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.
Those look DELICIOUS!! Adding this recipe to my files! 🙂
Jen @ BeantownBaker.com says
I'm one of those weird people that actually LOVES thunderstorms. I think it's because I grew up in the midwest. I really enjoyed last night's storm! I'm definitely afraid of spiders. Especially really big ones.
The meatballs look really good!
those sound so good!
i am terrified of swimming in water where I can't see the bottom - not because it's deep, but because of weird fish and sharks, etc. strange.
i'm with you on the lighting & thunder! as soon as i hear the first 'crack' i'm gone and locked in the bathroom.
yes, these meatballs are totally creative!
My husband was just looking for a stuffed meatball recipe and these look just about Perfect.
oh man! I heard about the storms on the news this morning. Glad you're ok!! Mmm those meatballs sound fantastic! A local restaurant makes mozzarella stuffed meatballs and they are amazing! I bet the brie rocks. I actually made ricotta chicken meatballs last night- awesomeness!
I love that you braved the storms to post about these. That is true dedication my dear. One of my favorite tricks I learned about meatballs is to fry up a test meatball before to check for the seasonings. Obviously it's a little more tricky if you intend to bake them, but I thought it was a clever suggestion.
No joke, I'm afraid of birds...
Lauren at Keep It Sweet says
Cheese stuffed meatballs sound good to me in any variation! I'm not a huge fan of storms either!
Michelle Collins says
I love thunderstorms! But I am petrified of the chiropractor. Seriously. It's sad.
umm i totally walked home after dinner last night... woops. love the brie stuffing 🙂
These look AHMAZING!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
These meatballs sound delicious, great job. I've never actually made stuffed meatballs, but you're inspiring me to give it a shot! I am scared of heights. And blood! I almost passed out last week just from getting some blood drawn...
WOW. your article made me so hungry! I have to postpone the losing weight resolution till next Monday... again!
Your fault! Kidding!
I have to try those today!
Thanks for posting!!!
I like how you mentioned that your only other successful meatball recipe was the BBQ Chicken meatballs....I made them from this blog once and my boyfriend has made me make them about 3 more times int he last month...including last night! I might have to make these for him now too 🙂
@kelly that's a great tip!
@erica It must have been the night for cheese filled meatballs!! 🙂
@brittany those bbq chicken meatballs are my ABSOLUTE favorite! I make them a lot, especially when friends come over.
The Springfield one is about ten miles from my house, but I work a bit further from that so during the storm I was wondering if I could camp out in my office to avoid driving home in a tornado... heh. Most places around here just got a badass thunder storm and lost power. The damage is pretty intense in downtown Springfield though.
Anyways, these meatballs look wicked good! I need to do more original recipes... not quite yet though 😉
Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living says
Yes - crazy weather on Wednesday! I ran outside to make sure my windows were up, and was soaked in a matter of seconds. Wish I had had a plate of these fantastic meatballs to come back inside for ;).
Meatballs look so good! I LOVE Brie! I am scared of DRIVING in thunderstorms! I got caught in a terrible one a few years ago and ever since I am terrified of driving through the heavy rain.
Made them tonight for a friend's party. I didn't have turkey meat so I made the chicken meatballs from your barbecue chicken meatballs recipe (which are also amazing) and stuffed them with brie.
They were gone within the first five minutes!
These look absolutely amazing...such a great appetizer! 😋
Haven’t tried these yet but I thought the onions looked n awfully large chop but maybe these meatballs are large. I would chop finer or even just use a mini-chopper.
I’m a big fan of chives (we grow them) but you can always sub in parsley or green onions too.
Hi mainmati- You are definitely welcome to chop the onions into any size you want. And parsley or scallions work if you don't have chives or want something different. It's always great to take a recipe and then adjust it to your tastes 🙂