Starr's Savory Meatballs

Starr's Savory Meatballs

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"This is my version of meatballs based on experimentation from several different recipes, including my mother's. I like to use these in spaghetti sauce, of course, but they're also delicious in my meatball subs. You can double or triple the recipe - sky's the limit! - and freeze."
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35 m servings 516 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 516 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 31.8 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.1g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 44.9 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 239 mg
  • 80%
  • Sodium:
  • 917 mg
  • 37%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat an oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the ground beef, onion, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, eggs, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until just combined. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, then roll each of those portions into 4 meatballs. Arrange the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 15 to 20 minutes.


  1. 60 Ratings

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Out of dry bread crumbs at the moment, I used crushed garlic croutons instead. I made no other changes. GREAT meatballs. Excellent for meatball sandwiches.

Most helpful critical review

These were good, but a bit bland. Next time I might try 1 lb of ground beef and 1 lb of ground sausage. I also used a 2" ice cream scoop to divide the beef.

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Out of dry bread crumbs at the moment, I used crushed garlic croutons instead. I made no other changes. GREAT meatballs. Excellent for meatball sandwiches.

Fabulous as is!! I did make my meatballs bite size since that is how my family likes them. At that size, I only cooked them 6 minutes and that seemed about right (less or more depending on if ...

These were so good. I forgot to put the bread crumbs in. They were still really good, but fell apart when we reheated them. Also made them much smaller

Just Made These Tonight For The First Time And I Have Never Had A Better Meatball....These Are Moist And Full Of Flavor!! Thanks For Sharing!

Starr's Savory Meatballs Haiku: "These were pretty good! Ate them with spaghetti squash. (I made mine smaller.)" I followed the recipe exactly as written, only making my meatballs smaller than i...

I made these for a Christmas party and they were delicious! I added a half pound of sausage because I had some to use up. These will be my go-to homemade meatball from now on! Thanks Superstarr!

These were great and EASY! I took others' suggestions and made mini meatballs about 1 1/2 inch diameter. They were awesome and baked at 425 for 15 minutes (hot oven). Thanks, Starr, these are...

I thought these were pretty good. I followed the recipe, I just used 93% lean beef and cut the black pepper amount in half. They were a little on the herby side, but I can see them working with ...

Good meatballs; used for subs. I felt the portions were HUGE, double my typical portion anyhow, so I ended up freezing half. I had even halved the recipe! I think you could get 8 servings if s...

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