Italian Meatball Delight



Italian Meatball Delight

If you’re looking for a mouthwatering Italian dish that will delight your taste buds, look no further than our Italian Meatball Delight recipe. This classic Italian favorite combines savory meatballs with rich tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella cheese for a truly indulgent experience.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, chopped parsley, milk, egg, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes if desired. Mix until well combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  3. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the marinara sauce and bring it to a simmer.
  5. Return the cooked meatballs to the skillet with the sauce and simmer for an additional 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  6. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese over the meatballs and cover the skillet. Cook for another 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Italian Meatball Delight is a comforting and cheesy Italian dish that’s perfect for family dinners or gatherings. Serve it with your favorite pasta or crusty bread for a satisfying meal that will have everyone asking for seconds.

Nutrition per serving: Calories – 450kcal, Fat – 28g, Protein – 30g, Carbohydrates – 18g

Make this Italian Meatball Delight recipe for your next Italian-themed dinner night, and watch as it becomes a family favorite. The combination of tender meatballs, flavorful marinara sauce, and gooey mozzarella cheese will transport your taste buds straight to Italy. It’s a delightful dish that’s sure to please both young and old alike.

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