easy skillet meatballs

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these cheese filled easy skillet meatballs are sure to  become a family favorite

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I  do not like to be rushed in the kitchen. It’s one of the main reasons that I enjoy school breaks so much.  More often that not though, I have to find meals that can be ready in a hurry.

With school, and sports, not to mention homework, and high school homework is NO joke people, dinner needs to be fast. But fast food does not have to mean “fast food”,  and fast food does not have to come from a box.  Fast food when made with a few good quality ingredients like Horizon Organic cheeses can even be delicious.

These easy skillet meatballs start with italian seasoned ground turkey mixed with panko breadcrumbs, an egg, and just a bit of milk. And then for the magic…each is filled with mozzarella cheese (cheese sticks work perfectly for this)

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Brown the meatballs in a skillet and then add your favorite tomato sauce, cover and simmer 15 minutes, add shredded mozzarella and cook until the cheese is melted.

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Serve with fresh bread, a salad, or my favorite with zucchini noodles. I like to make a double batch so we have enough for meatball subs too.

Cook once eat twice is the way to go.

easy skillet meatballs


  • 1 lb italian seasoned ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 string cheese (Horizon Organic Mozzarella )
  • 1 24 ounce jar tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella


  • mix together the ground turkey, the breadcrumbs, egg, and milk
  • roll into balls (I used my cookie scoop for this) I got 16 meatballs from 1 lb of turkey
  • cut each cheese stick into 8 pieces (this is for 16 meatballs)
  • press one piece of cheese into the center of each meatball, and then form the meatball to completely enclose the cheese
  • heat skillet over medium-high (use cooking spray to prevent sticking if needed)
  • brown the meatballs on all sides, and then add your sauce'
  • cover your skillet, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes
  • add the shredded cheese, cover and cook until the cheese is melted, and your meatballs are cooked through

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Dinner was ready and on the table in less than 45 minutes. Everyone LOVED them (with melty cheese in the middle what’s not to love)  including my fussy non-meat loving eater, and that is saying A LOT!!

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This conversation is sponsored by Horizon. The opinions and text are all mine.