Taste of Tuesday | Veal + Turkey Stuffed Meatballs

You MUST try these.  They are so delicious.  You know how much I love a dish that can be eaten for many meals don't you?? This was made with angel hair pasta for dinner, then placed on french baguettes for meatball subs and then eaten all by themselves to try and stay away from extra carbs :)  My husband recommended that we make these next time we have company over because it is the perfect dish to serve for a large group.  

Veal and Turkey Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs
recipe adapted via

1 lb ground turkey (I used Jennie O's Lean ground turkey)
1 cup grated parmesan
2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon parsley
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 cup flour
Belgioioso Fresh Mozzarella Pearls
1 cup olive oil
1 + jar tomato sauce (our favorite is by far the Mario Batali Tomato Basil sauce)
10 + basil leaves, cut into a chiffonade

In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, veal, parmesan, breadcrumbs, eggs, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley and red pepper flakes. Carefully combine everything with your hands until the ingredients are evenly mixed.
Form the ground mixture into small meatballs, each the size of a golf ball.
Insert a small mozzarella ball in the center of each meatball, taking care to reform the meatball around the cheese once it’s been inserted. The mozzarella should be completely hidden from sight.
Dredge each meatball in the flour to lightly coat it and gently tap off any excess flour.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Heat the olive oil in a large heavy bottom skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add half of the meatballs and sauté for a 3-4 minutes, turning every so often to brown the outside.
Once the meatballs are browned, remove them from the oil and repeat the process with the remaining meatballs.
Once all meatballs are browned, add the tomato sauce to the skillet and place the browned meatballs on top of the sauce.
Transfer the skillet, meatballs and all, into the oven and let the meatballs continue to bake for 10-15 minutes until cooked through.
Remove the skillet from the oven and dusting with salt, pepper, freshly chopped basil and extra mozzarella pearls if desired. Serve immediately.

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  1. Ok I seriously just died over this recipe. YUM! Definitely pinning this and making it soon, these sound to die for!!!

    <3, Pamela

  2. omg DROOL! meatballs are the ultimate comfort food! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. oh wow, these look absolutely delish! My husband would be begging for these tonight if I showed him! Maybe this weekend :)

  4. I love a good meatball recipe. These look great, love that you had so many leftovers!

  5. Yum those look so delicious!! Way better than my crappy pasta last night.. I'm coming to your place for dinner. haha :)

  6. YUM!!!! I've actually never made meatballs from scratch before but I love the double meat variety - sounds so good!

  7. These sound soooo good! I've actually been craving meatballs! lol I may have to try this out!

  8. OMG these sound amazing and I love that you can serve them so many different ways. Perfect for a dinner party for sure!
    ~Elise @ highheelsglitteringeyes.blogspot.com

  9. oh wow, such a delicious looking recipe!! I like that you used Veal...I will have to try my hand at~

  10. Oh my Lord, I think my husband would die if I made these. They sound SO good! I've never made anything with veal before but this doesn't sound too complicated!

  11. Oh Lord, these would be so good so many ways for sure hah. Have you seen the giant meatball a girl made and they posted it on Buzzfeed; inside was stuffed with pasta and sauce and cheese! You need to try that next - they had to cut the dang thing like a layer cake haha.

  12. I have been craving these meatballs ever since you posted a picture on Instagram! So glad you shared the recipe! Yum!!

  13. I thought I commented on this yesterday?! Anyway these sound so good and love how versatile they are. Yum!

  14. I'm not usually a huge fan of veal, but these look delicious!

  15. These look delish! I've never tried stuffed meatballs before, but this just inspired me to :)