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Spinach Dip-stuffed Meatballs

by Alvin Zhoufeatured in 5 Amazing Meatball Recipes


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 (226 g)
  • ½ lb ground pork (226 g)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup parsley (10 g)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs (57 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups marinara sauce (520 g)
  • ½ lb fettuccine (226 g), cooked, or your favorite long pasta

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 953
    Fat 49g
    Carbs 71g
    Fiber 4g
    Sugar 8g
    Protein 53g

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!