven. Cover; heat to simmering over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Gently stir in meatballs; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until meatballs are thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in center.
  • Meanwhile, cook and drain spaghetti as directed on package; keep warm.
  • Serve meatballs and sauce over spaghetti. Serve with Parmesan cheese.