Gnocchi-Stuffed Meatballs

Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 200 kcal


  • 16 pieces fresh gnocchi about 4 oz.
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. Italian herb mixture
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. extra-lean ground beef
  • 16 1/2-inch small cubes mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup sodium-reduced marinara sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Boil gnocchi according to package directions.
  2. Spread in single layer on baking sheet; let cool.
  3. Whisk together egg, 1 tbsp water, Worcestershire sauce, bread crumbs, garlic, herb mixture, salt and pepper. Crumble in ground beef; mix together until well combined. Form into 16 meatballs.
  4. Make indentation in each meatball. Insert one gnocchi and one cube of mozzarella; reform meatball around gnocchi and cheese.
  5. Bake on foil-lined baking sheet for about 15 minutes or until golden, cooked through and cheese is melted.
  6. In saucepan, warm marinara sauce over medium heat. Serve meatballs with sauce for dipping.

Recipe Notes


A Pasta Fits original recipe.