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Cheesy Breaded Meatball

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

Finding recipes that the kids will actually eat is not easy! Hot dogs, macaroni, cheeseburgers only makes three meals and being stuck at home means inspiration is getting harder. We have a fun recipe idea that we think your kids will enjoy. Even better drag them into the kitchen and get them in on the dinner

making fun. Sure it might be a little messy, but the more involved your kids are the more likely they are to eat the meal. Trust me, this helps with my two picky eaters. My husband is worse than my kids but shhh don't tell him I told you.

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  • 1 recipe Italian-Style Beef Sausage

  • 2 eggs, divided

  • 1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

  • 12 cherry-sized mozzarella balls (about 6 ounces)

  • 12 ounces refrigerated pizza dough

  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Marinara sauce, chopped basil leaves (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine Italian-Style Beef Sausage mixture, 1 egg and bread crumbs in large bowl; mixing thoroughly. Shape into 12, 2-inch meatballs. Place a mozzarella ball in the middle of each meatball, making sure the mozzarella ball is completely covered with the beef mixture. Place meatballs on aluminum-foiled lined broiler rack coated with cooking spray. Bake in 400°F oven 24 to 27 minutes.

Cook's Tip: Italian-Style Beef Sausage: Combine 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner), 1 teaspoon fennel seed, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly, but thoroughly.

  1. Cut dough into 12  pieces, about 1 ounce each. Stretch each piece to cover 1 meatball, pinching the edges to seal. Place on parchment-lines shallow-rimmed baking sheet, seam-side down. Place remaining 1 egg in small bowl, beat with a fork. Brush rolls with egg; top with Parmesan cheese.

  2. Bake rolls in 400°F oven 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce and basil, as desired.


232 CALORIES12% * 5.7g SAT FAT30% DV ** 17g PROTEIN34% DV 2 mg IRON10% DV 2.3 mg ZINC15% DV

* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet ** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet

Nutrition information per serving: 232 Calories; 104.4 Calories from fat; 11.6g Total Fat (5.7 g Saturated Fat; 0.1 g Trans Fat; 0.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 1.5 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 79 mg Cholesterol; 264 mg Sodium; 15 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.5 g Dietary Fiber; 17 g Protein; 2 mg Iron; 142 mg Potassium; 2.2 mg Niacin; 0.2 mg Vitamin B6; 1 mcg Vitamin B12; 2.3 mg Zinc; 10.4 mcg Selenium; 56.3 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Protein; and a good source of Iron, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Selenium, and Choline.

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