If you are looking for a delicious baked meatball recipe, you’re going to love these Parmesan Meatballs with Garlic. An easy dinner for tonight or freeze them for later!
Garlic 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 meal prep and freeze for later. It is a delicious weeknight meal that will fit right into your meal planning (meatball subs anyone?) or can even be a fantastic appetizer for a dinner party.
I make these garlic parmesan meatballs with breadcrumbs, but if you want to keep them low carb or gluten-free, keto, or paleo-friendly, you can use pork rinds for the same crunch. Your choice!
If this is one of the new recipes you’re trying, you’ll be shocked at every clean plate that comes into the kitchen. These easy parmesan garlic meatballs are juicy and flavorful, and really only take a couple of minutes to get ready.
Serve these with my Creamy Garlic Pasta if you want to continue the garlic theme!
- You have your choice of whether you’d like to use bread crumbs or pork rinds. If you are going with the pork rinds, seal them in a large Ziploc bag and crush them to bits with a rolling pin.
- If you like a little kick, add a few red pepper flakes to the meat mixture before you form them into balls.
- If you want to add another layer of flavor and texture to your juicy meatballs, brown them in a large skillet over medium-high heat before baking. You can absolutely skip this step if you’re low on time. They’re delicious either way!
- This recipe should yield about 24 meatballs depending on how large you make them.
How To Make Parmesan Meatballs With Garlic
Garlic Parmesan Meatballs Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
1 large egg
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, fresh and grated
1/2 cup breadcrumbs or crushed pork rinds (for keto/gluten-free)
3 – 4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
Large rimmed cookie sheet
Silicone baking mat, parchment paper, or nonstick cooking spray
Large mixing bowl
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
Step 2: In a large bowl, combine your ground beef, parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs or pork rinds, fresh garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
Work the meatball ingredients together with your hands until the meatball mixture is well combined.
Step 3: Pinch off a ping pong-sized ball and work it with your hands into a round meatball shape. Place the raw meatballs on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer, allowing an inch between each one for a more even cook.
Do your best to make these equal-sized portions so that they cook at the same rate.
Step 4: Bake the beef meatballs for 18-20 minutes, until all of the pink is gone from the center or the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees with a meat thermometer.
Serve your homemade meatballs hot with a little more parmesan cheese on top.
Pair this simple dish with some garlic bread and pasta or eat them all by themselves. Enjoy!
How To Store Leftover Garlic Parmesan Meatballs
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
How To Freeze Leftover Garlic Parmesan Meatballs
To freeze this garlic parmesan meatballs recipe, allow the cooked meatballs to cool completely before placing them in a resealable freezer bag, tightly wrapped in aluminum foil, and freezing.
These will be good for up to 2 months in the freezer for best results.
Can I Use A Different Type Of Ground Meat For This Meatballs Recipe?
Yes! You can easily use ground pork, ground turkey, or ground chicken to make these tender meatballs instead of lean ground beef.
As a fun twist, you could also serve your chicken meatballs with pasta sauce, essentially turning them into chicken parmesan meatballs!
With so many natural flavors, these will be a huge hit no matter what meat you choose.
Are You Looking For More Of The Best Meatball Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Meatball Kale Soup with Couscous
- Baked Chicken Meatballs with Hidden Veggies
- Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Soup
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If you are looking for a baked meatball recipe, you're going to love my Parmesan Meatballs with Garlic! An easy dinner for tonight or freeze them for later! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. 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.
Parmesan Meatballs With Garlic
Serving Size: 3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 578mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 21g
If you are looking for a baked meatball recipe, you're going to love my Parmesan Meatballs with Garlic! An easy dinner for tonight or freeze them for later!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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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- My cheeseburger roll up is an excellent way to use up leftover ground beef.
- This Taco Bell crunch wrap copycat recipe is super tasty.
- This tater tot casserole with cream of chicken is perfect for a weeknight dinner.
- My beef and broccoli casserole is perfect for if you’re watching your carbs.
- This cornbread chili casserole is an excellent dish for when you’re tight on time.
- My old fashioned goulash recipe will remind you of grandma’s.
- Have a crescent roll pizza for breakfast this weekend.
- These taco stuffed crescent rolls are a great way to use leftover meat.
- My dorito taco salad is a great side or main dish.
- Make my cheeseburger soup recipe when it’s a crockpot kinda day.
Let me just say these are some of the best meatballs we’ve had! It’s one of the kids FAVORITE meals, even my picky eaters! Our oven had been out of commission for a little while and we just installed our new one and you can guess what the first dinner they’ve requested is haha!
Alli Doubek says
Oh, I’m so glad! 🙂