Fact: Every household needs its signature meatball, and this ricotta meatballs recipe will be passed down from generation to generation. Why? Three reasons: First, doubling down on the cheese with a combination creamy ricotta and salty pecorino allows these meatballs to walk the fine line between rich and intensely savory. Second, instead of a standard beef-pork mixture, you’ll upgrade to Italian parmacotta ham, essentially the lovechild of prosciutto and a deli-style cooked ham. Lastly, this meatball recipe gives you a hands-off alternative to standing over a hot stove cooking batch after batch of meatballs. Instead of searing, you’ll cook them off in the oven, ready for pasta with tomato sauce, sandwiching into cheesy subs, or freezing for future uses.