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Oven-Baked Meatballs

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Today I am sharing my easy to prepare homemade oven-baked meatball recipe with you.

I used to buy pre-made meatballs in the frozen section of the grocery store. They were easy to prepare. Add the meatballs to your favorite sauce, heat them and they’re ready to go. They taste pretty good…until you taste homemade meatballs. No comparison.

I figured it would just as easy to make a bunch of meatballs all at one time. Freeze them for future dinners.

I usually make this recipe times four.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1/2 pound ground pork or mild sausage
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley (or 1 tbsp dry)
  • 1 tsp oregano (optional)
  • 1 tsp basil (optional)
  • salt and pepper (optional)
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.

2.  Wet hands to make shaping the meatballs easier.

This recipe makes 15 – 18 meatballs depending on how big or small you make yours. Make sure they are all about the same size so they cook evenly.

3.  Put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for  20 – 30 minutes.

4.  After the meatballs are baked, transfer them to a different cookie sheet. Let the meatballs cool down before you proceed to the next step.

5.  Place the cookie sheet filled with baked meatballs into the freezer for at least one hour. After the baked meatballs are frozen transfer them into plastic freezer bags or containers. Put the bagged meatballs into the freezer.

If you try the recipe let me know how you like them. 🙂

 

Oven-Baked Meatballs

Oven Baked Meatballs

Servings 8
Calories 215 kcal
Author Diane

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound ground pork or mild sausage
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 cup fresh parsley or 1 tbsp dry
  • 1 tsp oregano optional
  • 1 tsp basil optional
  • salt and pepper optional

Instructions

  1. Put them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 20 – 30 minutes.
  2. After the meatballs are baked, transfer them to a different cookie sheet. Let the meatballs cool down before you proceed to the next step.
  3. Place the cookie sheet filled with baked meatballs into the freezer for at least one hour. After the baked meatballs are frozen transfer them into plastic freezer bags or containers. Put the bagged meatballs into the freezer.

Recipe Notes

Wet hands to make shaping the meatballs easier.

This recipe makes 15 – 18 meatballs depending on how big or small you make yours. Make sure they are all about the same size so they cook evenly.

Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 326mg14%
Potassium 300mg9%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 154IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Oven-Baked Meatballs

2 thoughts on “Oven-Baked Meatballs”

  1. Heru says:

    Looks delish

  2. Tyneisha says:

    These look fantastic! I’ll have to try them the next time I make spaghetti!

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