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Ninja Foodi Italian Meatballs

Perfectly seasoned meatballs perfect for topping pasta or on a sandwich.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian meatballs, meatballs, pork meatballs
Servings: 6 Servings
Cost: $15



  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 bunch fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Soak bread crumbs in milk in a small bowl for 20 minutes. This will remove the grainy texture some meatballs have.
    Breadcrumbs soaking in milk
  • Turn Ninja Foodi to Seart/Sauté on MD:HI. Add oil and onions. Cook onions until translucent.
  • Mix beef and pork together in a large bowl. Stir onions, bread crumb mixture, eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, Italian herb seasoning, and Parmesan cheese into meat mixture. Mix well.
    Raw meatball mix
  • Form meat mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
    Raw meatballs
  • Turn Ninja Foodi to Sear/Sauté MD:HI. Brown all sides of the meatballs in batches in the Foodi.
    Browning meatballs.
  • These are not cooked all the way through, but you can add to spaghetti and pressure cook, or throw in the oven for about 15-20 minutes At 425°. Or freeze until you decide how to use them.
    Browned meatballs.