3 Ingredient Weeknight Dinner: Mozzarella Stuffed Sausages

Pregnancy has been doing some interesting things to our weeknight dinner routine. For one, I’m super picky and I’ve never, ever been a picky eater. There are things I’ll have on repeat, to hubby’s chagrin, every single week, multiple times per week. PLUS most days I have 0 energy to actually make a nice dinner for us, so quick and easy really hits the spot.

These mozzarella stuffed sausages have been on REPEAT in our house, at least twice a week. It’s so easy, you need 3 ingredients!

Any sausage will do – I’ve done hot Italian, sweet Italian, turkey sausage, etc. You just slice them open and then shove a bunch of shredded mozz in there OR you can stick a cheese stick in there. Shredded mozz is a little more melty, but the string cheese is faster, easier and cleaner.

Then, pour over your favorite tomato sauce, pop in a 400 degree oven for ~45 minutes or until the sausages reach an internal temp of 165. Sprinkle a little parm on top, and serve with salad, or pasta or even garlic bread!

Easy, right?

Mozzarella Stuffed Sausages

This three ingredient recipe comes together faster than you can preheat the oven, making it the perfect weeknight meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 4


  • 6 sausage links any sausage will work!
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 c shredded mozz, or 6 string cheese sticks


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray or prepare with olive oil. 
  • Cut sausages through the middle but not completely in half – just enough to stuff the shredded mozz or cheese sticks into the sausages.
  • Stuff the sausages with the cheese, pressing the sausage around the cheese as much as possible.
  • Pour a little sauce on the bottom of the baking dish, then add the stuffed sausage links. 
  • Pour remaining sauce over sausages.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the sausages reach an internal temp of 165. 
  • Top with parmesan and serve with a salad, pasta or garlic bread!

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