Friday, August 3, 2012


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When you have spaghetti, there is nothing like a huge meatball to go with it!  My meatball recipe has evolved over the years.  My Nonna used ground beef, ground pork and ground veal.  I am a one stop shopper and my local Schnucks doesn't have ground veal.  Instead I use ground beef and ground salsiccia (Italian sausage).

To begin making my meatballs, I get some stale bread (about 6 slices or 3 rolls), break them into pieces and soak them in milk.  This will keep the meatballs very moist!  As a variation, you can put some ricotta cheese in the meatballs instead of the milk-soaked bread.

Chop up some parsley

Add some chopped onion (3 tablespoons) and garlic (3 cloves).  Add 3 eggs and 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese.  Season with salt and pepper.

Mix all of those ingredients together with the meat.  Roll into 1-2 inch balls and place on a baking sheet.

Bake in the oven on 300 degrees for 30 minutes.  Finish cooking in spaghetti sauce:  

These meatballs are a meal in itself!  Mangia!


  1. Oh wow. These sound so good! Pinning! I want to try these soon!

    ~Jen @ Yummy. Healthy. Easy.

  2. These look terrific! Im going to try these real soon! Question~ How many pounds of meat does this recipe call for?


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