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  • 1 pound ground beef
  • egg
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 24-ounce jar marinara sauce


  1. In a large bowl, gently combine the beef, egg, Parmesan, nutmeg, and ¾ teaspoon salt.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and milk. Let stand until absorbed, about 3 minutes. Add to the beef.
  3. Add the spinach to the beef and mix gently. Shape into 20 meatballs.
  4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Brown the meatballs, about 7 minutes.
  5. Add the sauce and simmer for 6 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through.

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 457Calories From Fat 237
  • Fat 26g
  • Sat Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 130mg
  • Sodium 1,283mg
  • Protein 34g
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Sugar 8g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Iron 5mg
  • Calcium 297mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Make it a meal: Serve the meatballs with broccoli sautéed in olive oil and garlic and a sliced baguette.

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