Batistini Farms is a family-operated and owned company. And I might be a little biased here, since it's my family's business, BUT that just means I know all their secrets. 😉 So when I say they provide only the most authentic Italian products, I mean it! They work endless hours with generations-old family farmers in Italy to source only the finest quality Italian products.
They offer award-winning extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, ancient Tuscan grain pastas, herb seasonings, olives, and more!
Every single olive oil is handcrafted from fresh organic olives and cold extracted within 24 hours of harvest. The olives are grown in rich soil, sustainable farming practices, and pruning techniques that yield thriving terroir from their family estate olive grove.
Olive oil has almost too many benefits for me to list, but here are a few:
Read more here.
Batistini Farms' Ancient Tuscan Grain Pastas are stone milled, slow dried the traditional way, and bronze drawn on a single Tuscan estate. It's packed with natural nutrition and is BY FAR the most amazing whole grain pasta taste!
It begins with harvesting of organic select grains, stone milling the seeds to flour, and then crafting the dough, cutting it by bronze, and patiently waiting for the slow drying of the pasta to keep with the old traditions.
You can make and shape meatballs ahead of time and store them covered (and unbaked) for up to one day in the refrigerator. Follow the directions as normal the next day when ready to finish the baking process.
If you want to bake them (without the cheese), you can also freeze them up to 2 months. Just make sure they are fully cooked before freezing.
To serve make-ahead meatballs, thaw them in the refrigerator overnights and reheat them in the sauce for about 8-10 minutes at 350F. You can also microwave them for 2-3 minutes, but I try to avoid that method as it zaps the nutrition and can reduce the delicious texture.
Absolutely! This recipe in particular can not be made in the air fryer. However, you can cook the meatballs without the sauce and cheese in the air fryer. It's great for busy week days and reduces the cooking time.
I recommend cooking the meatballs in the air fryer for 10-12 minutes at 400F.
If you want, you can make the sauce to heat up over the stovetop as they bake and garnish with freshly grated parmesan when serving!
Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL
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These easy oven-baked Italian meatballs are juicy, incredibly tender, and has irresistible flavors that will just melt in your mouth!
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