Bite-Size Meatballs with Salsa Verde

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Total Time: 40 min

Servings: 10 or more


  • 1 lb ground veal or turkey
  • 2 oz mortadella or Genoa salami, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • Salsa Verde:
  • 1 slice crusty white bread, crust removed
  • 3 tbsp Filippo Berio red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • 2 cups fresh parsley, loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup capers
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 12 anchovy fillets
  • Salt


    • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease large baking sheet with oil.
    • In bowl and using hands, mix together veal, mortadella, Parmesan, parsley, and salt just until combined. Shape into 1-inch balls.
    • Place bread crumbs on sheet of waxed paper. In shallow plate, beat egg with 2 tbsp water. Dip meatballs, one at a time, into egg mixture; shake off excess egg, then roll in bread crumbs.
    • Place on prepared baking sheet; spray all sides with oil mister or drizzle lightly with olive oil and roll gently until coated with oil. Bake for 10 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of meatball registers 160°F.


    • Salsa Verde: Meanwhile, soak bread in vinegar; transfer to blender along with olive oil, parsley, capers, garlic and anchovies. Blend until combined; season with salt to taste. Serve with meatballs.


    • Make-ahead: The breaded meatballs may be covered with foil and refrigerated for up to 1 day before baking. Coat with oil before baking.