New Mama's Meatballs

Total Time
30 mins
30 mins

Because I'm a new Mama! These meatballs are fantastic in an Italian red sauce with pasta or on their own. I like the fact that they are made in the oven because it's less of a mess. When my husband has been a very good boy I make him these meatballs. Hope you enjoy. Please let me know. Thanks!

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  • 3 lbs ground veal (OR 1 pound each, pork, beef and veal; OR Whatever combination of ground meat you want to use.)
  • 14 cup minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 14 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 12 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 14 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (I used the canned stuff)
  • 12 cup whole milk
  • 13 cup grated or powdered parmesan cheese


  1. You will also need: thin latex gloves (optional).
  2. Preheat oven to 375, spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside.
  3. Combine meat, shallots, garlic, basil, salt, pepper, nutmeg, egg, bread crumbs, milk and parmesan in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  4. I wear thin latex gloves because I can really mix the ingredients and shape the meatballs without getting it under my fingernails.
  5. Scoop up ¼ cup sized portions and shape into 1/2 inch balls.
  6. Place meatballs, spaced apart on baking sheet.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until browned and cooked through (160 degrees in centers).
  8. Do not overcook.
  9. Add to pasta sauce or sweet and sour sauce or brown gravy.
  10. Very delicious.