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!
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. It is a delicious weeknight meal that will fit right into your meal planning 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 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 garlic meatballs are juicy and flavorful, and really only take a couple of minutes to get ready.
One tip if you like a little kick, add a few red pepper flakes to the meat mixture before you form them into balls. You’ll be impressed!
Serve these with my Creamy Garlic Pasta if you want to continue the garlic theme!
Baked Meatball Recipe
How To Make:
1 lb ground beef
1 egg, large
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 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 the meatball ingredients together with your hands until the meatball mixture is well combined in the large bowl.
Pinch off a ping pong-sized ball and work it with your hands into a round meatball shape. Place the raw meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat, allowing an inch between each one for a more even cook.
If you want to add another layer of flavor to your juicy meatballs, brown them in a large skillet over medium-high heat before baking, but you can absolutely skip this step if you’re low on time. They’re delicious either way!
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 hot with a little more parmesan cheese on top.
Serve these with some garlic bread and pasta or eat them all by themselves. Enjoy!
For any leftovers, allow them to cool completely before placing them in a freezer bag or tightly wrapped in aluminum foil and freezing. These will be good for up to 2 months in the freezer or 3 days in the refrigerator.
*This should yield about 24 meatballs depending on how large you make them.
Can I Use A Different Ground Meat For This Meatballs Recipe?
Yes! You can easily use 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:
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- Baked Chicken Meatballs with Hidden Veggies
- Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Soup
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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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