Italian Baked Meatballs Recipe

If spaghetti meatballs are your favorite comfort food, you may find this slightly less carby dish is straight up your alley.  Enjoy the classic Italian flavors of tomato sauce, basil, and mozzarella with delicious meat. Have a look at this Italian baked meatballs recipe to get inspired!

Italian Baked Meatballs Recipe

Italian Baked Meatballs Recipe

I am not entirely sure whether any Italian chef would think of meatballs as a classic Italian dish. Regardless of that, meatballs are one of the most popular casual foods and they deserve a praise from time to time too.

These Italian baked meatballs are delicious with a hint of herbs in the meat and a lovely tomato sauce. It is obvious that the ingredient that pulls all this together as a dish is a healthy dose of melted mozzarella cheese on top. You can enjoy this dish and serve it with some healthy sides like mixed salad or grilled Mediterranean veggies.

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Italian baked meatballs
Cheesy meatballs
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cheesy meatballs
Instructions
  1. First mix all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Mix beef with half of the garlic, thyme, rosemary, and a half chopped onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a large pan. Fry the meatballs on both sides until nicely browned. Transfer them to a heatproof dish.
  3. In a saucepan fry the remaining garlic and onions. When cooked add the red wine. Simmer for a minute until the alcohol have evaportaed form the wine. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and shredded basil and cover with the lid. Simmer for 10 minutes on low heat.
  4. Pour the sauce on the meatballs and place in a preheated to 180 degrees oven for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, take it out and sprinkle the shredded mozarella on top. Grill for 5 minutes until the top is golden.
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