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Spicy Italian Meatballs

Spicy Italian Meatballs

Michelle Boulé
Make a special appetizer for your next gathering with this recipe for Spicy Italian Meatballs. A twist on a classic appetizer!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 465 kcal


  • Wooden Spoon
  • Saucepan
  • Lodge Dutch Oven
  • Le Creuset Dutch Oven



  • 1 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Pound Ground Pork
  • 1 Onion Minced
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Parsley Chopped
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Red Peppers
  • 28 Oz Crushed Red Tomatoes
  • Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Basil


  • In a large bowl, combine milk and bread crumbs. let sit while preparing the other ingredients.
  • Combine all ingredients with the milk and bread crumb mixture until ingredients are just fully incorporated. Form mixture into 1 inch balls and place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake meatballs at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until browned on all sides.
  • While meatballs are baking, in a large pot add olive oil, onion and garlic and cook on medium-high heat until onion is translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add crushed red pepper, crushed red tomatoes, basil and season to taste with salt. Bring to a simmer.
  • Add meatballs to sauce and toss to coat. Enjoy!


Calories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 25gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 324mgPotassium: 730mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 473IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 114mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Spicy Italian Meatballs
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