Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ricotta Meatballs

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The thing I love about meatballs is that you can put anything in them and they still taste great.  Well, almost anything...........

Italians love their meatballs!  This recipe is a variation of my original meatball recipe.  Here are the ingredients:

  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • Olive oil, 1/4 cup
  • Shallots - 1 large shallot, minced
  • Garlic - 4 cloves minced
  • Parmesan Cheese - 1 cup shredded
  • Parsely - chopped, 1/2 cup
  • Basil - chopped, 1/4 cup
  • Ground Beef - 1 pound
  • Italian sausage, ground, 1/2 pound
  • 1 egg
  • Ricotta cheese - 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Pepper 
 Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl.  Roll the meatballs to the size you want.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Let the meatballs finish cooking in your sauce.  Here is a great recipe for marinara sauce.  If you aren't planning on serving these with sauce, finish cooking them in the oven.



  1. This looks fabulous! Stopping by from In and Out of the Kitchen Blog Hop. Have a great night!

  2. I have to give this a try! Looks yummy. Stopping by from Spatulas On Parade Swap! :)

  3. Awesome! Thanks for sharing over at Swap N Share Sunday.

  4. Thank you for the idea! It was yummy.

  5. Thanks for sharing these last week at the party. They were one of the most viewed recipes! Way to go.
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