Pasta and meatballs!

Have you ever wanted to make your own homemade meatballs? It's super easy and doesn't take that long. Let us show you how!

Easy Weeknight Meatballs

Serves 6

2 pounds ground meat of your choice: turkey, veal, pork, chicken, buffalo, beef, etc.
2 tablespoons of either (or a combination of) dried oregano, dried basil, dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
2 cups bread crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with your hands. Mix well but don't overmix or you will end up with dense meatballs. If the mixture does not stick together, add a little more tomato sauce a tablespoon at a time.

Form the meat mixture into balls about 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Don't pack them too tight. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet spaced a few inches apart. Roast the meatballs for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve the meatballs over pasta and sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • You could try adding chopped vegetables such as onions, peppers, and eggplant for more flavor. You can also cook the meatballs in a skillet for 7 to 8 minutes if you don't want to use an oven.
  • This recipe can be easily halved.