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A plate of meatballs

Easy Meatball Recipe

Add this basic, easy meatball recipe to your arsenal tonight! Moist and tender meatballs, baked to perfection in the oven that can be adapted and added to nearly any recipe.
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Meatball
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 411kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a small, nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute onion until browned and tender, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Add cooked onions to a large bowl with remaining ingredients. Stir until evenly combined. Divide mixture into even 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoon portions and roll to smooth. (A cookie scoop works great for this!)
  • Place meatballs on prepared pan and bake 15-17 minutes or until browned and completely cooked. Remove meatballs (and any extra run off from the cooking process from the bottom of each meatball) and use as desired.


For an Italian Meatball, add in 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 teaspoon of dried basil and 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano.
For a Mexican Meatball, add in taco seasoning or 1 teaspoon cumin and 1 teaspoon chili powder.
For a Greek Meatball, add in 1/4 cup crumbled gets, 1 clove of minced garlic and 2 tablespoons chopped olives.


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 409mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2.9mg