Healthy baked meatballs recipe

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These easy to make and healthy baked meatballs are your foolproof, go to recipe, a much healthier alternative to the classic meatballs! You’ll be making this baked meatball recipe over and over again!

Baked meatball recipe

Baked Meatballs

Meatballs are always a hit in this household because well…who doesn’t love meatballs? They’re delicious, quick to make, can be used in a lot of recipes and are pretty filling. They’re not quite the healthiest recipe though, aren’t they? So I thought I should keep my family happy and healthy with a lighter and healthier baked meatball recipe.

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These baked meatballs are basically my usual meatballs recipe but baked instead of fried which makes a huge difference! The recipe on itself is not too unhealthy but throw in some deep frying and you’re in for a health disaster! Ok, maybe that’s too much to say but try and eat fried meatballs every day and my guess is, that’s not going to land you too far.

Homemade Baked Meatballs

I’ve made this baked meatball recipe with pork meat but if you want to make these healthy meatballs extra healthy, turkey or chicken would be a better alternative. Maybe fish too, if you’re a fish fan. I added some garlic because we’re such garlic addicts and a handful of fresh parsley to make this healthy meatball recipe taste a little more fresh but I believe oregano would work well too!

Easy Baked Meatballs

Baked Meatballs recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 1/2 cup homemade bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 small garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk (optional, if you find the mixture too thick)
  • cooking spray
  • baking pan

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Line a pan with baking paper and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, mix all ingredients.
  • Shape the mixture into small meatballs.
  • Place 1/2″ apart in pan.

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  • Bake uncovered 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.
  • I like to serve these healthy baked meatballs with plain yogurt, makes them taste even lighter.

Baked Meatballs

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Baked meatball recipe

These easy to make and healthy baked meatballs are your foolproof, go to recipe, a much healthier alternative to the classic meatballs! You'll be making this baked meatball recipe over and over again!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: baked meatball recipe, baked meatballs, easy baked meatballs, healthy baked meatballs, healthy meatball recipe, healthy meatballs
Servings: 30 meatballs
Author: Petro

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground pork
  • 1/2 cup homemade bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 5 small garlic cloves smashed
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • handful of fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk optional, if you find the mixture too thick
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Line a baking sheet with baking paper and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, mix all ingredients.
  • Shape the mixture into small meatballs.
  • Place 1/2" apart in pan.
  • Bake uncovered 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

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  1. 5 stars
    Whenever Mom had a bunch of ground meat/fresh sausage she had to use up, she would make and bake meatballs for the freezer. Believe me those gallon bags of home made meatballs were very handy on busy days. One bag in a pot of home canned spaghetti sauce with a pound of cooked pasta and a thrown together salad made for a very hearty and healthy meal in about twenty minutes!
    P.S. Mom made small meatballs for the freezer (1 teaspoon) so they would thaw fast in the hot sauce.