Baked Italian Meatballs Recipe -
Baked Italian Meatballs Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Baked Italian Meatballs

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"Authentic beef and pork flavor without using pork."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Blend garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, rosemary, thyme, and paprika in a blender into a fine powder; pour over ground beef in a large bowl. Knead seasoning mixture into the beef. Roll beef into balls and arrange into a glass baking dish.
  3. Bake meatballs in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Pour marinara sauce over the meatballs and continue baking until hot and grey in the center, about 25 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 26, 2014

Nice, easy recipe. I added 1/4 C grated parmesan cheese and one egg to the meat mixture. I formed meatballs with an 1/8 C measuring scoop and ended up with 20 meatballs. I skipped the blender step- really unnecessary.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 24, 2015

A bit on the bland side. The second time I made them, I added 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1/2 of a minced onion and omitted the herbs called for and added in basil and oregano. I also added an egg. Yep, it's a bit distanced from the original recipe but these taste Italian and delicious.


6 Ratings

Dec 25, 2014

We added about 1/3 cup of milk but still thought these were a little dry. I will try adding an egg next time. I'll also reduce the Rosemary next time, as I found it a little overpowering.

Nov 23, 2014

I loved them ! I use ground chuck when making meatballs ,also added some minced green onion . Wham !

May 27, 2015

very dry.

Oct 30, 2014



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  • Calories
  • 279 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 73 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 20.8 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 525 mg
  • 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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