New Mama's Meatballs

Recipe by Kting

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!

Top Review by JennyMidget

Yep, these were brilliant. I cut out the salt and used home-made breadcrumbs since we're on a low-sodium diet, but the rest of the flavours came through beautifully. Shallots a lovely difference from the onion I usually use. Plus, oven baking like this made for a much lower fat option than the usual pan-frying. Thanks so much!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1360.77 g ground veal (OR 1 pound each, pork, beef and veal; OR Whatever combination of ground meat you want to use.)
  • 59.14 ml minced shallot
  • 4.92 ml minced garlic
  • 59.14 ml chopped fresh basil
  • 9.85 ml salt
  • 2.46 ml ground pepper
  • 1.23 ml ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 236.59 ml breadcrumbs (I used the canned stuff)
  • 118.29 ml whole milk
  • 78.07 ml 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.

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