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!



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


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

  • 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; 25.5 g total fat; 130 mg cholesterol; 635 mg sodium. 14 g carbohydrates; 28.2 g protein; Full Nutrition