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Quick and Easy Italian Meatballs

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Quick and Easy Italian Meatballs

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Tender meatballs just like your Italian grandma would make, in a fraction of the time. A simple mix of ground beef, seasonings, and Parmesan cheese form these meatballs that get baked in the oven before taking a quick simmer in your favorite marinara sauce. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 2 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 2 oz. grated Parmesan cheese (2 oz. is about 2/3 cup, for meatballs)
  • 1 3/4 tsp. salt
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 jar marinara sauce (24 oz. per jar)
  • grated Parmesan cheese (for serving)
  • fresh basil leaves (optional, for serving)
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    Calories110Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat4.5g7%
    Saturated Fat2g10%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate12g4%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Robin Muirhead 17 days ago
    These meatballs were delicious, so worth the time to make them from scratch. I’ll be repeating this one!
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    Steven Benitez 8 months ago
    definitely would make again
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    Emiliano Arango 10 months ago
    Great and easy, ill do it again , kids love them, if you don’t have kids i luittler bit of spice goes well
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    Rob DC 10 months ago
    Very nice. The recipie makes a LOT of meatballs. I would have been good with 1 lb of beef.
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    Moulden a year ago
    They turned out great and were easy to make. Will make again.
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    Rachel Fischer a year ago
    So easy to make! Followed the recipe and it turned out to be a hit with our family
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    Nick K. a year ago
    Great and easy recipe and super easy to follow.
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    Druanne Naayen a year ago
    They turned out great! very delicious and will make again!
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    Samantha a year ago
    SO GOOD! And super fulfilling to the tummy :)
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    Ivonne Robles a year ago
    i love it!! fast and easy!!
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    Marc Hoes 2 years ago
    nice recipe! looks great and easy to make
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    Lee 2 years ago
    easily one of our favorite meals. we add red pepper flakes to give some heat and tomato basil marinara for the sauce
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    mousie 2 years ago
    Taught me that I am taking care of it now
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    Mb 2 years ago
    Nice liked by kids. Keeper!
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    Sarah J. 2 years ago
    These turned out so good! I used half Italian sausage and half ground beef. Everything else exactly as written. Keeping this recipe!!
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    Jermaine Smith 2 years ago
    Delicious! I’ll be making this again next week for my wife. My kids love it! No mods to recipe.
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    Robert Kelly 2 years ago
    Very easy to make. I would recommend a little less salt. They were also very greasy, but I was using 80/20, so maybe that's on me.
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    twelve gauge 2 years ago
    turned out amazing very easy to make and very enjoyable for everyone
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    Craycraft 2 years ago
    We cut the recipe in half because it was just the two of us, but it was great!
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    jacob Possing 2 years ago
    Super easy and turned out fantastic
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    Andrea Jonaitis 2 years ago
    These were absolutely delicious. Good consistency while still moist inside. A favorite for sure!
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    Jesse Brooks 2 years ago
    it's delicious! id definitely make it again
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    Julia 2 years ago
    Turned out the absolute best. Genuinely easy to make (I'm a sluggish cook, so, I stumble over minimal challenges, but not this time). My family set a world record in gulping down a bowl of tagliatelle with the meatballs and sauce 😄 We're all very happy with the result. This recipe is a keeper.
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    Tanya Pierre 2 years ago
    It was very simple to make. Love the step by step video. It was yummy to the tummy. A new staple dish in our family.
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    Aislinn 2 years ago
    Good! The family enjoyed them; will definitely make again.
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    Childress 2 years ago
    Best meatballs ever! I have never made meatballs before and my family raved over how amazing they were! Will probably never use another recipe :)
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    Mona ElNaggar 3 years ago
    Yummy and easy! Made exactly per the recipe and were perfect.
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    Caviglioli 3 years ago
    really nice and easy perfect with spaghetti
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    Purple Blaze 3 years ago
    love it, its easy and yummy!!!
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    Alina Luong 3 years ago
    It was great added diced tomato and more seasoning and sugar to the marinara sauce and cane out perfect