Caprese Meatballs

Tomato, basil and cheese can transform ho-hum meatballs into an Italian classic. This easy recipe requires only 15 minutes of prep time.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 4

1 1/4
lb ground beef
cup Progresso™ Italian style bread crumbs
cup finely chopped dry-pack sun-dried tomatoes
cup diced fresh mozzarella (1 oz)
cup finely chopped fresh or 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
cloves garlic, finely chopped
teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
egg, slightly beaten

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with nonstick foil.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix all ingredients just until combined. Shape mixture into 12 (2-inch) balls. Place in pan.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center of meatball reads 160°F.

Expert Tips

These meatballs are great served alongside hot pasta with a sprinkle of shredded provolone and drizzle of olive oil.

For party-size meatballs, shape into 1-inch balls and bake about 15 to 20 minutes.