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Lily Morgan’s Delicious Italian Meatball Recipe

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As a fan of Italian cuisine, I’m always looking for ways to make traditional recipes just a little bit better. Recently, I’ve been on a mission to perfect my Italian Meatballs recipe. After some trial and error and a few taste tests, I think I’ve cracked it. If you’re looking for an amazing Italian Meatballs recipe, look no further!


To make this delicious Italian Meatballs recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 500g of minced beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of basil
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 500g of cooked spaghetti
  • Parmesan cheese, to serve (optional)


To make the Italian Meatballs, first heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onion, red pepper, green pepper, and garlic and fry for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Now add the minced beef to the pan and fry until it’s browned.

Once the beef is browned, stir in the oregano, basil, tomato puree, and balsamic vinegar and mix everything together. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

After 15 minutes, shape the beef mixture into balls and place them on a greased baking tray. Bake in the oven at 200°C (400°F) for 15–20 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in a pan of boiling water until it’s al dente. Drain it and serve the meatballs with the spaghetti and some grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

If you’re counting your calories, here’s a full breakdown of the nutrition information for this Italian Meatballs recipe.

Per Serving Calories Fat Carbohydrates Protein
1 Serving 252 13.2g 17.9g 17.2g

My Thoughts

I think this Italian Meatballs recipe is a winner. It’s packed with flavour, it’s easy to make, and it’s surprisingly healthy too. It makes for a great midweek dinner that the whole family can enjoy. And if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can serve it with a side salad and some garlic bread. Yum!

As a final note, I should mention that this recipe makes enough for 6 people. If you’re cooking for a smaller group, you can easily cut the ingredients in half. I’ll “leave the rest to your imagination”, as the song goes.


So there you have it – my amazing Italian Meatballs recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! If you give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think, so drop me a line in the comments section. Buon appetito!

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