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Macro Friendly Meatball Parmesan

An easy and comforting dinner idea that is delicious on its own or enjoyed with pasta. I make this with my favorite Rao's marinara which is a little higher in fat grams, but you can use whatever marinara you love.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 250kcal


  • 8x8 baking dish


  • 1 pound low fat ground beef I used 93/7
  • 1/4 cup fat free milk
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups marinara sauce I used Rao's


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir ground beef together with milk, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, basil, salt, pepper and egg white until well mixed and combined. Divide into 8 equal meatballs and place into baking dish.
  • Cover meatballs with marinara sauce, cover with foil and bake 45 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked. Serve with extra parmesan cheese and pasta, if desired.


The more accurate macros for 1 serving (2 meatballs) of this recipe are as follows: 337 calories, 11.2g C/16.9g F/30.8g P.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 683IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 4mg