Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

by Tonya Staab
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These slow cooker cheese stuffed meatballs are perfect for a quick and easy dinner or to make meatball subs for a meal on-the-go.

Disclosure: I was invited to be a brand representative for Ragú® and have been compensated for this post for SocialStars. All opinions are my own. #NewTraDish

I’m a big fan of making a meal that can be used over two days but in different ways. Not in a Food Network Chopped kind of way, but in a New TraDish practical (everyone can do it) kind of way. I’m going to show you how to make slow cooker cheese stuffed meatballs and give you two meal ideas for them.

meatballs in a silver bowl

Slow Cooker Cheese Stuffed Meatballs

Serves: 4-6 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 4 voted )


  • 2lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 jars Ragú® sauce - I used Ragú® Old World Style® Sauce and Ragú® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion Sauce
  • Mozzarella block - cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Parmesan Cheese - shredded (for topping)


  1. Combine the ground beef, eggs, and bread crumbs in a bowl.
  2. Shape into meatballs. Tip: I like to use an ice cream scoop to ensure the balls are roughly the same size.
  3. Place a cube of mozzarella inside each ball and ensure it's covered completely.
  4. Pour half of the Ragú® Old World Style® Sauce into the slow cooker, add a layer of meatballs, and then the remainder of the sauce. Top with another layer of meatballs, and then pour the jar of Ragú® Chunky Tomato Garlic & Onion Sauce over the top.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
meatballs with a red sauce in a bowl for serving
meatballs in a red sauce with hot dog buns and cheese

Meal one

  • Italian (or sub) bread rolls

Meatball subs are perfect for when friends come over to watch the game. They are also a convenient meal for when you are on-the-go with kids, particularly when shuttling them to and from sports practice after school.

a meatball sub on a white plate with blue napkin

Meal two

  • Spaghetti
  • Side dishes: garlic bread and salad

Spaghetti and meatballs are the perfect dish for a sit-down family meal. With the meatballs already prepped and ready to go it’s a great last-minute meal idea. 

These Slow Cooker Cheesy Stuffed Meatballs were inspired by these Ragú® recipes:

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1 comment

Marilyn Clark October 13, 2014 - 7:51 am

Yummo! I LOVE this recipe…pinning for later! 🙂


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