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Skillet Italian Meatballs


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 2 oz. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • shake or two or dried red pepper to taste
  • ½ tablespoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 14 oz. canned whole tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • handful fresh spinach
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 3 T heavy cream
  • olive oil for cooking the meatballs
  • salt and pepper


  • Turn on the broiler.
  • Place ground beef, parmesan cheese, eggs, salt and spices in a bowl and blend thoroughly.
  • Form the mixture into meatballs, the size of a golfball.
  • Heat up the olive oil in a large skillet and sauté the meatballs until they’re golden brown on all sides.
  • Lower the heat and add the canned tomatoes. Let simmer for a few minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. Then add spinach and cream and lightly toss.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Top with parsley and mozzarella cheese and then put under the broiler for 5 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.
  • Serve and enjoy!!