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A white bowl of mozzarella-stuffed pork meatballs in tomato sauce
Mozzarella-Stuffed Pork Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Mozzarella-Stuffed Pork Meatballs in a rich tomato sauce, a delicious dinner recipe to share with your family. It's an easy dish that can be cooked on the stove top or crockpot, and it's what a comfort food tastes and looks like. If you like Italian food, this recipe is for you! The meatballs can be served as an appetizer for every party, or as a main meal with the side dish of your choice. Healthy, nutritious and so tasty too!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: ground pork recipes
Servings: 14 meatballs
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Daniela Apostol
For the meatballs
  • 1 lb ground pork (500 g minced pork)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
For the tomato sauce
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes (400 g X 2, 13 oz X 2)
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1 cup stock/broth or water (any stock of your choice)
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
Other ingredients
  • 1 ball mozzarella, cubed (about 100 g, 3 oz)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. To make the meatballs, peel and chop the onions and garlic finely, or grate them if you want a finer texture.

  2. In a bowl add the ground pork, chopped onion and garlic, mixed herbs, seasoning and mix well to combine.

  3. Cut the mozzarella into small cubes.

  4. Take about a tablespoon of the pork mixture, shape it into a ball, then flatten it out.

  5. Add a cube of mozzarella in the middle, then bring the meat around it to fully enclose it, shaping it into a ball again.

  6. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

  7. In a pan, heat up one tablespoon of oil, add the meatballs to the pan, and gently fry until lightly brown, the meatballs will not be fully cooked at this stage.

  8. Once they are brown, remove from the pan and set aside.

  9. To make the sauce, peel and chop the onion and garlic, and fry them in the same pan the meatballs had been fried, add more oil if necessary.

  10. Add the chopped tomatoes, broth, parmesan, seasoning and herbs, and transfer the meatballs back to the pan.

  11. Cover the pan with a lid, and leave to cook until the sauce is reduced and the meatballs are cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Mozzarella-Stuffed Pork Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.