Sunday Supper Stuffed Meatballs #SundaySupper

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by Isabel Laessig (Isabel Foodie) · 37 comments

in Family Foodie Recipes, Pasta, Sunday Supper


A meatball is just a meatball, or so I thought.  Meatballs have been around forever and ever and just when I thought I had tried them all, after spending a weekend at Rosen Shingle Creek, I realized that there may be a new specifies around.  We admittedly are a meatball family, they are at the heart of many of our Sunday Supper meals.  We have cooked up  traditional meatballs, pork meatballs, Portuguese meatballs, panko meatballs in ponzu sauce and teeny tiny meatballs in our Italian Wedding Soup.  But lo and behold, there is a new meatball that we fell in love with thanks to the memorable dinner we enjoyed at Cala Bella’s Fine Italian Restaurant located at Rosen Shingle Creek.  Who knew you could stuff a meatball?

It was our Anniversary weekend and Reis’s birthday and we wanted to celebrate at the memorable restaurant.  Cala Bella’s did not disappoint.  I could go on an on about the menu (and I will in another post) but the one item that we were all craving and talking about weeks after our visit was the stuffed meatballs.  I love when a fabulous restaurant inspires our family to spend time in the kitchen trying to recreate a memorable recipe. My kids enjoyed the stuffed meatballs so much that they challenged me to make them for one of our Sunday Supper meals.

Fall and Football are one in the same at our home.  We tend to barbecue all summer and as soon as Fall hits, we are ready for a pot of simmering sauce and some Sunday Supper Meatballs.   Lucky for me, the wonderful folks at Cala Bella shared their recipe with me. I was able to duplicate, maybe not quite the same as the original, the amazing stuffed meatballs and I know this is a Sunday Supper keeper!

Sunday Supper Stuffed Meatballs

Number of servings: 12

Per Serving 207 calories

Fat 14 g

Carbs 5 g

Protein 16 g


Sunday Supper Stuffed Meatballs


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups of milk
  • 4 tablespoons italian bread crumbs
  • fresh ground sea salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese cubes, cut into 1/4 inch cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Mix all the ingredients, except the mozzarella cubes, in a large bowl
  3. Roll each meatball into a 2 inch round ball
  4. Stuff a piece of the mozzarella cheese cube into the middle of each meatball
  5. Bake on a baking sheet for approximately 20 to 25 minutes
  6. Add to tomato sauce and simmer on low for at least 2 hours
  7. Drizzle with Alfredo Sauce if desired

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{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Marjory @ Dinner-Mom September 22, 2013 at 7:32 am

I just love the idea of stuffing a meatball. These look amazing!


Stacy September 22, 2013 at 8:53 am

Love the mix of ground meats, Isabel, and I am imagining that melty cube of mozzarella keeps the meatballs tender and juicy inside. How great that Cala Bella shared their recipe so you could recreate the lovely memories!


Tammi @ Momma's Meals September 22, 2013 at 9:21 am

What a fantastic recipe! I’m always up for a new meatball try! Thanks for sharing!


Roz September 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

Beautiful meatballs! My family will love this recipe!!!! Happy Fall and Happy Anniversary!


Susan September 22, 2013 at 10:41 am

I love to stuff meatballs! That ooey gooey cheese in the center is the best part!


Nichole C September 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

When I saw you post this on IG, I couldn’t wait for the recipe. Yummy!


Constance Smith @FoodieArmyWife September 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

I love this – stuffed meatballs are so good – like little personal meatloaves :)


Nicole September 22, 2013 at 11:27 am

Holy stuffed goodness. These… are just… amazing.
And that one that was leaking yesterday? I’ll take that one! xoxo


Kim@Treats & Trinkets September 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Mmm, yum. Gooey cheese stuffed in a meatball sounds amazing


Elisabeth September 22, 2013 at 3:37 pm

These stuffed meatballs remind me of a mozzarella-stuffed arancini I make. Can’t go wrong with stuffing food with cheese! :0)


Laura Dembowski September 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever actually had a meatball! Can you believe that? Clearly I need to change that with these.


