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Easy Basic Meatball Recipe

Basic Meatball Recipe

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  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 40-50 meatballs 1x



2 pounds ground beef, turkey, or pork (or a combination)

1 cup breadcrumbs 

2 large eggs

¾1 cup milk

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 1/2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning

½ cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated 

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 


1. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Combine ground meat in a large bowl with the breadcrumbs and eggs. Add ¾ cup of milk to mixture, then add a little more if the mixture is too dry. Add remaining ingredients and mix until combined, without overmixing.

3. Using your hands or a meatball scoop, form meatballs, and place the prepared baking sheet.

4. Bake meatballs for 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of the meatballs until browned and no pink remains in the center. Remove from oven and serve. 


To Freeze: Allow meatballs to cool completely. Place cooled meatballs on a greased baking sheet that will fit in your freezer. Place the baking sheet in the freezer until meatballs are frozen. Transfer meatballs to a freezer-safe container or resealable bag and return to the freezer.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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