Perfectly Moist Meatballs

I have to admit that I am really excited about this post.

I’ve been searching for a long time now for the perfect meatball recipe and this one just might be it. Spaghetti and meatballs is definitely up there in my top 10 favorite meals, and it’s my opinion that it’s the meatballs that make or break the dish. Perhaps the most difficult part about trying many different meatball recipes is that I could always tell something was lacking, but could never put my thumb on exactly what it was.

Then, a few days ago I had an epiphany. I finally realized what was lacking in all my attempts to produce the perfect meatball: moisture! I realized that the meatballs that I truly enjoyed were very moist and juicy. So I began my recipe search where I always do – Google. I searched for “moist meatball recipe” or something of that nature, and came across {this} recipe:


Perfectly Moist Meatballs
Yields 15
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
348 calories
5 g
115 g
22 g
31 g
9 g
139 g
229 g
1 g
1 g
11 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348
Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 115mg
Sodium 229mg
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. Wonderfully Moist Meatballs
  2. Prep Time: 15 minutes
  3. Bake Time: 20 minutes
  4. Yields: About 15 Meatballs
  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 3/4 cup gluten free bread crumbs
  3. 1 cup milk
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 tsp minced garlic
  6. 2 TBSP parsley
  7. 1/4 cup Italian cheese blend (Parmesan, Mozzarella, etc)
  8. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  9. 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Mix together all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Roll into balls.
  3. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
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The original recipe called for 2 slices of bread. I substituted the gf bread crumbs and they seemed to work well. However, I think that because I used bread crumbs rather that pieces of bread, I could’ve gotten away with using less milk – maybe 3/4 cup. The only problem I ran into with using a whole cup was that they were a little harder to form into balls because they were so moist.


But all in all these were fantastic! Exactly what I look for in a good meatball. I would imagine that these would be great to make ahead and have in the freezer for a quick addition to plain old spaghetti. Give these a try sometime – you won’t regret it!


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  • KaseyMarch

    You know I'm really not cooking enough this week. Maybe I just needed some inspiration.

  • Little Stitch

    Spaghetti and meatballs are my favorite comfort food.  My Ma has an amazing recipe (VERY similar to this one!) that she received from my Dad's mom.  We've been slack on the cooking the past couple of weeks, but I think spaghetti and meatballs are exactly what we need.

    Sometimes to skinny them up a bit, I use half lean ground beef and half ground turkey!

  • Pretty sure this is the first recipe we've posted in almost a month! lol – This was a great one to get us back in the cooking groove! {Thanks to Wes of course}

    && That's a good idea… we'll have to try that next time 🙂

  • That's how I've felt these past couple weeks lol! And I can't even take credit for this one 😛 This is a great one to try though… I told Wes he has to start making them for me no a regular basis now 🙂

  • Oh man! These look so good! And you just inspired me to make meatballs for our party on Saturday! I'll probably do bbq ones in the crock pot, but I still wouldn't have thought of it without you!

  • Awesome! Crockpot meatballs are awesome 🙂 Wes used to make those a lot {the man clearly loves his meatballs! haha}

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