These meatballs have very quickly become a favorite in our household. They are so full of flavor it’s hard to believe that they’re on the healthier side of meatballs…you heard me.
The fresh herbs in this recipe is really what makes these meatballs special.
Basil, oregano, parsley, onions, garlic, parmesan...how can they NOT be delicious!
A secret and unusual ingredient: soaked bread in the place of bread crumbs.
Roll the meatballs into the size of golf ball. I love how the color of fresh herbs pops so well!
To cook the meatballs, I let them simmer in marinara sauce for about 30 minutes. This cooking method makes them so moist and flavorful (and helps with the healthy factor).
We usually use the sauce on top of spaghetti, but I think they would taste pretty delicious on a sub as well.
So what makes this recipe healthier than normal meatballs? 2 main things. We are using fresh whole grain bread in lieu of breadcrumbs and there’s no oil! But you’d never guess based on how tasty these babies are :).