This delicious meatball recipe comes from my Italian grandfather. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and a side of veggies for a carb-conscious meal!

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
24 large meatballs
Advertisement

Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Drizzle a large baking sheet with about 2 tablespoons olive oil.

    Advertisement
  • Heat remaining olive oil in a small saute pan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in the hot oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and Italian seasoning; continue to saute until garlic is softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool enough to handle.

  • Combine beef, pork, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, milk, onion mixture, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix together using your hands as quickly as possible as overmixing can produce a tough meatball.

  • Form 1 1/2-inch meatballs and place on the prepared sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned and no longer pink in the centers, about 30 minutes, turning them over after 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

403 calories; protein 28.2g; carbohydrates 14g; fat 25.5g; cholesterol 130mg; sodium 634.7mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement

Reviews (2)

Read More Reviews
2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2020
Very good! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2020
An excellent soft meatball. I made one adjustment, used Italian flavored breadcrumbs and shortened the Italian seasoning to 1 tsp. Read More
Advertisement