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These Spinach Dip-Stuffed Meatballs Are Works Of Art

Balls to the wall.

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Spinach dip is the best.

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Want to make an all-in-one spinach dip bread ring? Here's how.

It's also so versatile. You can bake it right into garlic bread.

Recipe here.
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Recipe here.

You can stuff it inside chicken breasts for the ultimate healthy-unhealthy combo.

Recipe here.
Alvin Zhou / BuzzFeed

Recipe here.

And now, you can stuff it right into a batch of meatballs!

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HOW? It's actually so easy! First, make a spinach dip mixture and a meatball mixture.

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Alvin Zhou / BuzzFeed

Stuff the balls by flattening a portion of meat into a disk, spooning some dip inside, and rolling the whole thing into a ball.

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Alvin Zhou / BuzzFeed

Once your balls are stuffed, brown them in a skillet.

Alvin Zhou / BuzzFeed
Alvin Zhou / BuzzFeed

Add marinara to the skillet and let everything simmer for 15 minutes.

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Alvin Zhou / BuzzFeed


Serve on a bed of pasta.

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Alvin Zhou / BuzzFeed

Spinach Dip–Stuffed Meatballs

Makes 15–18 meatballs

Recipe by Alvin Zhou for BuzzFeed Tasty


8 oz cream cheese

¼ cup cooked spinach

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

1 cup shredded mozzarella

½ lb ground beef

½ lb ground pork

1 large egg

¼ cup parsley

½ cup Italian breadcrumbs

1 tsp kosher salt

½ tsp pepper

2 cups marinara sauce

½ lb cooked fettuccine, or your favorite pasta


Mix cream cheese, spinach, garlic powder, and mozzarella until smooth.

Mix ground beef, pork, egg, parsley, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper until evenly combined. Take a golf ball-sized handful of the meatball mixture and press it flat in the palm of your hand. Place a spoonful of the spinach dip in the center of the meat and fold the edges over the dip, sealing it and rolling into a ball. Repeat with the remaining meat and dip.

In a pan over medium-high heat, sear meatballs for about a minute, then flip.

Add the marinara sauce and mix. Cook for about 15 minutes, until meatballs are cooked through and sauce is thick. Serve with fettuccine and enjoy!

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