Mozzarella stuffed meatballs! This cheesy slow cooker meatball recipe only uses a few ingredients and is an absolute crowd pleaser.
There are several meatball recipes on this blog because…I love meatballs! They’re quick to make, healthy (as you want to make them) and you can use them in countless recipes. Since I’m on a low-carb, cheese kick I thought why not make mozzarella stuffed meatballs to switch things up a bit.
These might look fancy but trust me, they’re pretty effortless. I used ground turkey for my meatballs but by all means, use your preferred meat whether it’s turkey, beef, pork, or a combination. I made my meatballs whole30 and paleo even though I know the mozzarella cheese makes it non-compliant. You don’t have to use my meatball recipe. If you have your own, of course you can use that!
How many meatballs should you make? I used a 6-quart slow cooker and I purposely made my meatballs larger than usual so I got 11 meatballs. I probably should have made it an even 12 in retrospect but that’s okay. Make as many meatballs as your slow cooker will hold and yes you can stack them on top of each other if you are using a smaller slow cooker. You should get anywhere from 12 to 24 meatballs.
I put 2-3 pearl mozzarella balls in each meatball. You doesn’t matter what form your mozzarella comes in. Meaning, you don’t have to go out and buy pearl-shaped mozzarella balls. They can be expensive, I know. You can take shredded mozzarella and balls it up with your hands.
Slow Cooker Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
- Yield: 4 servings
- 28 ounces diced tomatoes
- 8 ounces mozzarella
- 1 lb ground meat
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- In a large bowl, mix together meatball ingredients. Taking 2-4 tbsp of meat*, form into a ball and then flatten the ball.
- Add 1-3 mozzarella balls to the center of the flattened meat. Re-form meat around the mozzarella and shape into a ball. Repeat until all the meat is used.
- Pour half of the diced tomatoes into the slow cooker.
- Add the meatballs. Cover the meatballs with the remaining diced tomatoes.
- Cook HIGH 2-3 hours or LOW 4-6.
*You can make the meatballs as large or as small as your slow cooker will hold.
Below is what mine slow cooker looked like afterwards. The white coloring you see in the diced tomatoes is mozzarella cheese. Some of the cheese seeped out of the meatballs when they cooked. Don’t be surprised if this happens to you as well, it’s definitely natural.
Serve these meatballs with pasta, zoodles, spaghetti squash, or just eat them as-is!
For the seasoning, if you don’t have an Italian seasoning already, use this one:
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