If you’ve been searching the net for the perfect recipe for Italian meatballs, your search has officially come to an end. Look no further because today I have for you the best Italian meatball recipe on the face of this earth.
Now before I continue I already know what your thinking, “but Bobby everyone claims to have the best meatball recipe,” and as true as that may be, these meatballs really are the best!
With their amazing flavor, they are sure to impress anyone, and they are great for eating for a casual dinner or to make on any special occasion. If you’re feeding a large crowd, make sure to make a lot because these are going to disappear.
I usually bake these in the oven, but you can also simmer them in pasta sauce for about 40 minutes and you will be amazed at the perfect texture it gives them. These meatballs can also be pre-made and then frozen, so you can just pull them out of the freezer and cook them whenever you like.
They go great with noodles and pasta sauce topped with mozzarella or parmesan cheese. Enjoy.
Italian Meatball Recipe
- 750 grams of beef or pork mince (you can mix)
- 1/4 cup crushed parmesan cheese
- 1 chicken egg
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons salt (can be less)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (oregano)
- 2 teaspoons dried parsley
- Mix all the ingredients in one large bowl.
- Mold small meatballs from the mixture. If you are not going to cook them right now, put them in the freezer to cook later.
- Preheat your oven to 175 ° C and place the meatballs on a baking sheet (I used the pizza shape as a baking tray).
- Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Sunday 10th of November 2013
Too much salt ... Mine only took 13 minutes to bake. If I left them in for 25 minutes they would be totally dried out and overcooked
Friday 15th of March 2013
I made these for the first time tonight. They are delicious! Even my picky 3 year old ate 2 of them (I made them about the size of half dollars).
Tuesday 12th of February 2013
Scoured the internet for an afforadable, easy recipe for meatballs, tried this and kept adding to it...meatballs, penne, spaghetti sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni...the meatballs were the star! Love this recipe :)
Monday 31st of December 2012
I love the recipe, and have shared it with fiends.
I recently used 1 lb 85% ground beef & 1 lb ground pork, bumped the other ingredients by 1/3. Very little grease, about 2-3 TBLS total.
Monday 24th of December 2012
great receipe! I did sub 1/2 cup ricotta cheese for the milk and it worked greqat. I copied it last year and had to reprint due to water satains - so I took time to read the comments. Thanks foar being there ofr us. Pat