Italian Meatballs {Recipe}

There is nothing that says "home cooking" like comfort food. Growing up, I was pretty dang lucky in the dinner department as my mom would home-cook dinner for us just about every night. There are a ton of dishes from her that I would claim as my favorite but, one of my top fives would be homemade meatballs and sauce.

What You Will Need

-1 3/4 pounds of a ground beef and ground pork mixture
-1/2 sweet onion finely chopped
-1-2 cloves of garlic minced
-1/3 cup of parsley finely chopped
-3/4-1 cup of Italian bread crumbs
-1 egg+1 egg yolk
-3/4 cup of milk
-crushed red pepper flakes, salt and pepper to taste

What You Will Do
1. preheat oven to 350* and prep a baking sheet
2. in a medium to large mixing bowl, add ground meat and break up with a spatula
3. add in onions, garlic, parsley, and spice mixture. mix well. 
4. add in eggs and milk. stir well. 
5. slowly add in the breadcrumbs. You do not want the mixture to be soupy but it also needs to have enough liquid to not become dense while cooking
6. heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a skillet
7. start to roll the meatballs into about 1 in rounds
8. fry in the pan in batches to get a good sear on them. 
9. on a prepped baking sheet, arrange the meatballs into rows
10. bake at 350* for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.

serve by themselves or with noodles and sauce! 

This is seriously such an easy recipe to make ahead and refrigerate for later or even to freeze for a later date! 

What is your favorite home-cooked meal?


  1. I love making meatballs! I will have to try this recipe!

  2. Love meatballs! We like to make turkey meatballs to save a little on fat numbers. I also really love your blog name =) (sorry if this shows up twice, technology and I aren't always friends)

  3. I love meatballs so much but frequently buy them as I feel like they'd be difficult or time consuming, but these look great and easy to make! Going to have to try them!

  4. Oh how I miss my Mama’s cooking!! She used to cook almost every night when I lived at home! Your Italian meatballs sound delicious. I’ve never made them this way. I usually throw them in a crockpot with spaghetti sauce and then we eat meatball sandwiches. I need to try them this way. Thank you for sharing!

  5. There is nothing I love more than a homemade spaghetti and meatballs dinner!! I have never added red pepper flakes to my meatballs, I will have to try that!!

  6. These look fantastic! I haven't made meatballs in forever...these will be on the menu this week!!

  7. Okay, you've really got me craving a pasta night now! These look delicious!

  8. Yummm I love making homemade meatballs!! My mom makes them all the time and gives us dozens of them frozen in sauce. We're too spoiled ;)

  9. I love meatballs. They are the only red meat I will eat. I can't pass them up!

  10. MMMMmmm....Yummy! I am going to have to try this this weekend when I cook! Great 4th idea!

  11. Yummy! Yay for making them from scratch! I often cheat and buy the premade ones.

  12. Yummmmm these look amazing! My husband would love these :-D

  13. I'm not a red meat eater :/ but my boyfriend would love this.

  14. Homemade meatballs are the BEST, right? These look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! We'd love for you to share a link back to one of the hosts so your readers know where to find more great recipe like this one, or share some of their own too! Thanks so much!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

  15. Oh man these look yummy! Like Alesha says homemade meatballs are the best!


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