Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Panini

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatball Panini
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 40
  • Servings: 2

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This ooey gooey sandwich is one that the whole family will love!


4 slices Villaggio® Whole Wheat Bread
1/4 lb (125 g) each lean ground beef and ground veal
1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried oregano
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
4 (1/2-inch/1 cm) cubes mozzarella cheese
2 cups (500 mL) strained tomatoes or tomato sauce with basil
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely grated Parmesan cheese


Mix ground beef with ground veal, garlic powder, salt, oregano and pepper. Roll and shape into 4 meatballs. Press 1 cube mozzarella into center of each meatball. Form meat around to enclose.

Meanwhile bring strained tomatoes to a simmer set over medium heat. Add meatballs. Simmer, covered for 20 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through and tender.

Preheat Panini press according to manufacturer’s instructions. Sandwich 2 meatballs between 2 slices of bread. Top each with 1 tbsp (15 mL) Parmesan cheese. Cook sandwich in press for 2 to 3 minutes for 2 to 3 minutes or until bread is toasted. Serve with extra sauce.


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