Authentic Italian Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A 3-step main dish in itself or goes in my "Sunday Sauce with Meatballs, Sausages, and Pork Chops."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the ground beef, bread, onions, parsley, eggs, cheese, and garlic.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste; If the mixture is dry, add ½ cup of cold water and mix well. Form into about 12 meatballs.
  3. Place the meatballs in a sauté pan with the olive oil and fry over medium to high heat until brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

Thank you for the recipe, taste delicious!

yudinata August 21, 2012

I made these today for the meat eaters in the house, and the reviews are in - they love them! I chose this reci pe because it was so easy and used all fresh ingredients. I fried them and then left them in sauce to simmer away. They're very moist and didn't fall apart. I used our usual whole grain bread instead of American, which I'm assuming means white, but not sure. I only had 1 lb of beef so I only used 1 egg, but left the rest the same - still got 12 decent sized meatballs from it. Thanks for the recipe!

magpie diner July 24, 2009