Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Recipe

You know the old saying “two heads are better than one”? Well, nowadays, I’d really have to agree with that!

Ever since I started dating my boyfriend Kurt, he’s given me some great recipe ideas, including this one for Meatball Wellington, which might just be his best one yet!

Juicy, flavorful Italian sausage meatballs, filled with fresh, gooey mozzarella cheese, all wrapped up in buttery, flakey puff pastry dough, it really doesn’t get much better!

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington Recipe

Since he introduced me to the idea, I’ve already made them two, ok maybe three times and now I’m so excited to share the recipe with you!

Puff Pastry Wrapped Meatball Recipe

These delicious Meatball Wellington’s can be served as an impressive dinner appetizer or party hors d’oeuvre, or as a serious  game changer when it comes to the standard spaghetti & meatball recipe!

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1 large egg (yolk & white divided)
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella balls
  • One sheet puff pastry (thawed)

Now I’m going to show you just how easy they are to make in under 90 seconds!

 

Is your mouth watering yet? 😉

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Recipe

If serving these as an app, I’d recommend some marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

As an entree, they’re perfect with spaghetti tossed in marinara sauce!

Puff Pastry Wrapped Meatball Recipe

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington Recipe

Check out other recipes “inspired by Kurt” including Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs & Marinara, Three Cheese Manicotti with Italian Sausage Marinara and Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs, are you seeing a theme here too?! 😉

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington Recipe

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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 9 meatballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 1 large egg (yolk & white divided)
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 4 oz fresh mozzarella balls
  • One sheet puff pastry

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to a medium skillet, cook the diced onions 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add the Italian sausage to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add the cooked onion & garlic, egg yolk, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and black pepper.
  6. Mix together.
  7. Form into 9 large meatballs, filling each with one mozzarella ball.
  8. Add the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil to a large skillet over medium high heat.
  9. Add the meatballs and sear for 2-3 minutes per side.
  10. Remove from the heat and pat each meatball with a paper towel to remove the grease.
  11. On a large sheet of parchment paper sprinkled with flour, use a rolling pin to roll the sheet of puff pastry into a thin layer.
  12. Slice the puff pastry in thirds in both directions forming 9 squares.
  13. Wrap each meatball in a square of puff pastry, tucking the puff pastry under the meatball.
  14. Place the meatballs on a baking stone and brush with the egg white.
  15. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
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Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Wellington Recipe