Skillet Meatball Parm

An easy skillet meal - awesome meatballs simmered in a tomato sauce and topped with lots of fresh mozzarella.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 50 minutes
Total 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 servings
Calories 410 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound meatloaf mix mixture of ground beef, pork and veal
  • cup talian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Remaining Dish:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ small onion finely chopped
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, pureed
  • 4 leaves fresh basil
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella thinly sliced
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  1. Make the Meatballs: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix with your hands until thoroughly combined. Shape into 2-inch meatballs.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning frequently, until browned all over, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the meatballs to a plate.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the onion and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and basil leaves; reduce the heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 8 minutes.
  4. Return the meatballs (and any accumulated juices) to the skillet, cover and simmer, turning once, until the meatballs are cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  5. Preheat the broiler. Arrange the mozzarella slices on top of the meatballs. Broil until the mozzarella is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Garnish with additional fresh basil, if desired. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition Facts
Skillet Meatball Parm
Amount Per Serving
Calories 410 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 605mg 25%
Potassium 465mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 7g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 13.3%
Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 27.7%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.