I’m Leanna. This blog was born out of the chaos of mommin’ hard all day everyday while tackling little projects along the way! I hope you can find some easy DIY inspiration, family friendly recipes, and some other fun things to make your day while you are here.
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Nonno’s Italian meatballs are the perfect comfort food to share with the family! Tender and juicy meatballs paired with spaghetti noodles or the pasta of your liking.
My dad was in town over the weekend, and he made his famous Italian Meatballs! Every time he comes down to visit, I always request that he makes a big batch of them so I can store and freeze so they last until his next visit! One time I was craving them so bad he mailed them down from Pennsylvania all the way to Texas on dry ice! What a daddy does for his daughter… right?? Well today I am sharing his Italian Meatball recipe with all of you! I promise these will become a family favorite in your home! They seriously melt in your mouth!
The next thing Nonno has to perfect is his tomato sauce! We currently use Rao’s Homemade tomato sauce to pair these meatballs with, but I am patiently waiting for Nonno to make his own!
This Italian meatball recipe has just the perfect blend of beef, veal and Italian sausage to give them richness, the added parmesan cheese make them flavorful, and a splash of sour cream ensures they’re moist and tender. These are exactly the meatballs you want add onto spaghetti, create the best meatball sub, or, as the Italians do, eaten all on their own.
Trust me on this one.. you are going to want to double or triple this recipe. Meatballs freeze very well for up to one month. After being cooked, divide up into a freezer bar or container. To defrost, just thaw them in the fridge overnight and add to some more sauce when ready to eat!
Note: For more tender meatballs you can use half the breadcrumbs and add stale Italian bread (a day old) soaked in milk and squeezed out. The soaked bread gives a silkier texture than soaked breadcrumbs.
If you make these meatballs I would love to know what you think! Please send me an email or comment below.