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Homemade Meatballs

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Transfer to a large saucepan. Add spaghetti sauce; heat through. Serve with spaghetti.

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  • lilwindy
    Aug 27, 2013

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

  • TammiTrojanUSC
    Jan 3, 2013

    No comment left

  • f16gumby
    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