Fontina-Stuffed Meatball Kabobs

This Italian-style beef, pork, and cheese kabob recipe is so versatile it can either be served as an appetizer or main dish.

Fontina-Stuffed Meatball Kabobs
Prep Time:
30 mins
Grill Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 main dish or 16 appetizer servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ pound lean ground beef

  • 2 ounce thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped

  • 16 1/2-inch cubes Fontina cheese (1-1/2 ounces)

  • 8 canned artichoke hearts, drained and halved lengthwise

  • 1 8 ounce package fresh cremini mushrooms

  • 2 cup grape tomatoes

  • 1 recipe Balsamic Glaze

  • Fresh basil (optional)

Balsamic Glaze

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl combine egg, Parmesan cheese, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add ground beef and prosciutto; mix well. Divide mixture into 16 portions. Form each portion around a Fontina cheese cube to make a meatball. On sixteen 8- to 10-inch skewers,* thread meatballs, artichokes, mushrooms, and tomatoes, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Prepare Balsamic Glaze; set aside.

  2. For charcoal grill or gas grill, grill kabobs on the greased rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until meat is done (160°F), turning once and brushing with half of the Balsamic Glaze halfway through grilling.

  3. To serve, drizzle kabobs with the remaining glaze and, if desired, garnish with basil.

Balsamic Glaze

  1. In a small saucepan combine vinegar, oil, garlic, salt, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 4 minutes or until reduced to about 1/4 cup.


If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes prior to threading with ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
15g Fat
8g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 673mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 7.1mg 35%
Potassium 508mg 11%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.