This is a delightful recipe I found in a Good Housekeeping cookbook the first year I got married. Meatballs are filled with Monterey Jack cheese, served in a delicious spaghetti sauce and served over noodles with melted Monterey Jack cheese on top. This fantastic recipe is kid-friendly, economical, and so easy to make. It’s great for Saturday night dinners sitting in front of a fire or just anytime you need to prepare a quick meal. It’s a great comfort food you’re whole family will enjoy.
I won’t kid you. I have yet to be able to make this without cheese leaking out of the meatballs when you cook them, but they are still fantastic nonetheless. Use any kind of spaghetti sauce and serve over any kind of noodle. It’s nice over dumpling noodles or bow-ties.
We love this delicious meatball recipe. It’s a really nice change from regular spaghetti and meatballs. If you’re interested in something different yet extremely tasty why not give this recipe a whirl. This Pizza Meatballs recipe is a keeper. Our family have always enjoyed this recipe and believe you will too.
Here’s a look at this fabulous meatball recipe.
These luscious meatballs are filled with Monterey Jack cheese. Yum, yum.
Then the meatballs are covered with spaghetti sauce and more Monterey Jack cheese. I’ve sprinkled parmesan cheese over top here.
Here’s what I did.
Place ground beef in a mixing bowl. I used ground round.
Add bread crumbs. I didn’t have enough so I also used panko crumbs.
Add dehydrated onions.
Mix all ingredients together by hand until thoroughly mixed.
Here’s what the mixture looks like.
Use Monterey Jack cheese. Cut about 8 ounces in cubes. Shred the other 8 ounces.
I cut the cubes in 26 pieces.
Here’s one of the pieces of cheese. Form the meatball around the cube of cheese.
Here’s one of the meatballs.
Here I’ve formed all the meatballs.
Place meatballs on a cookie sheet that has been spayed with cooking spray.
Bake about 15 minutes at 350. Unfortunately, you can see that some of the Monterey Jack cheese has leaked out of the meatballs.
I was taking this meal to someone who was moving so I packed the meatballs into this foil roaster pan.
Add spaghetti sauce over top of the meatballs. Any kind will do. Whatever you prefer.
Here I’ve poured the sauce over the meatballs.
Here’s the extra cheese I grated up. It’s going to be sprinkled over top of the spaghetti sauce.
Here’s the pan with the spaghetti sauce.
Here the cheese has melted over the top.
Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions.
I’ve placed the buttered noodles in the pan next to the meatballs.
To serve place noodles on plate. Ladle meatballs with sauce and cheese over top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese if desired.
Here’s a plate of this delicious meal.
Here’s a close up so you can actually see some of the meatballs.
This cheesy dish is amazing.
Here’s a plate of Pizza Meatballs. Your kids will love this tasty meal.
These meatballs are so delectable. Everyone loves them.
This recipe is so easy. Comfort food at its best.
Here’s the recipe.
(Adapted from Good Housekeeping Cookbook)
16-oz. Monterey Jack cheese
1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef (I used ground round)
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
½ cup milk
2 tbsp. instant minced onion
½ tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
2 tbsp. salad oil (I didn’t use this because I didn’t fry the meatballs)
32-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
Cut part of cheese into twenty-four to twenty-six ½” cubes. Shred remaining cheese and set aside. In large bowl, with fork, mix well all remaining ingredients except salad oil and spaghetti sauce; shape some mixture around each cheese cube to make 1 ½ inch meatballs. Seal well or cheese will leak out during cooking. Option 1: place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked. Remove from oven and place in large baking dish. Cover with spaghetti sauce, then cheese. Bake at about 350 for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Serve over noodles. Option 2: In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, in hot salad oil, cook meatballs until browned on all sides. Spoon drippings from skillet; add spaghetti sauce. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes. Sprinkle meatballs with reserved shredded cheese. Serves 6. Serve over wide dumpling noodles or noodles of your choice.
Don’t these meatballs look fantastic?
Pull up a chair. I’ve saved a plate for you!
Here’s how I packed everything for transporting it. I covered the top with foil. This way the family could heat it again in the pan or just take servings out and heat individual servings in the microwave if necessary.
Enjoy the spectacular flavors of Monterey Jack cheese in this wonderful recipe. It’s amazing.
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