Mozzarella Stuffed Garlic Doughballs

Having a night in, watching a film and feasting on these mozzarella stuffed garlic doughballs. They’re are great for sharing!

I have been busy planning my garden for the Spring this week, have you started yours yet? If you need a little motivation check out this post.

The freezing weather hasn’t stopped Bam Bam and Nugget from enjoying their pony time. Both boys have had me leading them around the yard for what felt likes hours. At least it kept me warm and burnt plenty of calories! I can therefore, justify munching on these cheesy stuffed dougballs and smothering them in garlic butter.

mozzarella stuffed garlic doughballs recipe


Mmmm garlic butter, I am a huge fan!

mozzarella stuffed garlic doughballs recipe


But this melty cheese middle. This is like heaven for me in dough form!

If you aren’t as big a cheese freak as I am and you want plain doughballs, I won’t judge. Just leave the mozzarella out and voila! They will still be yummy either way. You can even try creating your own version of stuffed doughballs with other ingredients hidden in the middle.

mozzarella stuffed garlic doughballs recipe


If you’re sharing with friends and you are feeling fancy. You can arrange these stuffed doughballs into any shape you like, shape them into a heart, make them smaller, make one huge doughball, whatever you like! Although I am half joking about the one doughball thing….

There’s something so satisfying in making recipes from scratch. Especially when it’s so simple and the end result is something delicious. Whilst the dough is rising you can be getting on with other things which is always a plus when you’re a busy mumma and the house needs cleaning for the 50 millionth time in a day!

mozzarella stuffed garlic doughballs recipe

Looking for more dough recipes that are great for sharing?

Check out this Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Foccacia Bread Recipe now.

mozzarella stuffed garlic doughballs recipe




Mozzarella Stuffed Garlic Doughballs

Mozzarella Stuffed Garlic Doughballs


  • 300g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Instant Dried Yeast
  • 1/2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Garlic Granules
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 30g Butter, softened
  • 160ml Cool Water
  • 50g-60g block of Mozzarella Cheese

For the garlic brush

  • 30g Butter, melted.
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Crushed


  1. Measure the flour into a bowl.
  2. Add the yeast to one side of the bowl and the salt, sugar and garlic to the other side.
  3. Add the oil and butter and begin to mix, slowly add the water until the dough comes together. Once it has all come together don’t add any more.
  4. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes on a lightly floured surface until the dough begins to look glossy and becomes more stretchy.
  5. Place in a lightly oiled bowl, cover with clingfilm and leave the dough somewhere warm to rise for an hour or so until the dough has doubled in size.
  6. Tip the dough out onto a floured and knock back to remove the air bubbles.
  7. Weigh the dough out into balls weighing approximately 30g
  8. Add roughly 3g of the cubed mozzarella to each piece of dough, fold the dough around the cheese and roll into a ball.
  9. Arrange the doughballs (you should have about 17) onto a baking sheet in a circle, leaving a little gap in between each one.
  10. Mix the melted butter and garlic together and brush over the top of each doughball.
  11. Place the dough balls in the oven at 220oc (200oc fan assisted) for 15 minutes until golden.

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