Italian Meatballs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Resting Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

This recipe makes the perfect meatballs. They freeze well and are perfect in Sunday Sauce.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: beef, chicken, gluten-free, meatballs, sauce, turkey
Servings: 10
Author: TFK
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey or Chicken or Beef
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Garlic cloves pressed or 1 tbsp of minced
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs For Gluten-Free version use Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Dry Herbs of Choice (such as basil, oregano, herbs de provence)
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

  2. Combine all the ingredients in large mixing bowl. Mix everything very well.

  3. Using an ice cream scooper, start to form the meatballs. Adjust the size of your balls as needed. Place each scoop on a parchment lined baking sheet. 

  4. After you are finished scooping all the meat, grease your hands with some cooking spray and roll the scoops in your hands to smooth them out. You will need to adjust cooking time if making bigger or smaller meatballs.

  5. Bake meatballs for about 20-25 minutes. Let sit 15 minutes. (If you are making these for Sunday Sauce, follow the Sunday Sauce cooking instructions for the meatballs.)

Recipe Notes

For Gluten-Free Meatballs, use your favorite Gluten-Free Seasoned Breadcrumbs. If you are making these meatballs for Sunday Sauce, following the Sunday Sauce cooking instructions for the meatballs.