Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sopranos' Meatball Recipe {YUM}

Allison, I just sent you a copy of your Bright & Cheery Classroom Labels! Thanks to all who entered my little giveaway!

I just got back from the pool with these two cuties!
Love my nephew and niece! And I sure love some pool time!
You all, I made a YUMMY dinner last night. I am half Italian {not 100%, and my dad loves to remind me of that, HA} and I just loooove a good pasta dish! I made baked ziti {and was able to freeze half for a meal later on-SCORE!} I so wish I had my little Italian grandma's meatball recipe...but I don't. So the next best thing comes from the Sopranos :)
Speaking of the Sopranos, I have a quick, funny story. My dad and grandparents liked that show quite a bit. I guess my grandparents watched it pretty regularly. Well, I guess when Tony Soprano got shot, my grandpa called my grandma at work and said, "Tony's been shot!" Well, Tony also happens to be my dad's name. Surprised Grandma didn't have a heart attack!
Okay, onto the yummy, easy meatball recipe. It comes from The Sopranos Family Cookbook.


1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 large eggs
1 tsp. finely minced garlic {or more if you love garlic like I do!}
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1 tsp. salt
fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine all ingredients and mix well. {This used to gross me out so much!} Shape into 2 inch balls. Spray a rack with Pam and place meatballs on the rack. Place rack over a cake pan {or a baking sheet covered with foil-way easier clean up!}

Bake at 350* for 20 minutes. Then turn the meatballs over and bake another 20 minutes.
Transfer meatballs to a pot of your favorite sauce and let cook in the sauce for a couple  hours.
**NOTE: I made my meatballs into 1 inch balls because I wanted to toss them in with my ziti. This cut down my cooking time a bit. I was able to make 30 mini meatballs**

Bada-bing! You can throw the sauce over your favorite pasta, it makes for a delicious meal! And if you have leftover meatballs, you can make yourself a delicious meatball sub later! YUM!


  1. I'm not a fan of meatballs in my spaghetti, but we do like meatball subs around here...I'll be trying out that recipe - do you think it will work well with turkey?

    Deniece, This Little Piggy Reads

    1. I am not super familiar with cooking with ground turkey! If youdo try it, let me know how it turns out!