Cheese-Stuffed Giant Meatballs

Cheese-Stuffed Giant Meatballs


"Progresso® bread crumbs and Progresso™ Recipe Starters™ fire roasted tomato cooking sauce provide simple additions to these cheese-filled meatballs."


30 m servings 362 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 362 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 16.2 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 24 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 755 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the cooking sauce, the beef, bread crumbs, egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper until well mixed.
  2. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray. Divide beef mixture evenly among cups (slightly less than 1/4 cup each). Push 1 piece of cheese into center of each.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center of loaves in middle of muffin pan reads 160 degrees F. Meanwhile, heat remaining sauce until hot. Immediately remove loaves from muffin pan; spoon heated sauce over loaves. Serve with potatoes.


  • *Regular mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, can be substituted.
  • A simple spring-action ice cream scoop makes portioning the meatballs easy.
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  1. 45 Ratings


Meatloaf is a classic dish that's perfect for a hearty weeknight meal. And, while this was a very simple version which saves on time and effort in the kitchen due to the pre-made sauce it defi...

Actually thought this was pretty darn good. I doubled the recipe so I could freeze some of the meatloaf, and instead of muffin tins I did two things: made 3 mini loaves of meatloaf to freeze, ...

I originally rated these a 3, but after tasting them again, I had to change it to a 2 and change my review...These were ok, but most likely not something I would make again... I also felt that t...

First off, I must say it could have used a lot more seasoning (we added some more salt, pepper and garlic after first tasting it which greatly improved the overall dish.) My two boys scarfed the...

I made these three more times after the first time! YUM

I made these little meatloves and served them over pasta since I had no potatoes tonight. I did add more salt & pepper, as well as some basil & oregano. They were good-I added some crushed tom...

However, I was unable to find a few of the ingredients, as I think they may be new to our area, but I was able to improvise. I used just the regular Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs instead of the...

Let me start by saying this: my picky 7 year old loved this recipe! She got a kick out of the individual sized loaves and loved the cheese in the middle. My husband and I also liked the recip...

I did not have the specific Progresso cooking sauce BUT I did have a different brand's fire roasted spaghetti sauce. I used that instead. I did throw in a little more italian seasoning and onion...