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Meatball Recipe

This meatball recipe is quick and easy to make, and the meatballs come out perfect every time! They are juicy and packed with so much flavor, perfect as a side dish, light lunch, or over pasta for a complete dinner. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 12 meatballs
Calories 87 kcal


  • ½ lb. ground pork, any fat percentage
  • ½ lb. ground beef, 80-85%
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 400°
  • In a medium bowl combine finely chopped onion, minced garlic, freshly grated parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, bread crumbs, chopped parsley, and large egg. Mix the meat and milk into the mixture using clean hands greased with olive oil.
  • Take about ¼ cup of the meat mixture at a time and form into a ball by rolling it with the palms of your hands.
  • Arrange the meatballs on a baking pan that has been generously sprayed with non-stick spray or greased with olive oil.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip the meatballs and continue baking for 10 more minutes.
  • Simmer the meatballs in your favorite pasta sauce until ready to serve.


Serving: 1meatballCalories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 2.1gProtein: 12.4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1.2gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 195mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.4gCalcium: 36mgIron: 4mg
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