Slow Cooker

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs with Mushroom Marinara Sauce

$7.49 / serving

Prep & Cook Time: 60+ min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 6)

  • 20 oz. Ground Beef
  • 12 fl. oz. Marinara Sauce
  • 10 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
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    10 oz. Spaghetti
  • 1 Yellow Onion
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    4 oz. Ricotta
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    4 oz. Grated Parmesan
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    4 oz. Fresh Ciliegine Mozzarella
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    1 cups Italian Panko Blend

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve and peel onion. Cut halves into 1/4" dice.

    Cut mushrooms into 1/4" slices.

  2. 2

    Make the Meatballs

    Combine ground beef, panko, ricotta cheese, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl. Separate beef mixture into 12 equally-sized clumps.

    Press a mozzarella ball in the center of each clump. Enclose mozzarella in beef mixture, then form into a meatball.

  3. 3

    Cook the Meatballs

    In a clean slow cooker, combine onion, mushrooms, 1/2 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Top with meatballs, marinara sauce, and 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

    Turn slow cooker on to high heat. Cover, and cook until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4 hours.

  4. 4

    Cook the Pasta

    After 31/2 hours, bring 8 cups water and 2 tsp. salt to a boil in a large pot over high heat.

    Add spaghetti to boiling water and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes.

    Drain in a colander and set aside.

    After 4 hours, remove cooked meatballs from slow cooker and stir in spaghetti until coated.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with Parmesan. Bon appétit!

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