Baked Italian Meatballs! Classic Italian-American style meatballs

You will love this Classic ItalianAmerican style meatballs and pasta dinner! It’s super easy to make at home and takes almost no time to prepare. They are juicy, soft and full of flavor! Bon appétit!


You will love these Classic Italian-American style meatballs and pasta dinner! It's super easy to make at home and takes almost no time. They are juicy, soft and full of flavor! Bon appétit!  FULL RECIPE: https://www.craftycookingbyanna.com/baked-italian-meatballs/  #italian #meatballs #meatballspasta #easydinner #italiandinner #cooking #recipes #craftycookingbyanna
 

A while back we went to this fancy-schmancy Italian joint at Epcot, Tutto Italia Ristorante

Beautiful restaurant, but like everything at Epcot – pricey place!

The dinner was good, not anything extraordinary, but tasty.

My Hubby ordered this classic Italian Meatballs pasta dish and the size of the meatballs killed me.

For $$ you get 6 quarter size balls. No Way! Not for a grown human being, and a Man in this case.

So I’ve decided to make these at home and make them ADULT size! 

Tutto Italia Ristorante


HOW TO MAKE ITALIAN MEATBALLS


In a large bowl mix the ingredients for the meatballs: eggs, Italian style breadcrumbs, milk, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and spices. Mix and then add ground beef. 

Note: if you like Fluffier meatballs just add more Italian style breadcrumbs, milk and parmesan cheese. 

I prefer to bake meatballs, it saves on time and they keep the round shape better. 

Italian Meatballs
 
Bake in the preheated at 400F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the size of your meatballs. 
 
Italian Meatballs
 
Transfer to a baking dish. I prefer to use ceramic baking dishes since they bake beautifully and so easy to keep with foil on top and clean afterward. 
 
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Add your favorite sauce and as much or as less as you like. Add shredded cheese and parsley on top. 
 
 
Bake at 350F for 10 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted. 
 
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Italian Meatballs
 
Serve and Enjoy!
 
You will love these Classic Italian-American style meatballs and pasta dinner! It's super easy to make at home and takes almost no time. They are juicy, soft and full of flavor! Bon appétit! FULL RECIPE: https://www.craftycookingbyanna.com/baked-italian-meatballs/ #italian #meatballs #meatballspasta #easydinner #italiandinner #cooking #recipes #craftycookingbyanna
 
You will love these Classic Italian-American style meatballs and pasta dinner! It's super easy to make at home and takes almost no time. They are juicy, soft and full of flavor! Bon appétit! FULL RECIPE: https://www.craftycookingbyanna.com/baked-italian-meatballs/ #italian #meatballs #meatballspasta #easydinner #italiandinner #cooking #recipes #craftycookingbyanna

If you made this recipe, please leave a comment and a star rating below! 

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Baked Italian Meatballs

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Baked Italian Meatballs! You will love this Classic Italian-American style dinner! super easy to make at home and takes almost no time to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chuck or a mix of pork and beef
  • 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh or dry parsley
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh or dry basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • (24 - 25 ounces) Favorite Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella cheese
  • parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the ingredients for the meatballs.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Using wet hands, form meat mixture into balls. Arrange onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated at 400F oven for 20 to 25 minutes, depending on size of your meatballs.
  5. Transfer to a baking dish.
  6. Add your favorite Pasta sauce and as much or as less as you like. Add shredded cheese and parsley on top.
  7. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
  9. Bon appétit!

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6 Responses to Baked Italian Meatballs
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    Seriously the best meatballsI have tried! Thank you so much for this recipe! My kids loved . these meatballs in a fresh Italian hero bread! So cheesy and juicy!

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    Hi ! just share yourItalian meatball recipe with my friend:)

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