I’m declaring a savory week here on Satisfy My Sweet Tooth.  A few weeks ago, I made Vegan Gluten-free Brownies and then a few hours later proceeded to make Babybel-stuffed meatballs.  I love all food.  I don’t discriminate.

I grew up eating my grandmother’s to-die-for Italian red sauce with meatballs.  Since she is gone 🙁 no one can quite replicate the amazing flavor of her “gravy” but I am able to take myself back to sitting around her table with these meatballs.  My grandmother did not stuff meatballs with cheese but Giada does, so I figured combining two of my favorite cooks versions of meatballs could only result in a small meaty miracle in the shape of a ball.  And I was right.

Pasta is easily my single favorite savory food and while I do not feel the need to add a protein to top my noodles, my husband is never quite content with a meatless dinner (Waah).  So, as I mentioned after experimenting with vegan gluten-free baking during the first part of the day and watching his nose turn up with the addition of each “weird” ingredient, I knew that a meaty meal was the way to his heart.

Babybel cheese wheels are a favorite of mine.  I can remember my mother packing them in my lunchbox as a child and even now when I am hungry for a snack I love to eat a couple of the Babybel Lights for a low-calorie high-protein snack.  I wasn’t sure how the Babybel would melt in the cooked meatballs, but I was pleasantly surprised when I cut into a meatball and was met with a gooey string of cheese.  Cook up some pasta with your favorite red sauce and whip up a batch of these meatballs and you will be satiated and comforted in no time.

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dry ingredients

quarter Babybels

combine all ingredients, roll into balls and make indentation into each ball

stuff quarter of a Babybel into each ball and roll to seal


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6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Alli
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    I love babybels and that gooey cheese … YUM!


  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Nov 15, 2011 @ 8:19 pm

    I love this idea!!! And I know my meat-eating husband would definitely love these!


  3. Nikki
    Nov 17, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    Adding the necessary ingredients to my grocery list now! Yum!


  4. Charllie
    Jan 07, 2012 @ 1:35 pm


    Could you please tell me.

    Are these meatballs real firm/soft?

    Dry or juicy?

    They look very appetizing.


    • Mercedes
      Jan 08, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

      Yes, these meatballs are quite soft and juicy. Thank you!


  5. Charllie
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Perfect! Just the way I like them!

    Thanks for sharing.



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