- 4 slices day-old French bread (1/2 inch thick)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
- Marinara sauce
- Hot cooked pasta
- Soak bread in milk for 10 minutes; drain and squeeze bread. In a blender in food processor, combine the bread, eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, oil, salt, pepper and allspice; cover and process until smooth.
- In a large bowl, combine the beef and sausage. Add bread mixture; mix well. Shape into 2-in. balls. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan.
- Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until the meatballs are no longer pink; drain. In a large saucepan, heat marinara sauce; add the meatballs and heat through.
- Serve over pasta. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Reviews for Italian Meatballs
"Very good. I left out the allspice, since I don't own that and wouldn't use it. It wasn't much and with the italian sausage, I was okay with leaving it out. I'd make these again and freeze half."
"Very good, family loves it. This recipe is what I will make going forward."
"Very nice. I liked baking instead of frying."
"Finally, a meatball lover's meatball recipe! This was delicious. The only thing I did differently was I used Italian seasoned ground turkey, only one teaspoon of Kosher salt, and I didn't use a food processor, I just mixed everything by hand the old fashioned way. I didn't have pasta, but with Ina Garten's Marinara Sauce recipe, I did have heaven on a plate. Yummy!"
"Fantastic! I've made this twice recently, once with the fresh garlic, which was excellent, and once substituting garlic powder, which just didn't do it. Lesson learned."