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Spinach Dip-stuffed Meatballs

Juicy and flavorful meatballs stuffed with a creamy and cheesy spinach dip filling. Perfect for a party appetizer or a delicious main course.

Tasty Team
May 05, 2023
Spinach Dip-stuffed Meatballs


for 4 servings

  • 8 oz cream cheese (225 g)
  • ¼ cup spinach (55 g), cooked
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (110 g)
  • ½ lb ground beef (225 g)
  • ½ lb ground pork (225 g)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup parsley (10 g)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs (55 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (520 g)
  • ½ lb fettuccine (225 g), cooked, or your favorite long pasta

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 979
  • Fat 51g
  • Carbs 72g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugar 9g
  • Protein 55g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Mix cream cheese, spinach, garlic powder, and mozzarella until smooth.
  2. Mix ground beef, pork, egg, parsley, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper until evenly combined.
  3. Take a golf ball-sized handful of the meatball mixture and press it flat in the palm of your hand.
  4. Place a spoonful of the spinach dip in the center of the meat and fold the edges over the dip, sealing it and rolling into a ball.
  5. Repeat with the remaining meat and dip.
  6. In a pan over medium-high heat, sear meatballs for about a minute, then flip.
  7. Add the marinara sauce and mix.
  8. Cook for about 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through and sauce is thick.
  9. Serve with fettuccine.
  10. Enjoy!
Spinach Dip-stuffed Meatballs