Monday, March 1, 2010

Meatball recipes

Here are 2 recipes that you can use the meatballs in....other than the obvious spaghetti and meatballs!

Italian Wedding Soup

Using a stockpot over medium heat, saute in 2 T olive oil until softened:
1 cup yellow onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrot, diced
1 cup ham, diced
1 T garlic, minced

Add and simmer for about 15-20 minutes:
6 cups chicken broth
2 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp crushed red pepper flake
1 bay leaf

Drop in and cook until they float to the top, 3-4 minutes:
30 uncooked marble-sized meatballs

Stir in and cook until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes:
1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups whole spinach leaves
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Combine 2 beaten eggs and 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese with a whisk. Off heat, stir egg mixture into soup.

Meatball Sub Sandwiches

Preheat oven to 450.

Prepare 4 6" hoagie buns by shaving a thin layer off the top and removing some of the bready interior so that you are left with a "submarine."

Brush the inside of hollowed out buns with olive oil.

Fill the bottom of each bun with mozzarella cheese and place them on a baking sheet. Bake until buns are lightly browned and cheese melts.

Fill subs with hot tomato sauce, then about 3 meatballs.

Top subs with more sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese


  1. yay! i love it when you post recipes. i actually perused your blog (and old emails) when i was putting together my menu for this week. thanks for sharing!

  2. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....... :) thx merr merr!