Marsala Meatballs & Mash

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Marsala Meatballs & Mash is a whole new way to serve up meat and potatoes. The meatballs are a combination of ground beef and ground pork. A delicious mushroom gravy made with Marsala wine is served of a simple mashed potatoes to make a super flavorful and homey dinner. I am going to say a quick disclaimer about this post – I know the photos aren’t the greatest. I took over 80 shots of this dish and just could not get it to not look blurry. I think it is just the sheen from the gravy that wouldn’t let it look as good as it tasted. I promise this is a super delicious dish!

Marsala Meatballs & Mash

You have probably heard of the very popular Italian restaurant dish Chicken Marsala. It is typically a thin pan fried chicken breast served with a creamy Marsala wine sauce. This recipes hits most of those flavors but with a meatball instead! And you get the creaminess from the mashed potatoes. I opted for yukon gold potatoes so that they would be able to stand up to the richness of the mushroom gravy.

Marsala Meatballs & Mash

I do think that the next time I make this I am going to add in some garlic green beans – both for color and vegetable. It is a very hearty dish and doesn’t necessarily need a side, but I think it would have been better with it.

Marsala Meatballs & Mash

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Marsala Meatballs & Mash

A delicious mushroom gravy over meatballs and mashed potatoes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword ground beef, ground pork, marsala, meatballs, mushroom gravy, mushrooms, potato
Servings 6


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Ground Pork
  • 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 3 cups Broth chicken, beef or vegetable
  • 4 tsbp Butter
  • 4 tbsp Flour
  • cup Baby Bella Mushrooms sliced
  • cup Marsala Wine

For the Potatoes

  • 3 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • In a large pot add potatoes. Add enough water to cover potatoes. Place on stove burner over medium-high heat.
  • Preheat oven to 400degF. In a bowl, combine beef, pork, and bread crumbs. Form into 1½ inch balls and line up on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter. Once melted add mushrooms, salt and pepper. Stirring frequently, cook until mushroom begin to tender. Add remaining butter and flour. Stir for 3 minutes then add Marsala wine. let come just to a boil then add broth. Again, bring just to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Remove meatballs from oven and add to mushroom gravy in saute pan. Let simmer until ready to serve.
  • Drain potatoes in colander and return to pot. Add remaining potato ingredients and mash together.
  • Add a portion of potatoes to a shallow bowl. Then ladle meatballs and mushroom gravy over top.

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Marsala Meatballs & Mash

  1. Looks like a recipe hubby would enjoy. Thanks so much for linking up at the 25 and Done Link Party 18! 25 entries in 25 hours!! Pinned.

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