Italian Meatballs, Joy of Cooking Style

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe comes from the Joy of Cooking cook book. These meatballs are tasty and a staple in my kitchen. They are perfect for a quick dinner at home or perfect for entertaining. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients up to the dried oregano with your hands.
  2. Scoop out mixture in heaping tablespoons and form into 2-inch balls.
  3. Dredge the meatballs in the flour.
  4. Heat in a large skillet over medium heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  5. Brown the meatballs in batches.
  6. Place in baking pan and cook in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  7. Or, if desired finish cooking in the sauce of your choice.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

The BEST meatball recipe I've made yet (and I've tried a TON). Easy to make ahead of time, minus the flower, and throw in the pan and oven 20m before dinner.

RissaWern June 11, 2010

These were very flavorful, made as stated. I liked them, but felt them may have had a little too much cheese and bread crumbs, felt they turned out mushy. But their flavor made up for it. I served them with a stroganoff sauce.

morgainegeiser September 04, 2008

A real hands-on preparation, which I enjoy, & this recipe went together easily & resulted in very tasty meatballs! I made the balls smaller than suggested & froze half of them for later use! Very nice, & will make again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in this Spring's PAC]

Sydney Mike April 07, 2008