Sun Dried Tomato Cheesy Meatballs Recipe

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Misty Craig Modified: March 23, 2022
Sun Dried Tomato Cheesy Meatballs Recipe

How To Make Sun Dried Tomato Cheesy Meatballs

These cheesy meatballs have pieces of sun-dried tomatoes. They are seasoned with various herbs and spices then cooked in a rich and cheesy tomato sauce.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



For Meatballs:

  • 500gbeef mince
  • 500gpork mince,or extra beef mince
  • 1egg,lightly whisked
  • ½cupalmond flour,or ⅓ breadcrumbs
  • 150gsemi-dried tomatoes,drained and oil reserved
  • 1/2cupparmesan cheese,grated
  • 4clovesgarlic,crushed
  • 4tbsptomato paste
  • 1tbsporegano,freshly chopped
  • 1tbspbasil,freshly chopped
  • 1tbspoil
  • 1tosalt and pepper,to taste, about tbsp

For Sauce:

  • reserved sun dried tomato oil
  • 840gtomato pasta sauce,or tomato soup
  • 180glarge bocconcini balls,sliced


  1. Combine mince, egg and almond flour, tomatoes drained of oil (reserve oil), cheese, garlic, paste, oregano and basil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Shape into 12 meatballs.

  2. Heat oil in a non stick oven proof pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs, in batches for 3 to 4 minutes while occasionally turning to brown on all sides.

  3. Heat reserved semi-dried tomatoes oil in pan. Add the tomato sauce (or soup). Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  4. Return meatballs to pan; bring to the boil; reduce heat to low and allow to simmer, covered for 15 to 20 minutes or until meatballs have cooked through and sauce has thickened.

  5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to grill (or broil) settings on medium heat halfway through cooking time. When meatballs are ready, arrange the bocconcini slices over the meatballs and place pan into the oven. Grill/broil until cheese has melted.


  • Calories: 372.52kcal
  • Fat: 27.07g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.92g
  • Trans Fat: 0.50g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.17g
  • Fiber: 2.41g
  • Sugar: 5.46g
  • Protein: 22.73g
  • Cholesterol: 90.38mg
  • Sodium: 571.90mg
  • Calcium: 196.95mg
  • Potassium: 619.89mg
  • Iron: 2.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 82.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 12.72mg
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