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Meatballs With Pasta

Meatballs With Pasta

Diana Rattray
These meatballs are delicious simmered in purchased or homemade spaghetti sauce. Double the recipe and freeze some for another day. Serve meatballs with pasta and a tossed salad, and pass the Parmesan cheese.


  • 1 pound lean or extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage (or remove from casings)
  • 1/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water, or as needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Line a large shallow baking pan with foil; oil lightly. Combine all ingredients, using just enough water to moisten. Shape into meatballs, about 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.

Broil the meatballs about 8 inches from the heat source for about 10 minutes. Turn and broil for 10 minutes longer.

Put the meatballs in a large saucepan and cover with your favorite pasta sauce, homemade or purchased. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Serves 6 (about 18 to 24 large meatballs).

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 5 out of 5
A family favorite!, Member NiaMalek

I was making this recipe exactly for several months and my family LOVED them. But then I was diagnosed with a gluten allergy, which meant I couldn't use the bread crumbs of Italian sausage. I switched it up with Tapioca bread crumbs and I season my own ground pork. Just as good, and I can still eat it! LOVE this recipe!

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