Oh boy! I finally did it. I put my Roasted Italian Meatballs on the blog! These meatballs are my go-to when I feed a big crowd. It’s comfort food in its greatest form. And when you find out just how easy they are to make, you’re going to flip. In the interest of health, I don’t pan fry them. I know that is the classic way to make a meatball, but I just don’t have the metabolism for it.
I bake my meatballs or “roast” them, because that sounds fancier! Plus, when you bake them it’s easier to clean up and a lot less work. Mix – roll – bake and forget about it! I’ve made these meatballs for so many occasions, because it’s an easy way to feed a big crowd.
Obviously spaghetti and meatballs are the first thing that comes to mind. But they are also kind of great with mac and cheese. These meatballs also make the perfect appetizer. You can add extra chili peppers so you can say “That’s a spicy meatball!” Things like that. See? So many options.
I haven’t eaten out in so long. I’m in the kitchen, morning, noon, and night. I’m kind of loving it. Usually around this time of year when it’s dark and cold, I just crawl into bed after work and have Daniel bring something home for dinner. Can we all agree that January is one of the most depressing months ever? But this year, instead of crawling in a hole and watching Downton Abbey, I’m in the kitchen and testing delicious recipes.
These Italian meatballs, however, have been tried, tested, and approved for years now. So the other day when I was craving the perfect comfort food to fix the January blues, I made my go-to meatballs. It’s all that I needed to complete a perfect cozy night in.
Roasted Italian MeatballsPrint Recipe
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 pound ground Italian sausage
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons seasoned salt (I use Lawry's®)
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried chili flakes if you want to add some spice
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In a standing mixer, combine all the ingredients together and mix for 2 minutes. Scoop out meat about 1/4 cup at a time, and roll into a ball, and place in a casserole dish.
Bake for 35 minutes.
Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.