Meatballs with Parmesan Cheese
I typically like dinner to be two things: easy and delicious. So when I set out to make dinner – or even better, freezer meals that I can pull out at the last minute – I want to infuse lots of good flavor into my recipes, but keep it simple.
This Parmesan Meatballs with Garlic recipe is a great protein that you can make for now or freeze for later.
I make them with breadcrumbs, but if you want to keep them carb or gluten-free, keto or paleo friendly, you can use pork rinds for the same crunch. Your choice!
Serve these with my Creamy Garlic Pasta if you want to continue the garlic theme!
Baked Meatball Recipe
1 lb ground beef
1 egg, large
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, fresh and grated
1/2 cup breadcrumbs or crushed pork rinds
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Choose whether you’d like to use bread crumbs or pork rinds. If you are going with the pork rinds, seal them in a Ziploc baggie and crush them to bits with a rolling pin.
In a large mixing bowl, combine your ground beef, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs or pork rinds, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper together. Work these together with your hands until they are well combined.
Pinch off a ping pong sized ball and work it with your hands into a round meatball shape. Place the meatball on a baking sheet, allowing an inch between each one for a more even cook.
If you want to add another layer of flavor to your meatballs, brown them in a pan before baking, but you can absolutely skip this step if you’re low on time. They’re delicious either way!
Bake the meatballs for 18-20 minutes, until all of the pink is gone from the center. Serve hot with a little more parmesan cheese on top or allow them to cool before placing in a freezer bag and freezing.
*This should yield about 24 meatballs depending on how large you make them.
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Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 578mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 21g
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This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
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