It’s Fall Cocktail Party Week here at Pure Taste, and we are making some delicious Turkey Meatball Mozzarella Skewer appetizers. These turkey meatballs are filled with melted mozzarella and topped with even more mozzarella! We are drooling over here!
This recipe makes about 30 to 40 meatballs, and is perfect for a party appetizer or a potluck. You can easily cut the ingredient quantities by half if making for a smaller crowd!
Turkey Meatball Mozzarella Skewer Appetizer
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix all the meatball ingredients until evenly combined, without overmixing.
Cut one of the mozzarella cheese balls into 1/2 inch cubes. Thinly slice the second mozzarella cheese ball (each slice should be about 1 1/2 inch wide). Set aside.
Form the turkey mixture into balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each. For each meatball, make a dent with you finger and place 1 cube of mozzarella inside. Then, close and roll back into a ball.
Heat olive oil in 2 large ovenproof skillets (so you can fit all the meatballs). Sear meatballs on all sides, until golden brown. Stir half of the marinara sauce jar in one skillet, and the other half in the second skillet. Toss to coat.
Finish cooking them in the oven at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
Remove skillets from the oven, and top each meatball with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Return to the oven for 5 more minutes, until cheese is melted.
Insert a toothpick into each meatball, and arrange in a large platter. Serve with more marinara sauce for dipping, if desired.
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