Liz September 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm

I’ve made a lackluster version of these meatballs before. I’m so glad I have a tried and true recipe to try now!


The Ninja Baker September 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Oh my goodness, Isabel, childhood comfort at its best. Your photos and description make me want to cook up some pasta and top it with these lovely meatballs…You may have converted this fish/tofu-loving Ninja into a meat fan =)


Heather @girlichef September 22, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Oh wow, that looks fantastic! I was just thinking of making some bocconcini-stuffed meatballs, and then I see these…my stomach is growling!


Carla September 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

I never would’ve guessed to stuff a meatball! Imagine the possibilities with the different fillings.


Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) September 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Not this kind of meatball MAKES a meal!


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers September 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Yummy!! I love meatballs! Yours sound amazing!!


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes September 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

Stuffed meatballs! My adoration for regular ones is never ending, so this ones take a gold star Isabel!


Betsy @ Desserts Required September 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm


LOVE this recipe, but beyond that, I LOVE the story behind it. Maybe next year, Rosen Shingle Creek will do a meatball buffet and we can try all that the varieties they offer.

In the meantime, Samuel and I will have fun making these!


FamilyFoodie September 23, 2013 at 5:26 am

Great idea Betsy! I love how you think…. looking forward to next year’s event already!


Bea September 23, 2013 at 12:25 am

Little did I know :) where have I been?! A stuffed meatball a genius and delicious idea!


Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) September 23, 2013 at 10:36 am


I love meatballs, but a stuffed meatball?!



Courtney @ Neighborfood September 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

Any meatball that has cheese escaping through the top of it is a winner in my book! These look incredible–and they’re totally going on my tailgating board!


Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons September 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I love this idea! I don’t think I’ve ever had a stuffed meatball, but now I’m just dying to try it. These look fabulous!


Angie | Big Bears Wife September 23, 2013 at 2:24 pm

We always make cheese stuffed burgers but I’ve never made cheese stuffed meatballs! Ahhh what a great recipe to add to the menu line up!


Micha @ Cookin' Mimi September 24, 2013 at 3:37 am

These look fantastic. Definitely elevates the childhood favorite of spaghetti and meatballs.


Cindys Recipes and Writings September 24, 2013 at 6:11 am

I loved it at Rosen Shingle Creek if I would have had their meatballs, I probably would still be there! ;)


Martin D. Redmond September 24, 2013 at 10:46 pm

Your dish looks amazing Isabel! Nom, nom, nom!


Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere September 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm

I didn’t think meatballs could get any better, but this has proved me wrong!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked September 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Isabel, I’ve been drooling over your meatballs ever since I saw the photos on Instagram and Facebook. You definitely delivered – these look and sound amazing! Stuffing cheese into meatballs and then covering the meatballs with more cheese is a winner in my book ;)


FamilyFoodie September 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Thank you Nancy! I have to admit, my kids all said that they were drool worthy!


sunithi September 26, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I have never tried stuffed meatballs before and reading this I feel I should. Such a great recipe. Thanks for sharing. Love the first pic Isabel!


FamilyFoodie September 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Thank you Sunithi….. I had never tried them either but wow, were they good.


Roxanne @TheROXXBox September 28, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Can you say YUM!!!


FamilyFoodie September 29, 2013 at 8:36 am



Amanda @ Marocmama September 29, 2013 at 9:12 am

Stuffed meatballs – so smart! I make an arancini with mozzerella inside meat, and then rice on the outside, rolled in bread crumbs and fried – these look much easier to put together!


Anne @ Webicurean September 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I’ll bet those are crazy good! I’ve already made the wedding soup meatballs several times, even when I’m not making the soup! It’s so good, it’s become my go-to meatball recipe. Can’t wait to try this next!


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