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Welp, the week is halfway over. Yippee, skippee! I’ve been kind of lazy this week. This often happens when I get all of my cooking and baking done at the beginning of the week. I usually plan to at least recipe test once a day, but since I did so much at the beginning of the week, the thought of stepping foot inside my kitchen makes me want to cry. It’s ok though. I give it one more day, and I’ll be ready to get back into it. I made this recipe for spaghetti and mozzarella-stuffed meatballs the other night for Zach and I and they were the perfect comfort food as we were being pounded once again with snow. Sometimes we just crave a big bowl of this stuff, but this time I decided to step things up a notch and throw cheese into basically every component. Cheese is one ingredient that I could NOT live without and this spaghetti and mozzarella-stuffed meatballs pay tribute to some of my favorite cheeses!
This recipe is pretty standard. I used my favorite store-bought marinara for this recipe, but feel free to make your own if you wish. Make sure that you don’t buy fresh mozzarella for stuffing the meatballs with. You definitely want the block in this case. It won’t be as messy. Ground beef can be substituted for lamb. I will not be offended if you do this. Feel free to get as creative as you want!
I’m basically obsessed with burrata. I literally put it on everything, and I’m one of those weirdos that likes a cool and refreshing ricotta, fresh mozzarella or fresh burrata on top of my pasta. It’s like it brings the entire dish together…and no, if you were wondering I don’t do the same with cottage cheese. I hate the stuff, but I know a couple of special people in my life that do. *wink wink* You know who you are. ;)
Ok, well I’m going to keep things short and sweet today because I feel like I’m totally rambling. Pair this recipe for spaghetti and mozzarella-stuffed meatballs with a lighter beer. Since tomato sauce tends to be super acidic, it’s not the easiest dish to pair with. It will often alter the taste of the beer making it taste sweeter than it actually is. I would suggest a pilsner or light wheat beer should do the trick. Recipe is below! Enjoy your day! xo