It’s not always easy finding recipes the kids will like and a lot of them tend to want the same dishes over and over. So, if you need inspiration, consider an easy Meatballs with Potatoes and Cheese recipe. And it’s not only got the kids’ stamp of approval, since this dish is something the grownups are going to love too.

Meatballs with Potatoes and Cheese


  • 3 peeled parboiled Russet potatoes
  • 1 diced white onion
  • 1 pinch dried paprika
  • 1 pinch dried parsley
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the Bechamel Sauce:

  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

How to Make Meatballs with Potatoes and Cheese

  1. First, make the bechamel sauce.
  2. Melt the butter in a skillet, then stir in the flour.
  3. Whisk and cook for about 6 minutes or until golden.
  4. Heat the milk in a pan until it’s close to a boil but not quite.
  5. Add a cup of milk at a time to the flour mixture, whisking until smooth between each addition.
  6. Bring the mixture to a boil, turn down the heat a bit and cook for 10 minutes, stirring all the time.
  7. Season with salt and black pepper and add nutmeg.
  8. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  9. Mix the beef, onion, parsley, nutmeg, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  10. Shape it into meatballs.
  11. Line a round casserole dish with potato slices and also up the sides.
  12. Arrange the meatballs on top.
  13. Put some potato slices between each one.
  14. Pour the bechamel sauce on top.
  15. Sprinkle over the cheese and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.

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Last Update: June 15, 2024