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cheesy skillet meatballs being served with a spoon out of skillet.

Cheesy Skillet Meatballs

Looking for melted gooey cheese and a powerhouse of flavor in every bite? These Cheesy Skillet Meatballs will be perfect served hot and cheesy right out of the skillet around your table tonight.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword cheesy meatballs, skillet meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 123kcal


For Meatballs:

  • Meatballs
  • Or use 1lb pre cooked Italian meatballs thawed.

For marinara sauce:

  • 1 24oz jar chunky garden combination pasta sauce or favorite sauce
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • ½ tsp garlic minced
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
  • Fresh cut basil for garnish


In a large bowl combine all ingredients for meatballs and mix to combine. Form into balls. In a large skillet over medium heat add 2 tablespoons oil and fry meatballs turning often for 15 minutes. Remove meatballs from skillet and set aside. (If using pre-cooked meatballs, fry about 5 minutes until browned).

    In same skillet over medium heat add onions and mushrooms and sauté 3 minutes, until tender. Add in marinara sauce, minced garlic, garlic salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Mix to combine and heated through.

      Carefully add cooked meatballs back to skillet and stir to cover meatballs in sauce. Top with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Set oven to high broil and broil for 3 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbling. Garnish with parmesan cheese and fresh basil.


        For homemade meatballs CLICK HERE and omit the cranberry and chili sauce for this recipe. 


        Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 989mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 695IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1.4mg