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Mozzarella Stuffed Sausage Meatballs and Pasta

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 24 meatballs
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 1 pound Johnsonville Sausage
  • 2 slices of sandwich bread torn into small pieces
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons 2% or whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 ounces Galbani mozzarella divided
  • 16 ounces Barilla pasta I used Farfalle
  • 24 ounces Barilla pasta sauce


  • Heat oven to 450°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Spray with non-stick baking spray. Top with a cooling rack (for draining).
  • Remove Johnsonville sausage from casing. Place in a bowl and break it up.
  • Add all the remaining meatball ingredients except cheese in a bowl. Mix well. 
  • Shape mixture into 24 meatballs. Press 1 cheese cube into the center of each meatball. Use your hands to cover meat mixture over cheese completely.  Place on prepared rack.
  • Bake for about 13-15 minutes or until no longer pink. Serve with Barilla pasta and sauce, if desired. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese (or save for another use).