Authentic Italian Meatballs/Polpette

“My mom's friend who is Italian gave me a copy of her family cookbook that they had bound and published. It was a wedding shower gift that I treasure. As a newlywed I used this recipe a lot! I've been married 16 years and I make these with spaghetti, for meatball sandwiches, and smaller versions for appetizers to take in a crockpot to parties. Some friends think it is strange to put uncooked meatballs in the sauce, but that's what the recipe says to do. It cooks for a long time, and the meatballs keep their shape. I do not make my own spaghetti sauce. I buy two large jars of Ragu. No one seems to notice, or care!!Always a hit!!! Makes a lot and freezes well.”
2hrs 45mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together
  2. Form about the size of golf balls
  3. Make or pour tomato sauce into a deep pot Drop meat balls in sauce.
  4. Simmer for at least 2 hours.

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