The Best Italian Meatballs

Today I’m going to show you how to make The Best Italian Meatballs to add to your favorite spaghetti dish. They are super simple to make and oh so savory!


Units Scale
  • 16 oz Ground Hot Italian Pork
  • 16 oz Ground Beef
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Panko
  • 1 Tbs Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbs Dried Basil
  • 1 Tbs Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • EVOO for frying


  1. In a 6 quart Dutch Oven, lightly coat the bottom with EVOO and heat over med heat
  2. Add all ingredients for the Meatballs into a large bowl and mix well
  3. Form into 2 – 3 inch size balls and place in the Dutch Oven (see notes)
  4. Sear Meatballs on all sides
  5. Add in your favorite pasta sauce (see notes)
  6. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally for 30-45 minutes (this will continue to cook the Meatballs and give them and the sauce an incredible flavor)
  7. Add in cooked pasta of choice (see notes)
  8. Enjoy!


I like to combine 28 oz crushed Tomatoes and 26 oz of my favorite spaghetti sauce to these meatballs. This is the perfect amount for simmering 30-45 minutes.

I use 12 oz of gluten free spaghetti for this recipe as well.

This makes approximately 7 – 8 giant meatballs.


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