Italian Meatballs

Recipe by Jekase

After searching for a meatball recipe for ages, I finally came up with this one and it's a hit. Great in spaghetti, meatball hoagies, etc. They also freeze well after cooking.

Top Review by Grandma Bee

Wow! These are terrific. I have to respectfully disagree with vdm86 though. I think they smell GREAT when cooking - made my house smell like an Italian restaurant. I made them for hoagies, with sliced onion & peppers in sauce and melted mozzerella cheese. Will definitely add these to my book.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If using oven method- preheat to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix by hand until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Spread a little olive oil on cookie sheet to coat.
  4. Form meatballs and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake about 15 minute.
  6. Turn meatballs and bake 10-15 minute longer.
  7. Use in your favorite Italian recipe.
  8. * These can also be pan-fried in olive oil on Med. to Med-Hi if you prefer.
  9. Cook's note: After baking, the meatballs can be frozen. In order to keep them from freezing together, pre-freeze on a cookie sheet spaced apart. When frozen, place in freezer bags for later use. Then just use as many as you want. They can be thawed but I just put them into my sauce frozen and simmer until thawed.

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