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How to Make Italian Meatballs

Everyone wants to know how to make Italian Meatballs and this recipe is delicious, simple and sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Meatballs, Pork, Veal, Beef
Servings: 50 meatballs


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Large Bowl
  • 2 large baking sheets
  • Parchment Paper


  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 large yellow onion peeled and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • Marinara sauce I use either San Marzano Vodka Sauce or Schiavone's Marinara Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Line two baking sheets with foil for easy clean up
  • In one large bowl add eggs, milk, onion and garlic. Whip to comine.
  • Stir in bread crumbs, parsley, parmesan cheese, red pepper, salt and pepper. Stir until bread crumbs are soaked
  • Add in the beef, pork, and veal. Use your hands to mix until it is evenly combined.
  • For into 2"-3" balls and layout on baking sheets so that there is about 1" space in between your meatballs.
  • Place baking sheets in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  • You can serve on plate topped with marinara, pasta optional


These are great to freeze for 3-4 months. Pull out the night before and allow to defrost and reheat to serve.