The BEST Italian Meatballs

No matter what new recipe I create, these classic Italian Meatballs will always remain my family’s absolute favorite. Going by the word from all my family and friends, these are the best meatballs and I invite you to try them and let me know. These meatballs are tender, juicy, and made with simple ingredients for the best flavor.
The BEST Italian Meatballs


  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 1 lb ground pork
  3. 1 thick slice of whole wheat bread soaked in a little milk (milk squeezed out)
  4. 1 eggs
  5. 1/2 cup yellow onion minced
  6. 3 garlic cloves pressed
  7. 2 tbsp fresh basil minced
  8. 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced
  9. 3 cups Marinara sauce (24 oz jar)
  10. 2-3 tbsp olive oil for cooking
  11. Salt
  12. Black pepper
  13. 2 tbsp fresh basil minced


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Combine the ground beef, ground pork, egg, minced onion, pressed garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper in large mixing bowl. Squeeze out the slice of bread, break it up, and add it to the bowl. Mix everything very well.
  • Preheat a large cooking pan that is also oven-safe over medium heat. Add a little oil for cooking meatalls. 
  • Grease your hands with some cooking spray. Scoop out some meat using a cookie scoop and roll meatballs. (You can make meatballs bigger or smaller according to your own preference. Just remember to adjust cooking time if making bigger or smaller meatballs.)
  • Roll all the meatballs before adding them to the pan. Once all the meatballs are rolled, add them to the hot pan.