Italian Meatballs

These meatballs are so simple to make and turn a typical spaghetti meal into a delicious dinner!


1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 medium onion


1. Mix all ingredients together. Don’t add all of the water at one time. Mixture should be moist but not so that meatballs fall apart.

2. Shape meatballs to desired size. (I used this cookie scoop to make sure all of my meatballs were the same size.)

3. Place on a broiler pan. (I just used my cookie sheets!)

4. Broil until outside is slightly brown on one side and then turn and broil the other side. (Here is a shot comparing the cooked meatball and the uncooked.)

5.I then put mine on the cooling rack so they would completely cool before I froze them.

Yield: 62 meatballs (doubled recipe)

I separated the meatballs into 5-12 packs and froze them so now I have homemade  Italian meatballs to add to my spaghetti sauce! (And I sampled the other 2 which were delicious!)

7 Replies to “Italian Meatballs”

  1. Thank you Rachel for a recipe that doesn't call for eggs. My daughter is severely allergic to eggs and as you can imagine, it's difficult to cook sometimes.

  2. I am definitely going to try these–I have lots of ground beef in the freezer. By the way, tomorrow I am going to be posting about a quilt I am working on. You have to check it out–you would love making one of these quilts–it is so fun!

  3. My very picky son loved the meatballs! My dd & I had a freezer meal cooking day together & made your meatballs & meatloaf recipes. Later that week I cooked penne and added the meatballs to sauce! A huge hit!
    He also enjoyed the meatloaf and told me it was his favorite! Thank you for posting recipes that are easy and so good!

  4. I am super excited to try these! I found a recipe earlier this week for spaghetti sauce and I think that this recipe just might be the perfect compliment for it. Thanks so much for sharing đŸ™‚

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