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Mama Mia Meatballs Recipe

Mama Mia Meatballs

Prep Time 10min Cook Time ~30min

These are my go-to meatball. They're packed with flavor, always moist, and can be used for so many recipes. The flat-leaf Italian parsley and shredded cheese are a must for just the right taste. Use these for subs, pasta, soups and more and see if they don't also become your favorite.

by Anne Coleman

What you'll need

  • 1 pound ground beef, 80/20 works best for these
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1/2 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt or 1/2 teaspoon table salt


Yields 6 large, 12 medium, or 24 mini meatballs

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place bread in a food processor and pulse until well crumbed.
  3. Add to ground beef with remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Roll into desired size and bake in an ungreased baking pan with low sides, 35 minutes for large size, 25 for medium and 15-20 for small.