Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs

These Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs are absolutely perfect Italian meatballs. Now I know there will be arguments about that!


Most Italian families have their own meatball recipe that they swear is the only authentic meatball!

Meatballs are comfort food and when we think comfort food it’s usually what we grew up with. The food that Mama fixed. That’s my perception.

But there’s no way I’ll ever make meatballs any other way now. These are just so juicy and delicious.

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Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Meatballs just like my Mama made. Melt-In-Your-Mouth!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Italian Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 395 kcal
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Shape into small meatballs (at this point you can place on a jelly-roll/baking sheet and freeze to use later, or cover with plastic wrap refrigerate up to 24 hours before using).
  3. Drop the meatballs into simmering pasta sauce, do not stir for at least 20 minutes or you will risk breaking the meatballs.
  4. Continue cooking in the simmering sauce for another 20 minutes (depending on how fast your sauce is simmering 40 minutes total should fully cook the meatballs).
  5. After the 40 minutes cooking time continue cooking your sauce with the meatballs in for as long as desired.
Recipe Notes

you may also bake the meatballs at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes or until cooked through.


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