Classic Comfort: Homemade Meatballs


Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of our Classic Comfort: Homemade Meatballs. These savory, tender meatballs are a staple in comfort cuisine, perfect for a cozy family dinner or as a hearty addition to your favorite pasta dish. Made with a blend of ground meats and seasoned to perfection, each bite is a testament to homestyle cooking.

Classic Comfort: Homemade Meatballs

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Yields 24 meatballs
  • Serving Size: 4 meatballs

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Total Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 18g


  • Ground beef - 1 pound
  • Ground pork - ½ pound
  • Breadcrumbs - ½ cup
  • Grated Parmesan cheese - ¼ cup
  • Garlic, minced - 2 cloves
  • Fresh parsley, chopped - ¼ cup
  • Egg - 1
  • Milk - ¼ cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil - for cooking

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, chopped parsley, egg, and milk. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix the ingredients gently until just combined. Avoid overmixing to keep the meatballs tender.
  3. Form the mixture into balls, each about the size of a golf ball.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Serve the meatballs alone, with your favorite sauce, or add them to pasta, sandwiches, or as a part of a main course.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • For a finer texture, pulse the breadcrumbs in a food processor before using.
  • Soak the breadcrumbs in milk for a few minutes for added moisture.
  • For extra flavor, add a pinch of red pepper flakes or Italian seasoning.
  • To ensure even cooking, use a cookie scoop or spoon to make uniform-sized meatballs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake these meatballs instead of frying?

Yes, bake them at 400°F (200°C) for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

How do I store leftovers?

Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I freeze these meatballs?

Yes, freeze them after cooking and cool completely. They can be stored for up to 3 months.

Your Classic Comfort: Homemade Meatballs are ready to warm your heart and satisfy your cravings. Whether nestled atop a bed of spaghetti or enjoyed as a standalone dish, these meatballs are a tribute to the simple joys of home-cooked meals. Gather around the table and share these delightful bites, making every meal a memorable one!