Restaurant-Style Meatballs

These restaurant-style meatballs are baked in the oven, so it’s easy to make a large batch for a crowd. Add them to your favorite tomato sauce to serve over pasta or in meatball subs.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1⁄2 lb. ground pork
  • 1⁄3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 scallions, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, peeled and minced
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Romano cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 3 Tbsp. minced fresh basil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine all ingredients except olive oil in a large bowl. Roll the mixture into 1 1⁄2-inch balls.
  • Pour olive oil into 13-by-9-inch baking pan and place meatballs on top. Swirl pan around to coat meatballs in oil. Bake the meatballs in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oil, drain on paper towels.