I love recipes that take two delicious foods and combine them to make one super-awesome-epic creation. I mean, why choose between mac and cheese and meatballs when you don't have to? Mac and Cheese Stuffed Meatballs are everything you want in comfort food in one bite sized morsel - with no compromising in flavor.
Once you try these you will want to eat them every day. The creamy, smooth cheesy center will leave you craving these all week long. They make the perfect game-day appetizer, or you can pair them with a veggie or side salad for a complete meal option. Enjoy!
- 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- ⅓ cup panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
- ½ teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
- 1.5 oz cheddar, cut into 10 small cubes
- 1 cup prepared macaroni and cheese
- 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce (optional)
Preheat oven to 375.
Combine beef, onion, egg, Panko bread crumbs, shredded cheese and pepper. Mix until combined.
Divide meat into 10 equal pieces. Squish each piece of meat into a thin circle.
Top with 1 slightly heaping tablespoon of macaroni and 1 cheddar cube.
Fold sides up pinching to seal and form into a meatball.
Place meatballs on a baking pan and brush with barbecue sauce.
Bake 24-26 minutes or until the center of each meatball reaches an internal temperature of 160 °F.