Easy Spicy Italian Meatballs for Two

Updated on February 27, 2020
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Dani is a home chef, homemaker, and versed in many areas of life.

These spicy Italian meatballs don't contain any onions!
These spicy Italian meatballs don't contain any onions!

Spicy Italian Meatballs for Two

Have you ever wanted to impress someone by cooking a romantic meal to show them your culinary skills? I know I have. This recipe is easy enough for anyone, beginner or experienced. I made these for the first time tonight and my wife loved them, so I decided to record my measurements for y'all. They pack a little bit of heat, but not too much where you need to keep a glass of milk ready.

No Onions in This Recipe

My wife is picky when it comes to onions, so I used onion powder, instead, which means NO ONION BREATH! "I can't believe you made these that quickly! AND there's no onions. That's why I don't eat meatballs, because they always have onions in them." - Alayna

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 2 servings


  • 1 pound ground lean beef
  • 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons milk (any type)
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/8 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 5-6 drops siracha
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 egg

For the skillet:

  • 1 tablespoon oil


  1. In a bowl, mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. Shape mixture into small balls (about the size of a strawberry).
  3. Add oil to a skillet. Heat to a medium-low temperature.
  4. When the skillet is hot, add 5-6 meatballs at a time. They will cook quickly. You should hear them sizzling. Flip them over and then make sure each side is thoroughly cooked.
  5. Cut into one meatball to check that it is fully cooked. If not, either place it in the microwave to finish them off or return them to the skillet.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2
Calories 1392
Calories from Fat909
% Daily Value *
Fat 101 g155%
Saturated fat 40 g200%
Carbohydrates 23 g8%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 96 g192%
Cholesterol 356 mg119%
Sodium 1234 mg51%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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