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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly brush a rimmed baking sheet with oil; set aside.

  • Place bread in a bowl and add milk to moisten. Chop bread into small pieces no larger than 1/4-inch and place in a large bowl. Add veal, beef, pork, egg, onion, parsley, oregano, cheeses, salt, and pepper. Using your hands, gently mix until well combined.

  • Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and roll each portion into a large meatball. Transfer meatballs to prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, bring the marinara sauce to a simmer in a large saucepan. Transfer the meatballs to the marinara sauce and simmer, partially covered, until cooked through, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately with additional Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Reviews (7)

9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
I made this recipe for a family get together rand everyone loved them. The only exception I made was I used beef and pork as I don't eat veal . Basically, it was pretty easy to make and is now one of my favorite go-to recipes.Thank you, Martha!
Rating: 5 stars
These are delicious! I used lamb instead of veal because I couldn't get veal at my local grocery. Also, I used gluten free bread, but it worked well in the recipe. I was cooking for one person who is allergic to tomato, so I made some of the meatballs with Alfredo sauce instead of Marinara sauce. I think I ended up with about three and a half pounds of meat, and that made 12 meatballs. Handled carefully with a large spoon, they hold up well when being transferred from one pan/plate to another.
Rating: 1 stars
Wet meatballs. If you can even call them that. I wouldn’t because after 10 mins of cooking stovetop.. (how I’ve always cooked meatballs and never had a problem regardless of how the recipe said to cook them) I tried to turn them and they just fell apart. At that point I figured why not try to make baked ziti and not waste the million ingredients we just used.. but nope.. everything on the bottom of the pan turned black and the rest was wet. Thank you Martha for $30 I’m wasted food 🙄. And thank you dominos for our dinner tonight 🙌🏼
Rating: Unrated
The best ricotta meatballs I have had is from Nick's Tomato Pie in Jupiter, FL. The difference being, the cheeses were not mixed in with the meat and How I plan to alter this recipe. I like the ingredients listed for the meat. Etc. and looks similar to my favorite meatball recipe. I cannot wait to try this.
Rating: 5 stars
These are absolutely the best meatballs!!! The only meatball recipe I'll make! Everyone loves these meatballs!!!
Rating: 4 stars
I made these last weekend and they were really good! The one issue I had is with the texture of the mix, where the meatballs didn't keep their form very well after baking, which I'm still not clear about (and I'd like to fix). Either way, even broken into pieces, it was still very good.
Rating: 4 stars
I made these last evening for the first time and they were a hit! Preparation was easy, and they looked just like the picture and video. I had to make time adjustments because mine took much longer to brown than the stated twenty minutes-perhaps it was my oven. I will tweak them to my liking the next time I prepare them, but overall this is a delicious base recipe.