Spaghetti With Mozzarella-stuffed Meatballs


Surprise everyone by placing mozzarella in the center of your meatballs. Extra delicious and super simple spaghetti with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs!

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Spaghetti with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2015-07-09, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

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Updated at: 22-03-2021

20 minutes 4 people Main course
Spaghetti with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs


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  • 1 kg minced meat
  • 1 mozzarella
  • bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 onions
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • a teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 2 cans of tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • pepper and salt to taste
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  • Cutting board & chef's knife
  • Large bowl
  • Large skillet
  • An oven
  • Oven tray lined with parchment paper
  • Large pan
  • Colander
  • Immersion blender

Spaghetti With Mozzarella-stuffed Meatballs

20 minutes 4 people Main course

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius or 350 degrees fahrenheit and bring a large pan with water and salt to a boil for your spaghetti later on. Finely chop the onions and garlic cloves.

Use your hands to combine the minced meat, half of the chopped garlic and half of the chopped onions in the large bowl. Add one egg and about 3 tablespoons of bread crumbs.

Mix well until the minced meat won't fall apart, if it does, add a little bit more bread crumbs. Season with pepper, salt and half a teaspoon of chilli powder. Divide the minced meat mixture into equal parts and chop up the mozzarella in small pieces, but not too small.

Roll the meat mixture into the desired sized meatballs. Press with your finger in the middle of the meatball and place a small piece of mozzarella in the centre. Roll it into a round meatball again, make sure the mozzarella stays in the centre.

Place them on the baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in the large skillet and add the rest of the chopped onion and garlic. After about 2 minutes, add in the canned tomatoes.

Let it simmer on low heat until the onion is softened, this will take about 10 minutes. Use a rod mixer to make a smooth and simple tomato sauce. Season with pepper, salt and half a teaspoon of chilli powder.  

Spaghetti with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs
Spaghetti with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs

Putting it together -- 5 minutes

Boil the spaghetti in the large pan according to the instruction on the package. After the tomato sauce is smooth, add in the meatballs and combine. Drain the spaghetti in the colander, divide over 4 plates along with the tomato sauce and meatballs.

Finish it off with some fresh basil. Enjoy your easy and delicious spaghetti with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs!

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