Mama Iuliucci's Famous Meat-A-Balls (Italian Meatballs)

Recipe by Karen..
READY IN: 30mins


  • 8 -10
    slices white bread, broken into small 1/2 inch pieces (or you can use rolls or any stale bread you have and want to use up)
  • 2
    eggs, slightly beaten
  • 12
    teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
  • 1
    teaspoon italian seasoning (or to taste)
  • 2
    teaspoons parsley flakes (or to taste)
  • 14 - 12
    cup grated parmesan cheese (or Locatelli)
  • 1 -2
    teaspoon salt
  • 14 - 12
    teaspoon black pepper
  • olive oil (for frying) or vegetable oil (for frying)


  • Mix all ingredients gently in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Roll meatballs 1 1/2- 1 3/4" in diameter.
  • Heat about 1/4" of oil over medium heat in a large frying pan.
  • Fry meatballs in oil, rolling frequently, until evenly browned and juices run clear.
  • Drop meatballs in your favorite sauce (I highly recommend My Mama Iuliucci's"Don't Skip a Step" Spaghetti Sauce recipe#26947) and let simmer for awhile to flavor sauce or just serve with your favorite pasta and sauce.
  • Tip: You can also bake or broil these if the frying part is too much of a hassle-- I use my broiler pan if I bake them, so the fat drips down and away from the meatballs.