J Dub’s Italian Meatballs

36 meatballs
30 min

J Dub’s Italian Meatballs are not only delicious, they are extremely easy to make.

You literally need one bowl to mix all of the ingredients together before shaping into balls.

You can make these large in size to serve with your favorite pasta and red sauce.

Or make them bite size to serve as a great hot appetizer.

You can also bake them or fry them up. Either way, they are super delicious.

Also, check out my Eggplant Parmesan. It's another Italian dish that works well as a main dish or as a side.

Homemade Italian Meatballs with marinara, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese.

All you need is one bowl for the meatball recipe.

Roll into balls and place on cookie sheets to either fry or bake.

Meatballs and red sauce waiting for the noodles.

J Dub’s Italian Meatballs
Recipe details
  • 36  meatballs
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 16 ounces sausage
  • 16 ounces hamburger meat
  • 3 cups torn bread or panko bread crumbs (I used left over crusts from bread crusts that I had previously frozen and then thawed)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 Tbsp shaved parmesan
  • 4 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 Tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 Tbsp fresh basil, julienned

Mix all of the ingredients together.
Shape into balls about 2 inches in diameter.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake the balls in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 12-15 minutes.
Or, fry the balls in small batches in a dry skillet.
Allow the meatballs to cool on a wire rack.
  • These meatballs can be placed in ziplock bags in a single layer and frozen for up to 6 months or used immediately.
  • The number of meatballs will be less if you make them larger for main dishes.
  • You can serve these as an appetizer or as part of a main dish.
  • If you are rushed with time and can't whip up a homemade red sauce, Rao’s red sauce is a great store bought alternative.
Jennifer Williams
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