These classic Italian meatballs are an easy homemade foolproof recipe that will be your go-to. Use them for soups, sliders, casseroles, and of course over spaghetti! This recipe makes 80, so you can freeze a bunch and have them on hand for later!
Prep Time: 40mins
Cook Time: 20mins
Total Time: 1hr
1poundlean ground beef
1poundItalian ground pork sausage(sweet, mild, or hot)
1smallsweet onion, diced small
1tablespoondried Italian seasoning
1/4cupchopped fresh parsley
1 1/4cupricotta cheese
2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat 2-3 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine with your hands the beef, pork, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, parsley, egg, parmesan, breadcrumbs, ricotta, and salt.
Using a small cookie scoop, form 1 1/4 inch balls out of the mixture.
Heat olive oil over medium-high in a large skillet. Working in batches, add the meatballs and brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. (Add more olive oil if needed and turn down heat if they're starting to burn.)
Place browned meatballs on the baking sheets and transfer to the oven to finish cooking for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and combine with spaghetti sauce and pasta, or let cool and freeze for another day!
For make-ahead and storage, please refer to the full recipe.
Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Italian Meatball recipe, Meatballs recipe