Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

First things first. My sincere apologies for disappearing from IBC this week. As you may or may not know, I’ve been on the road for the past nine days. Last Wednesday I was in NYC for three days with my friends from Better Homes and Gardens (more on that tomorrow). Then, from Saturday through Thursday I was in Las Vegas for a family vacation (more on that next week). While I managed to keep things moving for Fall Cookie Week, I clearly dropped the ball while in Las Vegas. Anyway, I’m back. And, as I mentioned, I will fill you in on all of that stuff soon plus share some exciting news about the month of October.

In the meantime, I’ve been dying to tell you about this recipe for Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs. They are insanely delicious. I actually made them a few weeks ago and knew I had to put the recipe on IBC.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

The inspiration for this recipe comes from the always fabulous, drool-worthy Iowa Girl Eats. She created a recipe for Feta-Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. Since buffalo sauce and blue cheese are like peanut butter and jelly to me, I decided to give her recipe a little twist.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

I also couldn’t find ground chicken at my grocery store (Limited shopping is a disadvantage of living in a small town.), so I substituted turkey. To be honest, when it’s ground up and covered in buffalo sauce, I’m not sure I could tell the difference.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

I doubled this recipe and I’m so glad I did. These are incredibly delicious meat balls They have a nice spicy-kick to them as well, so be warned. This recipe may also be somewhat healthier due to the lean meat and egg white instead of a whole egg. (To cut even more calories and fat, you could use less butter in the final steps.)

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

Okay, let me tell you how to whip these up.

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs

Here’s what you will need:
1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 small red onion, grated
2 gloves garlic, minced
1 egg white
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon powdered Ranch Dip mix
4 ounce block blue cheese cheese, cut into 1/2” cubes
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup buffalo wing sauce

Let’s get cooking:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. With a fork, stir together turkey, onion, garlic, egg white, bread crumbs, and ranch dip mix in a large bowl. Mix until just combined. This recipe will make 16 meatballs. Divide mixture into quarters, then make each quarter into 4 balls.

Press a cube of blue cheese into the center of each ball then form the mixture around cheese to seal. Roll into a ball.

Place meatballs on a non-stick sprayed cooling rack set on top of a baking sheet and then bake for 16-18 minutes or until cooked through.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Then add buffalo wing sauce and stir to combine. Add cooked meatballs to skillet using a spoon to coat them with sauce. Place a lid on the skillet and turn heat to low to keep the meatballs warm.

Alternatively. you can finish the meatballs in a slow cooker like I did. Simply put the butter, buffalo wing sauce, and meatballs into a slow cooker and set on high for about 20 minutes or until warm.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

Let me tell you these are amazing.

If you are a blue cheese lover like I am, that little pocket of cheese goodness is kind of magical.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

Thanks again to Iowa Girl Eats for the incredible inspiration. I’m off to unpack and catch up on some work. What do you have planned for the weekend?

Blue Cheese-Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Meatballs | Inspired by Charm

By Michael Wurm, Jr. Published: September 27, 2013

  • Yield: 16 Meatballs

First things first. My sincere apologies for disappearing from IBC this week. As you may or may not know, I've been on the road for …

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. With a fork, stir together turkey, onion, garlic, egg white, bread crumbs, and ranch dip mix in a large bowl. Mix until just combined. This recipe will make 16 meatballs. Divide mixture into quarters, then make each quarter into 4 balls.
  2. Press a cube of blue cheese into the center of each ball then form the mixture around cheese to seal. Roll into a ball.
  3. Place meatballs on a non-stick sprayed cooling rack set on top of a baking sheet and then bake for 16-18 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Then add buffalo wing sauce and stir to combine. Add cooked meatballs to skillet using a spoon to coat them with sauce. Place a lid on the skillet and turn heat to low to keep the meatballs warm.
  5. Alternatively. you can finish the meatballs in a slow cooker like I did. Simply put the butter, buffalo wing sauce, and meatballs into a slow cooker and set on high for about 20 minutes or until warm.
    Comments

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Haha. They taste even better than they look!

        xo Michael

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Hey Melissa! They really are delicious! Thanks for the picture love. 🙂

        xo Michael

    • Denise at

      Hi. My friend just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr.C.” on Facebook, also a blog. I just “Liked” his Facebook page and came to your site. Very nice ! I love when people share blogs with each other. Denise

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Thanks so much for stopping by Denise. It’s always excited to have a new person following along.

        xo Michael

    • Jackie at

      I made these for a football tailgating party and they were a huge hit and gobbled up very quickly! Thank you for the recipe – they were delicious!

    • shelovestea at

      I made these for the boss’ game night. HUGE hit! And so easy! Thanks for the ‘slow cooker’ hint. It was perfect!

    • Doreen at

      These look good. I just found you. Very exciting!! I also just “Liked” Cooking With Mr. C. ” on Facebook. It takes you to a very cool blog filled with food and celebrities. Happy holidays !!! Doreen

    • joanne at

      yuuuummmmm!!! love anything buffalo style!

    • Maggie at

      I just made these for the Super Bowl. They really are amazing. Thank you for sharing. I will have these listed in my “go to” homemade cookbook.

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Yay! I’m so glad they worked out for you Magggie!

        xo Michael

    • Tessa at

      I’m not a big fan of bleu cheese, do you think substituting it with extra sharp cheddar would be okay? Or maybe some mozzarella?

      • Michelle at

        The blue cheese in this recipe tastes more like actual ranch than blue cheese! Mixed with the buffalo sauce it’s perfect!! If I used any other cheese it would be mozzarella.

    • cp at

      It must be kismet! I was just looking at another recipe for buffalo chicken meatballs and got to thinking if I could stuff them with blue cheese. So I did a search on Pinterest and found you. I can’t wait to make them!!! Was also thinking this would be a fun twist in a meatball sandwich with some extra blue cheese or mozzarella on top!!!

    • Michelle at

      I have made these several times, and I’m in the process of making them right now! I have to triple the recipe because they are just that good, even left over!

    • Kathy at

      These look wonderful. Do you have the nutrition information calculated for them? I would be interested in that.

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        I have no idea Kathy. Sorry. Besides, sometimes I think it’s better not knowing. Haha.

        xo Michael

    • Gloria at

      Can these me made ahead of time and frozen?

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        I don’t see why not. 🙂

        xo Michael

    • Christiane at

      Just wanted to let you know that I made these last year for my son’s superbowl party. He said they were gone in minutes. All his friends asked for the recipe. And just so you know, when I signed up for Pinterest a couple of years ago, you were the first site that was recommended for me to follow. Glad I did. I always get the best recipes and ideas from your site.

    • Katerina at

      I have made these meatballs for the first time today and I have to say they are delicious!!!!!! Thank you Michael!

    • Kristina at

      You can always grind up chicken breast in a food processor (defrosted & raw) to make ground chicken. I’ve tried it and it works perfect.

    • Mosi Patterson at

      I’m a big buffalo wings and blue cheese fan and am crazy about trying this recipe for my next party! Looks amazing!

    • Meredith at

      I am so delighted to have found your recipe and your website. Amazing! Made the meatballs tonight with ground Angus ground beef instead of turkey, and otherwise prepared them as directed, including the cooking time. So, so, so delicious. I could have put more blue cheese in for my taste, but absolutely fantastic and the Angus ground beef was cooked perfectly. I doubled the recipe and got roughly around 30 – next time I am going to have to quadruple it. Highly recommend this recipe and thank you very much!

    • Allison at

      Am I completely mis-reading the instructions? Where does the cream cheese come into play?

    • Allison at

      I was mis-reading! Haha disregard! I’m excited to try this 🙂

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