Easy Baked Meatballs

These Baked Meatballs are ridiculously easy to make and the best kind of delicious. Serve them as a main dish or set them atop a heaping plate of spaghetti!

If you hear me say OH. MY. GOSH. while pulling something out of the oven, it's because whatever it is that I'm pulling out is not what I expected it to be. Now, most of the time that means it isn't as fluffy or pretty or lightly browned as I'd envisioned. When I pulled these delightful little balls of meat out of the oven, however, my OH. MY. GOSH. was a declaration of unexpected splendor. They smelled and looked soooo incredibly, satisfyingly delicious that I could hardly stand it. You might be thinking, Really?! Meatballs that looked and smelled that good?! Without hesitation, I say, Um..YES. That. Good. Now stop wasting time and go! Go make these.

This week I have nibbled on these meatballs straight out of the fridge. I have also added them to spaghetti and salad and I served them as a main dish for dinner. They would also be great to freeze! Just make sure the balls aren't in a big glob beforehand or they'll be a big glob when you thaw.

I used a lot of the same ingredients in this recipe as I do in my Meatloaf, which explains the success. Both are solid recipes that I make again and again and again.

That movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs that my boys have watched a thousand times? I finally get it. If I could look up and see any food falling from the sky in droves, it would be these meatballs.

Enjoy! Have a wonderful weekend!

Easy Baked Meatballs

Meatballs could NOT be easier or more delicious! These are show-stoppers!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Mar 17, 2017

Serves: 32 meatballs

Total time: 40 min

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Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup crushed Ritz crackers
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Few splashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking with parchment paper and set aside. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well using a heavy spoon or your hands.
  2. Form golf-ball-sized balls out of the meat mixture and place 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Serve as a main dish or atop a plate of spaghetti!