By liliaturcin5

PREP TIME: 15 mins | COOK TIME: 15 mins | TOTAL TIME: 30 mins | SERVINGS: 36 meatballs (3 dozen)

These delicious, easy-baked meatballs are made with ground beef, Parmesan cheese, plenty of spices, eggs, breadcrumbs, and water. Incredibly easy to make and ready in no time. Super good you’ll never make meatballs, another way again!


Easy Baked Meatballs:

1 large egg

2 tsp garlic powder

1 lb ground beef

2 tsp onion powder

1 and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

3/4 c. breadcrumbs

1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 c. lukewarm water

1/2 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp salt (less if desired, but meat loves salt)

Easy Marinara Sauce:

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsp olive oil

1 (28 oz) can of crushed tomatoes

1 tsp sugar

1 and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning

Extra Parmesan cheese, for serving

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

How to make Easy Baked Meatballs

Easy Baked Meatballs:

Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 425 degrees F. Using parchment paper, line a large baking sheet and set aside.

Step 2: Place the ground meat, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, black pepper, salt, egg, cheese, and breadcrumbs in a large bowl. Mix well until combined. Gradually add in the water, a couple of tbsp at a time, mixing using your hands until just combined. Make sure not to overmix the mixture. At this point, the mixture should be very moist but still hold its form when rolled into meatballs.

Step 3: Scoop about 1 tbsp of meat using an ice cream scoop or large spoon. Place the mixture into your palms and shape it into a ball. On the prepared baking sheet, place the meatball. Do the same with the remaining mixture.

Step 4: Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until the meatballs are completely cooked.

Easy Marinara Sauce:

Step 5: While the meatballs are baking, heat the oil in a medium-sized pan over medium-low heat. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic to the pan and saute for about a minute or until the garlic is aromatic and golden. Next, add the crushed red pepper flakes (optional) followed by the crushed tomatoes, salt, sugar, and seasoning. Stir well until mixed, and let the sauce simmer for at least 10 minutes, stirring often. To taste, season with extra salt and pepper.

Step 6: Add the cooked meatballs to the sauce and toss to coat. Enjoy!

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