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Juicy Crock Pot Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are one way to spice up everyone’s favorite pasta. Nothing says home cooking like a good plate of spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs. Do you want to know how to make spaghetti and meatball night even better? These easy, cheesy slow cooker meatballs are the answer!

Juicy Crock Pot Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are one way to spice up everyone's favorite pasta. Nothing says home cooking like a good plate of spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs.

Crock Pot Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Beef and Pork are combined with herbs and spices, then formed into meatballs. A cube of Mozzarella cheese is stuffed into each meatball, all while this hearty dish uses the slow cooker as a shortcut. Perfect for a family meal or as an appetizer at a gathering.

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Crock Pot Meatballs Recipe

I love meatballs. They’re quick to make, healthy (as you want to make them) and you can use them in countless recipes. There’s no need to heat up your oven or turn on your stove for these easy and healthy Slow Cooker Mozzarella-Stuffed Meatballs!

Meatball Ingredients

Crock Pot Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Ingredients:

  • Ground Beef
  • Ground Pork
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  • Egg
  • Salt
  • Minced garlic
  • Low-moisture mozzarella cheese, cubed
Homemade Pasta Sauce

Ingredients for Homemade Pasta Sauce:

  • Diced tomatoes, undrained
  • Tomato Paste
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion Powder
Homemade meatball ingredients

Instructions:

These might look fancy but trust me, they’re pretty effortless. In a large bowl, mix beef and pork until well blended. Then, in a medium-sized bowl lightly mix Italian breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and minced garlic until blended but not solid.

Homemade meatball ingredients

After that, combine the breadcrumb mixture with the meat mixture until well combined. Important to note: You don’t have to use my meatball recipe. If you have your own, of course, you can use that instead.

Homemade meatball ingredients

Stuff the Meatballs with Mozzarella

Then, roll 2-inch meatballs around a cube of mozzarella cheese, and repeat until all meatball mixture is used. I recommend good, low moisture, mozzarella cheese to stuff in the middle. I’ve used mozzarella string cheese and it just didn’t seem to stay nice and melted.

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Slow Cooker Meatballs

For the sauce, combine undrained diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder until well mixed. Place Meatballs evenly layered into a crockpot lined with a thin layer of sauce. Cover meatballs with remaining sauce. No need to over mix:) Cook on high for 3 hours.

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Store this spaghetti and meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Can I cook this on low for a longer amount of time?

No, this recipe does better with high heat for 3 hours

Crock Pot Stuffed Meatballs
What is another variation I can make?

You can make these meatballs without the cheese

 Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?

You can make the meatballs ahead of time and freeze them for up to 3 months

Crock Pot Stuffed Meatballs

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Crock Pot Cheese Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

Crock Pot Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Nothing says home cooking like a good plate of spaghetti with homemade sauce and meatballs. These juicy Crock Pot Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are one way to spice up everyone's favorite pasta dinner.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 30 meatballs

Equipment

  • Crockpot
  • Medium bowl
  • Large Bowl
  • Medium pot

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced garlic
  • 1 (28oz) Can Diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 teaspoons Tomato Paste
  • 3 teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 8 oz Block Low-moisture mozzarella cheese, cubed
  • 16 oz Noodles (optional)

Instructions 

  • Mix beef and pork until well blended
  • In a medium-sized bowl lightly mix Italian breadcrumbs, egg, salt, and minced garlic until blended but not solid.
  • Combine breadcrumb mixture with meat mixture until well combined
  • Roll 2-inch meatballs around a cube of mozzarella cheese, repeat until all meatball mixture is used.
  • For the sauce, combine undrained diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder until well mixed.
  • Place Meatballs evenly layered into a crockpot lined with a thin layer of sauce
  • Cover meatballs with remaining sauce
  •  Cook on high for 3 hours
  • Boil noodles until al dente
  • Serve meatballs warm over spaghetti noodles

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Kelly Dixon

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