Kittencal's Famous Parmesan Meatballs

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"Plan ahead the beef mixture needs to be chilled for at least 8-24 hours before shaping and cooking, or you may shape into meatballs and then refrigerate which ever works the best for you, I would suggest to double up leaving the garlic amount the same (6 medium cloves) cause these are really good, 1 1/2 pounds should give you about 15-17 meatballs depending on the size you shape them"

Original recipe yields 16 servings
151.4 Calories. More Nutrition

Recipes That Could Use Some Meatballs:

Million Dollar Spaghetti
Mexican Spaghetti
rape Jelly Meatballs

Step 1

In a bowl mix all ingredients adding in a little more bread crumbs if needed to hold together; cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or 24 hours.

Step 2

Shape into about 1 1/2 to 2-inch balls or whatever size you like.

Step 3

Add to simmering sauce or bake at 350 degrees F for about 25 minutes (cooking time will vary depending on the size of the meatballs -- if you are dropping into simmering sauce do not stir for at least 20 minutes or you may run the risk of the meatballs falling apart.

Step 4

Note; for spicy meatballs add in some crushed chili flakes.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 (61.1 g), Calories 151.4, Total Fat - 9.6 g, Saturated Fat - 3.5 g, Cholesterol - 68.3 mg, Sodium - 240.4 mg, Total Carbohydrate - 2.2 g, Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g, Sugars - 0.5 g, Protein - 13.4 g, Calcium - 54.6 mg, Iron - 1.3 mg, Vitamin C - 0.7 mg, Thiamin - 0.1 mg.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Made these meatballs on the recommendation of Giada DiLaurentis to add to her marinara sauce. Delicious. So..... I made a batch of sauce and meatballs and vacuumed sealed in dinner-size portions for my son and his wife who are expecting their first baby next week. Thought they could use for quick meals during the first stressful weeks of parenthood!!

review by:
(2 Feb 2019)


I made these for my buffet table for the holidays and they were delicious! Such flavorful meatballs, not to mention how tender and moist they were. I won't be looking any further for a better recipe. These are the BEST!

review by:
(28 Dec 2018)


Let me start by saying these are the best meatballs period! They could not be any better no matter what you did to them. Moist, tender, perfectly flavored meatballs in a nutshell. The buck stops here!

review by:
(25 Nov 2018)

Wayne Peters

I absolutely loved making this recipe. But what's more? Serving this recipe to my family. It was gone in no time!!!

review by:
(30 Jan 2018)

Java Joanne

I have to say these are the best meatballs I have ever eaten and I don't think there is a better one out there, so I highly recommend these. If you haven't tried them yet, put them on the menu now. Delicious, moist and so flavorful!

review by:
(5 Nov 2017)


I wanted to have meatball subs to bring to the pot luck Christmas party at my friends house so I made these. They were so delicious! I would have to say they are the best ones I have ever tasted and I know the crowd there loved them too because the crock pot was empty when it came time to go home. I had several requests for the recipe too so you know what that means. They will be made again and again including for my own Christmas celebration at my house!

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(6 Dec 2016)