These Brie-Stuffed Meatballs are incredibly moist turkey meatballs with a delightful brie cheese surprise in the middle! They can be served as a tasty party appetizer or as an entree alongside pasta or a vegetable.
(This recipe for Brie-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs was originally published in June 2011, but has been updated with new photos and content in 2021).
I consider meatballs one of the world's most perfect foods. There are so many ways to prepare them and so many ways to serve them. I could legitimately eat meatballs for dinner every night and never tire of them.
You can use beef, pork, chicken, turkey, veal, etc... or any combination. You can add in any chopped veggies or other ingredients of your choice. And the best part? You can stuff them with fun little surprises.
And by fun little surprises, I obviously mean CHEESE.
These turkey meatballs are stuffed with little pieces of brie cheese. When the meatballs are baked, the cheese gets all melt-y and the result is a super moist meatball with creamy buttery center.
They work both as a fun party appetizer (stick a toothpick in each one for easy handling!) or as an entree served along with some pasta or a vegetable.
Brie-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs Recipe
Like most meatball recipes, these brie-stuffed meatballs are easy to make. You simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl, form into meatballs, stuff with cheese, and bake.
Start by pre-heating oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, panko, onion, chives, salt, and pepper.
Use your hands to thoroughly mix ingredients together.
Don't be afraid to use your hands. If you find it kinda icky, wear rubber gloves. I find it oddly satisfying. Just make sure to wash your hands really well when you're done!
Now for the fun part... Form the ground turkey into small golf ball-sized balls and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet.
Make small indents in the meatballs and insert the cubes of brie into the indents. Using your fingers, gently seal the top of the meatball, to cover the brie.
Using your fingers, gently seal the top of the meatball, to cover the Brie.
Bake for 20-22 minutes until the meatballs are golden brown and are cooked through (if you use a thermometer, they should register at 165 degrees).
And serve! Like I mentioned, definitely put little cocktail picks in them if you're serving them at a party. I got these adorable "yum" cocktail picks here (affiliate link)
What to Serve With Brie-Stuffed Meatballs
While they do make a fun party appetizer, I also love serving these brie-stuffed meatballs as an entree. Of course, you'll want a side or two to accompany them. Here's what I like best:
- Pasta: Everyone knows spaghetti and meatballs are delicious together and these brie-stuffed turkey meatballs would go perfectly with any kind of pasta and any kind of sauce.
- Quinoa: For a healthier alternative, I love serving these meatballs with quinoa.
- Zucchini Noodles: If you love the idea of spaghetti and meatballs, but don't want pasta, make "zoodles" to enjoy with these brie-stuffed meatballs.
- Broccoli: Since the meatballs are quite filling, you don't necessarily need a grain or starch to serve with them. A simple vegetable like broccoli works perfectly.
- Bread: Yes, these brie-stuffed meatballs would go perfectly in a meatball sub. Just do it; you know you want to!
When you take a bite out of one of these meatballs, you are immediately met with the delicious bite of the brie-cheese. And omg it is the best surprise ever.
I apologize for not taking a photo of the brie center, but you can see how the cheese gets a little gooey and golden on the bottom of each meatball.
There really isn't much better than a meatball stuffed with cheese. To to mention, brie cheese.
More Meatball Recipes
While there isn't much that beats a brie-stuffed meatball, I do have many more meatball recipes that I absolutely love (I told you I could eat one every night and not tire of them!). Here are some of my favorites:
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Gorgonzola Meatballs with Creamy Tomato Gravy
- Jalapeño Lime Chicken Meatballs
- Meatball Flatbread with Parmesan Peppercorn Crust
- Pasta with Turkey Meatballs and Mozzarella
- BBQ Chicken Meatballs
- Roman-Style Meatballs with Prosciutto
- Pumpkin Chicken Meatballs with Garlicky Spaghetti Squash
- Garlic Habanero Chicken Meatballs
- French Onion Meatballs (from The Forked Spoon)
- Curried Meatballs and Rice (from SueBee Homemaker)
What's your most ideal meatball?
Brie-Stuffed Turkey Meatballs
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup panko
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- 2 tsp chopped chives
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 2 oz. brie cheese, cut into 16 small cubes
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, panko, onion, chives, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to thoroughly mix ingredients together.
- Form the ground turkey into small golf ball-sized meatballs and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Make small indents in the meatballs and insert the cubes of brie into the indents. Using your fingers, gently seal the top of the meatball, to cover the brie.
- Bake for 20-22 minutes until the meatballs are golden brown and are cooked through (if you use a thermometer, they should register at 165 degrees).
- Serve as an appetizer or an entree, along with pasta or a vegetable.