Indulge in a timeless culinary delight with Polpette or Classic Italian Herb-Infused Meatballs. The perfect blend of ground beef and Parmesan.
Polpette | Classic Italian Herb-infused Meatballs Recipe
- 500g ground beef
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil for frying
- Mix ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
- Next, mix well and shape the mixture into 1-inch meatballs.
- Then heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium flame, add the meatballs, and cook. Cook the meatballs until they turn brown on all sides.
- Finally, pour the marinara sauce into the skillet and let it simmer for about 20 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through.
Serving Suggestions for Polpette, Classic Italian Herb-infused Meatballs
Spaghetti with Meatballs
This is a classic and globally loved dish. You can serve your Polpette with a plate of al dente spaghetti, drizzled with a generous helping of marinara sauce. Garnish with fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese for an authentic Italian touch.
Stuff a crispy Italian roll with a few Polpette and top with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella or provolone cheese for a hearty sandwich.
Polenta and Meatballs
Serve your meatballs over creamy, buttery polenta. The hearty grains complement the tender meatballs and any accompanying sauce beautifully.
Consider using the Polpette as a topping on a homemade pizza. Pair it with other classic Italian toppings like mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and perhaps some spicy pepperoni.
Toss a few warm Polpette into a salad of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives.
Italian Meatball Soup
Simmer the meatballs in a vegetable or chicken broth with cannellini beans, pasta, and a medley of vegetables for a comforting soup.
Serve the Polpette on their own, drizzled with a little marinara or pesto sauce and stuck with toothpicks as an appetizer. You could also offer a trio of dipping sauces – like a spicy tomato sauce, creamy alfredo, and a tangy balsamic glaze.
Meatball and Vegetable Skewers
Skewer grilled veggies such as bell peppers, zucchinis, onions, and tomatoes with your Polpette for a colorful and tasty kebab option.
Fold your Polpette into a creamy, savory risotto. The flavors of the meatballs will infuse into the risotto, creating a satisfying, one-pot meal.