How To Make Baked Meatballs In The Oven

Cooking baked meatballs in the oven is easier than you think and frees up some time in the kitchen. You don’t have to worry about standing in front of your frying pan babysitting dinner until it’s ready. Instead, you can get everything else ready while your protein is baking. I love it!

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If you want to see how I put together baked meatballs in a video, check out this Cook With Me clip I put up on my new YouTube channel last week.

In this video, I also show you how to make copycat Benihana Onion Soup. SO GOOD! But if you are looking for other baked options to consider, I have the following recipes for you to check out:

Ok, onto this easy dish that you can make a number of ways. I just served it over pasta with some marinara sauce. But you could change the flavor profile and consider adding more of a BBQ or teriyaki feel. That’s up to you!

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Ingredients for Baked Meatballs

  • 1 pound of ground beef (I used Niman Ranch – available online for 15% off through my link)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 3 diced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
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How To Make Baked Meatballs

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

In a medium-sized bowl, mix all ingredients together until combined. If your meat still feels too wet for you, add some more breadcrumbs – but don’t overdo it! It’s ok to have wet meatballs. The point of this mixture is to make sure the meat keeps its form (and has some flavor).

oven baked meatballs

Create one-inch balls with your hands and place them on a baking sheet. I do not put any oil down ahead of time because you will find that a lot of oil will naturally release while cooking.

Cook at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Serve these baked meatballs over your favorite pasta and enjoy!

oven baked meatballs recipe

Related: Hamburger Mac and Cheese Casserole

How Can I Serve These Oven Baked Meatballs?

If you don’t know how you want to serve these baked meatballs, I wanted to offer up a few suggestions:

  • over a bed of pasta
  • tossed in a hearty salad
  • as a meatball hero with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese (yum)
  • throw some sticks in them and dip them in your favorite sauce – a great appetizer
  • coat them in teriyaki sauce for the last 10 minutes while cooking and serve them over a bed of rice
  • mashed potatoes and meatballs with a side of broccoli
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Once you finish cooking the meatballs in the oven, the options are endless! Be sure to print a copy of this baked meatballs recipe for your record. Enjoy!

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Baked Meatballs Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Cooking baked meatballs in the oven is easier than you think and frees up some time in the kitchen. You don't have to worry about standing in front of your frying pan babysitting dinner until it's ready. Instead, you can get everything else ready while your protein is baking. I love it! 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of ground beef (I used Niman Ranch - available online for 15% off through my link)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • dash of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 3 diced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix all ingredients together until combined. If your meat still feels too wet for you, add some more breadcrumbs - but don't overdo it! It's ok to have wet meatballs. The point of this mixture is to make sure the meat keeps its form (and has some flavor).
  3. Create one-inch balls with your hands and place them on a baking sheet. I do not put any oil down ahead of time because you will find that a lot of oil will naturally release while cooking.
  4. Cook at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 250mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

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Comments

  1. no makeup wrote:

    It looks really great. I want to try.

    Posted 8.16.20

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