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Mouth Watering Cheesy Skillet Meatballs

Cheesy Skillet Meatballs

Forget frozen meatballs and boring spaghetti dinners; this Cheesy Skillet Meatballs Recipe is incredible! Making your own meatballs and layering them with tasty marinara and yummy cheeses isn’t a difficult task and is well worth the easy ten minute prep time!

Each meatball you reach for grabs at the sauce and is overflowing with cheese! This dish tastes like it’s straight from Italy and you’ll be tempted to make this every night. This is a favorite dinner in my house.

I don’t always have a ton of time to cook between picking the kids up from their after-school clubs and taking them to their sports games, but these are simple, non time-consuming, and beat any other meatball dish I’ve tried yet! This is a great dinner for any day of the week and comes out delicious every time. 

Cook Temp: 450 degrees F  –  Cooking Time: 20 Minutes 

Cheesy Skillet MeatballsINGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  1. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands
  2. Scoop out about 1 golf ball sized meatball mixture, roll it in your hands to make meatballs. I used an ice cream scoop
  3. Over medium high heat, brown the meatballs in batches until evenly browned, about 5-8 minutes
  4. Remove meatballs and drain on paper towels. Drain any excess oil from the skillet
  5. Reduce heat to medium low and pour the marinara sauce in the skillet
  6. Add the meatballs back to the skillet and roll them around to coat them in the marinara sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes or until internal temperature of meatballs are 165 degrees F
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cover and simmer until cheese melts or broil at 450 degrees F for 3-5 minutes for browned cheese
  8. Dish and serve hot sprinkled with chopped fresh basil 

Check out the original source for this recipe with all the directions, photos and helpful tips at: The Cooking Jar

My Thanks go to The Cooking Jar for this delicious recipe and featured image.

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