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These are the best baked meatballs out there! A crispy crust and a juicy and flavorful center. These meatballs are sure to quickly become a family favorite!

Spaghetti and Meatballs in a white dish

There’s always one meal I know that everyone in the family will eat and love. That meal is spaghetti and meatballs. I always end up serving my spaghetti and meatballs. I usually double or triple the recipe and freeze what we don’t eat so I have a quick meal on hand that is a guaranteed winner.

  • Freezer Instructions

    These meatballs can be frozen. Place on a baking sheet after forming into meatballs and place in the freezer to freeze. Once frozen, remove from baking sheet and transfer to a resealable plastic bag for longer term storage. They will stay good in the freezer for 1 to 3 months.

  • Leftovers and Reheating Instructions

    Store in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator. Will stay good for up to 5 days.

These are the best baked meatballs out there! A crispy crust and a juicy and flavorful center. These meatballs are sure to quickly become a family favorite!

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Spaghetti and Meatballs in a white dish
These are the best baked meatballs out there! A crispy crust and a juicy and flavorful center. These meatballs are sure to quickly become a family favorite!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 pan or baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Shape into 1 to 1.5 inch balls. Whatever size you choose, they should all be roughly the same size for even cooking.
  • Bake for 25 -30 minutes. Serve hot.
Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 93mg | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Meatballs
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Ian
February 9, 2020 9:20 pm

We use Cheez It’s instead of breadcrumbs and it is amazing.

Connie
May 11, 2020 7:49 pm

5 stars
Hi
I am so glad to have this recipe . These meatballs are so delicious and easy . The fact that they are baked makes it even better. We like to use Italian sausage also. Thank you . This is now my go to meatball recipe.

Lucy
May 28, 2020 3:03 pm
Reply to  Connie

I also use sweet Italian sausage with ground beef. Just take out of casings gives the meatballs a great flavor. I also break up bread instead of breadcrumbs

Linda
August 23, 2020 9:37 pm
Reply to  Connie

I also add 1-2 eggs, some fresh chopped parsley, and some finely chopped onion. I’ve never heard of Worcestershire sauce in meatballs, but if it’s good for you that’s all that matters. Preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Geri
August 7, 2020 9:13 am

I have a question…most meatball recipes call for one egg as a binder… this recipe doesn’t. Is this a mistake or is there a reason? I will try the recipe but will add an egg. Love your recipes and blog… thank you, Geri

Penelope
September 28, 2020 7:32 am
Reply to  Geri

She mentions in the video that she doesn’t use an egg, that this recipe doesn’t need it

Joanna
May 29, 2020 9:00 pm

Thank you ! You have the best recipes Easy and delicious. You are the greatest 💕💕

Kelley
April 20, 2020 5:51 am

4 stars
I bake mine at 325 for 30 min and they are definitely cooked through but stay soft and not burnt. I only season with garlic and grated onion, salt and pepper. Great way to cook meatballs.

Christina A
February 4, 2020 8:59 am

5 stars
I have made this for my family several times and it’s always a hit. Easy and delicious!

May 15, 2020 10:31 am

4 stars
Like some others I had a problem with these burning on the bottom and making cleanup a bit of a chore. However , the taste and texture of the meatballs was truly excellent. I think I might try lowering the temperature to 350 next time.

Tammy K
August 28, 2020 2:41 pm
Reply to  Karen

I use a roasting pan with a rack….they dont burn or stick. Line the pan itself with heavy duty foil and boom…clean up is easy

Naomi
April 8, 2019 7:41 pm

4 stars
Easy to make but way too much Worcestershire sauce for me. I will cut in half next time.

Jill
July 11, 2020 3:21 pm

5 stars
This is the best meatball recipe! My family loves it and I love that it’s super easy and versatile. My family tries to gobble these up when they come out of the oven!

October 26, 2020 3:34 pm

This recipe is so good , we use it to make our hamburgers also. DELICIOUS !!!!!

Nancy Lee
September 3, 2020 10:49 pm

5 stars
These truly are the best meatballs. Tender and so flavorful. This recipe is a keeper. The Worcestershire sauce makes all the difference.

Teresa
June 28, 2020 3:08 pm

Made these for a very picky grandson and he absolutely loved them.
They are so delicious!

Virginia Mulligan
May 7, 2020 10:55 am

5 stars
Just delicious!!! and they were very easy to make!! my family ate them all!! thank you for this recipe!!

Betty Sapp
April 28, 2020 4:16 pm

5 stars
The best. A keeper! always waiting in the freezer.

Carol
April 16, 2020 2:18 pm

5 stars
Rachel, You didn’t lie. These were the best meatballs They were delicious and much better than any restaurant and no eggs needed to hold them together.

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