Easy Meatball Recipe

July 25, 2018

Hello friends.  I hope you are all enjoying the week.  I am to but I just can't believe it's already the end of July.  😎  How can the summer be flying by so fast?

Well, I LOVE MEATBALLS!  Do you?  If you do you are going to love this meatball recipe I'm sharing with you.

I was so happy when I found this recipe at our blog party I co-host with Jess at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up.

Easy Meatball Recipe

When I was first married I used to make meatballs all the time!  I used to make them and then I'd spend hours frying large batches of the meatballs and then freeze the rest of them.  Doing it that way I figured it was a great way to make and save them for another time to defrost and eat.

It used to take me a long time to fry and get them all dark and crunchy on the outside.  I'd then be covered in grease from the day of making fried meatballs.  Boy, was that tiring but the meatballs tasted so good!

Large Batch of Meatballs

Then after a while I stopped making the meatballs that we all loved eating.  I would buy a small bag of frozen meatballs from Trader Joe's to eat.  After that I would take the easy way out and buy a huge bag of frozen meatballs from Costco.

After a while I had to make the meatballs.  My husband and daughter would beg me constantly to make them.

It has been years since I made my own meatballs!

I was so happy when I stumpled upon this recipe for meatballs from the blog Our Unschooling Journey Through Life.  She made a HUGE batch of them, but I cut the recipe in half and made a smaller batch of them that you bake right in the oven.  They are baked in the oven on a high heat but they only take 20 minutes to bake.  The inside of the meatballs come out tasting moist and the outside are  crunchy and they taste like they were fried.

These baked meatballs taste so good, are so easy to make, and only take minutes to bake!

You can always change around the recipe to your liking like I did.

I added Almond milk for where the recipe calls for milk.  I made these meatballs a second time and added more garlic (two teaspoons), a little bit more milk, and two eggs.

Meatballs Recipe

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Meatball Recipe
This is a delicious and easy recipe for baked meatballs.
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 egg
Combine bread crumbs, milk, Parmesan cheese, parsley, Italian seasoning, garlic together in a large bowl. Then add eggs and ground beef and mix until well combined. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop up the meaballs making sure to press the scoop against the sides of the bowl so meaballs are tightly packed together. Put them on parchment lined baking sheets making sure to leave room between each meatball. Bake them for 20 minutes on 475 degrees F.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: large batch

If you would like to see the original recipe, you can click here at the Our Unschooling Journey Through Life blog.  

Please let me know if you make these meatballs and how you liked them.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the week and weekend.

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  1. Nothing like a good meatball! These look delicious!

  2. I usually pan fry ours but I'd like to try making them in the oven! Sounds wonderful and would be handy to have a few in the freezer for another day! Hugs, Diane

  3. Yum they look soooo good. Happy Thursday Julie.

  4. This is very similar to the recipe I always use for meatballs. Even when the recipe calls for frying them, I bake them!

  5. We love meatballs! It's even better when you can bake them as it's less mess. I better make this soon. Thanks for sharing Julie.
    Ping xo

  6. I do buy meatballs, but make them, too, Julie. When I do, I like to bake them, also, because it's less mess!!This recipe sounds really tasty. Thank you!

  7. Julie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I make meatballs a lot but I hate frying them so I just may try this baked meatball recipe!! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. These look good Julie! They sound easy enough too.
    xx Beca

  9. I love that these meatballs are baked. I'm anxious to try them. Thank you for sharing at Friday Favorites.

  10. I just made meatballs to go in my baked spaghetti in a similar manner. It is so easy. I was ready to make mine when I remembered I didn't have any bread or breadcrumbs. I crushed some crackers and that saved the day. - Margy

  11. That's a great basic meatball. There are so many things you can do! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner Party. I appreciate your contributions! Have a great weekend.


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