These Baked Meatballs are super easy to make and extremely 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.
Can you bake meatballs in the oven?
Um, YES! It’s the best way, in my opinion, because it’s the easiest way. You can let the oven do its thing while you prep other food, such as spaghetti sauce or pasta.
How long do you bake meatballs in the oven?
Thirty minutes is the magic number for my oven when it is set to 350 degrees F. They will begin to bubble and brown and make your house smell like heaven at around the 20-minute mark. Cut into the center of a meatball to ensure the meat is no longer pink and entirely cooked through before taking a delicious bite.
This week I have nibbled on these easy baked 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!