Homemade Meatballs Recipe
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Homemade Meatballs Recipe

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My family and friends are always impressed with these meatballs, which I serve with homemade sauce. The recipe came from an old friend of Italian descent. The mashed potatoes guarantee that the meatballs stay moist.—Lucille Bilodeau, Lewiston, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt, celery salt and pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • Hot cooked spaghetti


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, potatoes, onion, salt, celery salt and pepper. Crumble beef and pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  2. Place meatballs on greased racks in shallow baking pans. Bake at 400° for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Transfer to a large saucepan. Add spaghetti sauce; heat through. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Homemade Meatballs in The Best of Country Cooking Annual 2009, p70

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lilwindy User ID: 7387747 122203
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"just cooking them now. yes or no.?seems like it may work."

f16gumby User ID: 1076461 141943
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"Good flavor but a little light on traditional Italian taste. Would add garlic, Italian seasoning and maybe a little crushed red pepper when making it again"

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