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Ricotta cheese helps to make these meatballs moist and delicious in this popular recipe from Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow's "The Meatball Shop Cookbook."

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, November 2011
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  • cbagay89
    7 NOV, 2014
    I ADORED this recipe, and so did my family and my boyfriend. I made this after a long day at work (and didn't plan ahead, unfortunately), so I did not have time to make the Classic Tomato Sauce. BUT it turned out perfect with a quick marinara I just tossed together! Thanks for the wonderful recipe! I even featured it on my blog; it was that good...and of course, I credited :) blog: floatingendless.blogspot.com
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  • jhau0602
    11 MAR, 2014
    I am a meatball lover and these are my favorite. I was skeptical about making meatballs without using Parmesan cheese (have never used ricotta before in a meatball recipe) but these did not disappoint! My husband's favorite as well. I used half beef and half ground pork and followed the recipe to a T. They were PERFECT! any meatball lover out there should try this recipe guaranteed to become a favorite:-)
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  • MS10655565
    2 FEB, 2014
    I followed the recipe in the book and viewed the video. I thought they were dry and could have been more spicy. These are not the Italian meatballs from my childhood. Maybe frying vs roasting has to do with the bland taste?
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  • MrRambo1
    14 APR, 2013
    Very good. Some changes I'd make are... Less salt and make sure you use VERY lean hamburger. I did not on my first try and they are a tad bit greasy for my liking. Also... I made my meat balls about the size of tennis balls and it took them 30 minutes to bake. Otherwise, very good!!!!!
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  • Mary Ann Brandt
    10 MAR, 2013
    sOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. BETTER THAN MY BEST THAT I ALWAYS THOUGHT WERE THE BEST.
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  • MS12240694
    1 JUN, 2012
    Excellent Recipe, Tripled Recipe, and they were a big hit at a potluck dinner. Thank you!
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  • Since1982
    21 FEB, 2012
    On the segment, they said they roast the meatballs for 17 minutes at 450°, remove them from the oven and cover them with sauce, and then return them to the oven for another 15-20 minutes.
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  • MariaMult
    21 NOV, 2011
    Fantastic! My picky 3 year old gobbled it right up. I'm not the best cook, but this was tres easy!!! I put in oven for 15 minutes as recipe doesn't give cook time
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  • tnagrl
    15 NOV, 2011
    Flavor of love with this recipe! I made it for a get together here at my home and everyone cleaned their plates! I can't wait to make it again :9
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  • dbldog
    8 NOV, 2011
    Really, no guideline on how long to cook these other than an internal temperature!
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