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Three Animal Italian Meatballs


"Turkey, beef, and Italian sausage meatballs that go perfectly with your favorite marinara sauce. Serve over pasta!"
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1 h servings 635 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings (24 large meatballs)


  • Calories:
  • 635 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 50.9 g
  • 78%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 31.8 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 145 mg
  • 48%
  • Sodium:
  • 663 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine ground meat, onion, eggs, bread crumbs, oats, and seasoning in a large bowl. Shape into 2-inch diameter balls.
  3. Heat enough vegetable oil in a large saute pan to be 1/2 inch deep. Brown meatballs in hot oil for about 5 minutes. Transfer to a glass baking dish.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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A great recipe-- my husband doesn't like most meatballs, but he loves these. I skip the step of browning them on the stove, and just put them straight in the oven. I use 1/3 cup measure when I...

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I followed the recipe as-is. My meatballs came out tough. I don't know - perhaps I packed them a little too much? I do like the flavor, but the texture didn't work for me and my family.

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A great recipe-- my husband doesn't like most meatballs, but he loves these. I skip the step of browning them on the stove, and just put them straight in the oven. I use 1/3 cup measure when I...

These are really good. I made them with the beef, turkey & sausage just like the recipe called for. I used a 1/4 cup measure to portion out the meat. I got 22 meatballs. I would make this agai...

These are very moist and flavorful. They also freeze really well for a quick weeknight dinner!

This is a WONDERFUL recipie! I think it's the best made with hot italian sausage. Then after the meatballs are browned in a pan, I transfer them to a baking pan, pour a jar of spaghetti sauce ...

My own meatball recipe is very similar to this one. I only used half the amount of oats and bread crumbs in this recipe. In it's place I used a 1/2 cup of fresh shredded romano cheese and some...

These are truly awesome meatballs! I always like to use ground turkey with my meatballs anyway, and I think the oatmeal added to this recipe really helps to set up the meatballs. This is defin...

Yummy! I added some fennel seed and a few drops of hot sauce. I got a bunch of compliments on them, especially because it was my first time making meatballs. Thanks :)

I made this last year for xmas eve, and they were the biggest hit. We always have a traditional Italian dinner. It has already been "requested" that I make them again. This Italian family loves...

This recipe is now the basis for all my meatloaf and meatball dishes! Very good.