Molly Weasley’s Meatballs | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes

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“If you can get away before seven, Molly’s making meatballs.” – Mr. Weasley, OotP

Mrs. Weasley is known to be a great cook throughout the books; she’s always pressing Harry to eat fourth and fifth servings at dinner, and is constantly sending extravagant homemade treats to Harry and the rest of the Weasley gang every holiday. I can only image her food is as rich in flavor, as it is in love.

Mrs. Weasley’s meatballs are made from mutton – or ground lamb meat – and are served with a simple onion sauce, made with onions straight from the Weasley’s garden (after a de-gnoming of course), and can be served on fresh egg noodles, rice or mashed potatoes.

Get the magic started by combining the mutton with the green onions, bread crumbs, egg and parsley.

With a swish of your wand, form the ground meat into Galleon sized balls.

Melt some butter in a skillet, then add the meatballs and brown on all sides.

Lamb cooks best over a medium heat, but because it’s so tender, be gentle when turning the meatballs until they have firmed up.

Remove the meatballs from the skillet, but leave the grease and any remaining butter. Levitate the chopped onions into the pan, and stir, then slowly pour in the chicken broth.

Thicken the sauce with some flour and whisk it in well.

The sauce will be chunky but will start to smooth out the more you stir, so you can pick your desired thickness! I preferred my onion sauce a little more chunky. Finally just return the meatballs to the skillet with the sauce and reheat until completely covered onion-y goodness.

I’d like to think after a long day at the Ministry of Magic, Mr. Weasley would have come home to Mrs. Weasley and enjoyed her magically homemade meal together… with the entire red headed fam of course.

“I see a light in the kitchen. Let us not deprive Molly any longer of the chance to deplore how thin you are.” – Albus Dumbledore, HBP

Molly Weasley’s Meatballs | Harry Potter Inspired Recipes

The Starving Chef
Mrs. Weasley's meatballs are made from mutton – or ground lamb meat – and are served with an onion sauce, made with onions straight from the Weasley's garden.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Harry Potter Inspired
Servings 6



  • In a small bowl, combine the ground lamb with the breadcrumbs, green onion, cloves, egg, parsley, salt & pepper until the breadcrumbs are completely incorporated.
  • Form the meat into small balls (about three tablespoons of meat). Melt two tablespoons of butter over medium heat while preparing the meatballs.
  • Prepare the noodles according the package instructions.
  • Add the meatballs to the pan and turn frequently to brown on all sides – about one minute per side. Remove the meatballs from the pan and set aside.
  • Without cleaning the pan, add the remaining butter to the skillet. Toss the chopped onion into the pan and stir until the onions have browned. Pour in the chicken broth and stir well.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the top of the sauce to thicken. Whisk the flour until the sauce reaches your desired thickness.
  • Return the meatballs to the pan and simmer to reheat through. Pour the sauce and meatballs over a serving of egg noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes. Eat like a Weasley and enjoy!
Keyword meatballs, mutton, noodles, pasta
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