These Easy Baked Meatballs come together in just 10 minutes and then are baked to perfection in the oven. No oil splatters or manning a frying pan required!
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These Easy Baked Meatballs are a family oldie but a goodie that I’m finally getting around to sharing with you. Shame on me! Hopefully you won’t hold it against me but start making them for your own family instead! I looked in the binder I wrote this recipe originally in and apparently we’ve been enjoying these since 2003. That’s 11 years! 11 YEARS! Proof that they’re most definitely a keeper!
We’re quite the meatball loving family. You can often find on our weekly menu my Slow Cooker Thai Chili Peanut Meatballs, my childhood favorite Porcupine Meatballs and even these kid friendly Peanut Butter Pasta and Jelly Meatballs.
Need more proof that these Easy Baked Meatballs are the real deal? They started as a great and simple addition to several meals – including my Four Cheese Meatball and Sweet Pepper Lasagna – but soon became the star of the show. As in they have become our Christmas day dinner of spaghetti and meatballs. Everyone loves them, they can be prepped ahead of time and they allow us to enjoy the day together rather than worrying about cooking an elaborate meal.
What puts the easy in these Easy Baked Meatballs? Let me tell you! First, I’m taking the less messy way of mixing the ingredients by taking them for a short spin in the bowl of my electric mixer. By doing this, all the ingredients are mixed thoroughly but more importantly, they aren’t over mixed. Second, forget the frying! By baking these meatballs instead of frying them, there is no spattering mess created and each and every meatball is cooked evenly. Have I convinced you yet?
These Easy Baked Meatballs also freeze well and are awesome to have on hand for a quick and easy meal. Simply prepare and bake as directed. Let cool completely and then store in a zip top bag in the freezer until you’re ready to enjoy. They simply need to warm through and they’re ready to go!
Easy Baked Meatballs
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 2 egg whites
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, add all ingredients.
- Mix on low speed until just combined, being careful not to over mix.
- Using a medium cookie scoop, form meatballs and place on baking sheet.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
- Stir into your favorite sauce or add to your favorite recipe.
Although these Easy Baked Meatballs are delicious as is, they’re also the perfect choice for these Halloween ready Meatball Mummies, comforting Meatball Cottage Pie and this delicious dinner idea, Meatball and Rice Skillet with Baby Peas.