By now it’s no secret I love Jarlsberg, right? Well, when Jarlsberg asked me to create a holiday inspired dish this holiday season, I immediately thought of one of my favorite burgers. I LOVE Mushroom Swiss Burgers – rich earthy baby bella mushrooms, sauteed and almost caramelized, slightly nutty creamy Jarlsberg cheese, and a beautiful grass fed burger, pair together to create an amazing flavor combination. However, Swiss Mushroom Burgers don’t exactly bring forth thoughts of sitting by a crackling fire with Christmas music playing and the Christmas tree twinkling, so I changed it up into a comfort food that is a perfect easy meal to enjoy smack dab in the middle of busy holiday prep – Jarlsberg Mushroom Meatballs.
These meatballs are a thing of beauty. They are so versatile that you can use them for lunch or dinner. Serve them over a bed of salad greens or on a crusty roll for lunch, or put them over pasta for dinner. You can make them so lickity-split that the first time I made them I prepped the meatballs in half an hour before church with no stress.
You can use your favorite mushroom soup or make my easy homemade mushroom soup recipe. Mine is delish and gluten-free! Instead of talking on and on and making you wait longer, I’m going to give you the best holiday comfort food recipe of the season, well, except for my Gorgonzola Beef Stroganoff. Yes, I do have a thing for mushrooms, cheese, and beef. Give yourself the gift of an easy and delicious home cooked meal after a long day shopping or working.
Jarlsberg Mushroom Meatballs
- 1 pound ground meat
- 4 ounces Jarlsberg Cheese, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
- 32 ounces or double recipe easy homemade mushroom soup
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Roll meat into 1 inch balls. Makes 12-14.
- Flatten each ball.
- Place a cube of Jarlsberg in the center.
- Seal meat around cheese, into a ball.
- Place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes.
- Pour mushroom soup over top of meatballs.
Serve over salad, pasta, or on a sandwich, and check out Jarlsberg USA’s Holiday Pairing Promotion.
This post has been sponsored by Jarlsberg. All opinions and love of cheese are my own.