Homemade Baked Meatballs
Did you know that you can make delicious Homemade Baked Meatballs in the oven? If you enjoy eating meatballs, all you need is ground beef, ground pork, and a few other ingredients to prepare your own that will go great with your favorite pasta, or with lots of savory sides, such as macaroni and cheese or roasted vegetables.
These meatballs are great to serve to the family for dinner, but they also come in handy when you are cooking for special occasions because your guests will love them!
What Are Baked Meatballs?
Baked meatballs consist of a mixture of meats and seasonings to create flavor bitesize balls that you can eat with or without your favorite marinara sauce. While not all meatballs contain the same ingredients, these easy baked meatballs consist of ground beef, ground pork, breadcrumbs, and additional seasonings.
Baked Meatball Ingredients
Prepare the Homemade Meatballs using the following ingredients:
- Ground Beef. The ground beef is easy to work with and has a great taste, especially when combined with the other ingredients.
- Ground Pork. Adding ground beef into the mix makes the meatballs extra flavorful.
- Italian Breadcrumbs. The breadcrumbs work to create the right consistency for shaping the meat into balls.
- Ketchup. As a secret ingredient, the ketchup offers a slight sweetness to these meatballs.
You will also need eggs and several seasonings, including garlic powder, onion powder, salt, oregano, and pepper.
How to Make Oven-Baked Meatballs – Step by Step
Make the easy baked meatballs by following these quick and simple steps:
Step 1: Preheat Oven
First, you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: Mix Your Ingredients
Grab a large mixing bowl and add both the ground beef and ground pork to it. You can then add all the other ingredients into the bowl, mixing well with a fork or your hands.
Step 3: Shape Your Meatballs
Remove a small amount of meat from the mixing bowl at a time. Use your hands to shape the meat into balls and then set each ball on a plate.
Step 4: Bake the Meatballs
Place your meatballs on top of a lined baking sheet, and put the baking sheet in the oven. Bake your meatballs for 20-25 minutes before removing them from the oven. Please make sure the internal temperature is at least 145 degrees before you serve and eat them.
Step 5: Serve
Remove, allow to cool slightly and serve with your choice of side.
Tips and Notes
These meatballs are the perfect accompaniment to pasta, but you can also serve your meatballs with all kinds of sides. These are some side dishes that will taste great with the baked meatballs:
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
- Pesto Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
- Roasted Vegetable Macaroni and Cheese
How to Store Leftovers
Put any extra baked Homemade Meatballs in a food container. You may want to use a microwave-safe container with an airtight lid because then you can place the container right in the microwave to reheat the meatballs when you want to eat them. The meatballs will stay fresh in the fridge for up to four days.
Can I Freeze These Meatballs?
You can freeze the meatballs. If you want to freeze them, it is best to mix your ingredients, roll your meat into balls, and then freeze them before baking them. You can always keep the meatballs in the freezer for around six months before you pull them out, place them on a baking sheet, and bake them.
It is also possible to freeze them after baking them. However, the meatballs will taste best when you eat them straight from the oven while they are hot.
Other Italian Recipes to Try
If you enjoy the Homemade Meatballs, you will love some of these other Italian recipes that taste just as good. Be sure to check out some of the following recipes:
- One-Pot Italian Sausage Pasta
- Creamy Zuppa Toscana
- Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Potatoes Bake
- Manicotti Italian Casserole Recipe
Meatballs are delicious as a main course or as an appetizer. If you liked this recipe, please pin it to Pinterest for others to enjoy. Sharing is caring!
Homemade Baked Meatballs
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients. Do not overmix!
- Scoop out a tablespoon of the mixture and form a ball in your hands. Place meatballs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat for all the meat.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees.
- This recipe makes about 24 meatballs.
- How to Store Leftovers: Put any extra baked Homemade Meatballs in a food container. You may want to use a microwave-safe container with an airtight lid because then you can place the container right in the microwave to reheat the meatballs when you want to eat them. The meatballs will stay fresh in the fridge for up to four days.
- How to freeze: You can freeze the meatballs. If you want to freeze them, it is best to mix your ingredients, roll your meat into balls, and then freeze them before baking them. You can always keep the meatballs in the freezer for around six months before you pull them out, place them on a baking sheet, and bake them.
- It is also possible to freeze them after baking them. However, the meatballs will taste best when you eat them straight from the oven while they are hot.
I never thought about baking meatballs in the oven before. I am going to have to try this recipe soon.
Never tried baking meatballs but looks like this is a really good idea. No oil!
I made these meatballs tonight,and they were so good. I didnt have any fresh parmesean cheese, so i used the dry shake on kind.i didnt have onion salt so i used dry onion flakes, they turned out very good.
I think the flavor of the ground pork is what my meatball recipe is missing. We will be enjoying your recipe this coming week.
I was just thinking about making meatballs the other day, but didn’t think about baking them. Definitely going to try this out! SO much easier to make a handful
My husband loves meatballs and I am always looking for new ways to mix them up. Looking forward to trying this one out soon
These are perfect for Sunday dinner! I love meatballs
I haven’t tried to bake meatballs before. I can’t wait to try this!