Meatballs Alla Norma Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Meatballs Alla Norma is a classic Italian dish made with tender meatballs, rich tomato sauce, and creamy eggplant. The meatballs are seasoned with garlic, parsley, and Parmesan cheese, giving them a flavorful kick. The tomato sauce is made with fresh tomatoes, basil, and a hint of red pepper flakes for a touch of heat. The creamy eggplant adds a velvety texture to the dish, making it a satisfying and comforting meal. Serve these meatballs with pasta or crusty bread for a delicious and hearty dinner.

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Non Vegdiet
1hr total
1hr total
Meatballs Alla Norma

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Ingredients for Meatballs Alla Norma Recipe

  • 1/4 pound Ground Beef
  • 0.13 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 0.06 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 0.13 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Small Eggplant, Diced
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Tomatoes
  • 0.06 cup Chopped Fresh Basil
  • 0.06 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • as required Fresh Basil And Grated Parmesan Cheese For Garnish

Directions: Meatballs Alla Norma Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large bowl, combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • STEP 2.Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter.
  • STEP 3.Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes.
  • STEP 4.Remove the meatballs from the skillet and set aside.
  • STEP 5.In the same skillet, add diced eggplant and cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • STEP 6.Add crushed tomatoes, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Stir well to combine.
  • STEP 7.Return the meatballs to the skillet and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  • STEP 8.Serve the meatballs alla Norma with pasta or crusty bread. Garnish with fresh basil and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • For extra flavor, you can add a splash of red wine to the tomato sauce.
  • If you prefer a smoother sauce, you can blend the tomato mixture before adding the meatballs.
  • To make the meatballs ahead of time, you can shape them and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before cooking.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover meatballs alla Norma can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the meatballs in a skillet over low heat until warmed through.
  • Serve the reheated meatballs with pasta or as a sandwich filling for a quick and delicious meal.
calories per serving
16 g Fat26 g Protein10 g Carbs4 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp