I love quick and easy weeknight meals that taste like you spent a ton of time on dinner. I have made this parmesan meatballs recipe two ways – one from scratch like the recipe below – and the other using frozen store-bought meatballs. Both are tasty – and there is NOTHING wrong with using good quality frozen meatballs. It’s a nice shortcut and makes getting dinner on the table a breeze.
The trick with meatballs (and meatloaf for that matter) is to handle it gently. Mix without squishing the meat and make your meatballs without packing the burger together. This will guarantee a tender meatball. If you wanted to get REALLY fancy – put a small cube of mozzarella in the middle of the meatball as you form it.
You can also get these to the “bake point” and freeze the whole pan. This parmesan meatballs recipe is great to whip out and throw in the oven on a busy day/night. I really like to cook mine in cast iron, if you do you can go from stovetop to oven in one pan.
This is a way to dress up boring meatballs and make something “fancy” without a lot of effort.
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