4 thumbs up or 5***** from my family. We tasted them before and after throwing them in a marinara sauce, YUM. My husband proclaimed them, 'just like Mama Maria's" (our local fave pizza joint). So the good news is, 5****, the bad news is, I may not get to order them from Mama's any longer. Poor me. I followed the recipe to a 't', the only difference is I used spicy. Italian sausage and it rocked! It made 36 "balls of meat". P.S. I baked @400Â° for 21 minutes instead of frying.
These are 'drop to the floor, crawl to the door' awesome! I made them as written with the exception of baking them at 350 for 20 - 25 minutes. These are now my 'go to' meatballs. Thanks for sharing such a delicious recipe!
I can't say that I have ever been a "huge" fan of meatballs. I like them but don't love them. These I love! Super easy to put together-they do stay very moist yet hold together well without being in any way tough. Fantastic flavor! For the sausage I used Hot Italian & ended up baking them rather than frying. (just cleaned the kitchen and stove top) 350 degrees for 30 minutes, then I turned off the oven and left them in for another 10 minutes. I got 45 meatballs that will be gobbled up in no time! Thanks for posting, Di ;-)
I JUST made these. . I LOVE mild Italian Sausage.. prefer it on pizza too. My guys love meatballs: i don't.
This recipe combined the best of both worlds in my opinion! I get my sausage, they get their meatballs. Nice shape, so I don't have to go digging for pieces of sausage in my pasta! The taste was perfect and, I will now make these instead of the hassle of making both each time!
Nana, thank you! it's awesome!!!!
I just found this recipe in another thread and wanted to try it. I'm pretty set through Christmas, but I thought I would make them and freeze them. I plan to finish them up for dinner next week. I did taste one ... don't laugh for breakfast this am. I was up way too early and thx to Walmart for being open I decided to cook. They came out perfect, excellent flavor, just a bit different and they will be wonderful for dinner. I can't wait. I did use 1/2 spicy and 1/2 mild sausage by the way. It was just what I had. EXCELLENT. Thx for a great recipe.
We loved these!! very straightforward to make, and cooked off perfectly, held their shape nicely but remained moist and flavoursome. I served them with my own tomato sauce and linguini, DD1 chose to have just the meatballs and if I had made twice as many she would have eaten them all, these have just become our favourite meatballs! Made for PAC Spring 2008
PAC Spring 2008 ~ Awesome! I like the addition of the sausage as it makes the meatballs moist. The allspice gives a slight hint of flavor. I used a couple of leftover dinner rolls I had made the other night in lieu of the French bread. Popped these into a big pot of sauce to have with pasta for tonight.