Simple Italian Meatballs

Looking for a simple and tasty Italian Meatballs recipe? Try this quick and easy version, ready in just 30 minutes.

italian meatballs

If you are looking for a quick and simple way to make Italian Meatballs then this recipe is for you. Fresh Italian Meatballs in less than 30 minutes!

These delicious Meatballs can be used in a variety of ways. Serve them as an appetizer, use them to make a Meatball Sub, or add them to your favorite Pasta Dish.

italian meatballs

While the recipe itself is pretty straightforward, you can easily modify it for your needs. I like to use a little more parmesan cheese in some situations and in a pinch if I don’t have any fresh parsley on hand I will use dried parsley.

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How to Handle Raw Beef

  • Thaw raw ground beef on a plate on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid dripping onto other foods.
  • Keep raw and ready-to-eat meats separate.
  • Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw ground beef. Wash cutting boards, bowls, and utensils used to prepare raw ground beef with hot soapy water and rinse well.
  • Use separate plates to carry raw ground beef patties to the cooking area and cooked patties to the serving area.
  • Use a Thermometer to ensure Ground Beef Reaches the Safely Cooked Internal Temperature of 160°F.

You can also make the meatballs a little smaller if you need or want more than 12 meatballs. Either way, just make sure the internal temperature of the meatballs reaches 160°F.

marinara sauce on meatballs

You will need the following ingredients to make this Italian Meatballs recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Panko Bread Crumbs – regular bread crumbs will work as well
  • Parmesan Cheese – shredded or grated
  • Fresh Parsley – if you don’t have any fresh parsley on hand you can use dried parsley in a pinch ~ 1 tablespoon of dried
  • Whole Milk – or any kind of milk you have on hand
  • Eggs
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Kosher Salt – regular salt is fine too
  • Ground Black Pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, milk, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper.
    meatball mixture in a bowl
  3. Form 12 (1 1/2 inch) balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
    meatballs on baking sheet
  4. Bake until cooked through, approximately 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches approximately 160°F.
    meatballs fresh out of the oven

Printable Recipe Card

italian meatballs

Simple Italian Meatballs

Looking for a simple and tasty Italian Meatballs recipe? Try this quick and easy version, ready in just 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American
Servings 12 meatballs
Calories 93 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • ½ cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup Whole Milk
  • 2 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the beef, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, milk, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Form 12 (1 1/2 inch) balls. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake until cooked through, approximately 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches approximately 160°F.

Nutrition

Calories: 93kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 11gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 511mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 186IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Barbara says:

    These meatballs were delicious. The Parmesan cheese gave it that extra flavor that you look for in meatballs.

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