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Best Baked Meatballs

Juicy, filling, and totally worth making! Our Best Baked Meatballs offer a combination of pork and beef mixed with spinach and parmesan cheese that get baked to perfection to eat now or easily freeze for later! Grab this healthy option to top off tonight’s spaghetti or zoodles or grab a hoagie and make a homemade meatball sub!

Best Baked Meatballs on a plate with spaghetti

Can you make meatballs without egg?

Yes! The main purpose of the eggs in this mixture is to act as a binding agent. They help all the ingredients stick together. In the absence of eggs, the combination of breadcrumbs and milk will work to bind your meatballs together. Using milk and breadcrumbs is also a good trick to cooking a more tender meatballs.

Do cooked meatballs freeze well?

Yes! We highly recommend to freeze cooked meatballs over raw ones because they are much easier to thaw and reheat that way. Most meatballs that are frozen in the freezer can last up to three months if stored well, in an airtight container.

Can I freeze cooked meatballs in sauce?

Absolutely! If you prefer to freeze the meatballs in the sauce they should freeze without problems. Just leave out the pasta. After cooking your meatballs, add the sauce and mix, then cool and chill the meatball mixture as quickly as possible and then transfer to airtight containers and freeze for up to 3 months.

Ingredients for Best Baked Meatballs

Ingredients for Best Baked Meatballs:

  • 1 LB ground beef
  • 1 LB ground pork
  • 2 C bread crumbs
  • 1 pkg spinach
  • 1 C grated parmesan
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3/4 C milk

How to make our Best Baked Meatballs:

Preheat oven to 325 F.

Make sure your meat and spinach, if using frozen, are fully thawed and any excess water from the spinach is well drained. Take all the ingredients and add them to a large bowl. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.

Ingredients for Best Baked Meatballs in a bowl to be mixed

Roll into balls, a little over an inch in diameter each. Next, line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Rolling meatballs onto cookie sheet
Raw Best Baked Meatballs on baking sheet

Bake for 45-60 minutes. Be sure to turn meatballs at least once halfway through cooking. You will want the meatballs to turn a golden brown and internal temp is 165 F.

Best Baked Meatballs with spaghetti and garlic bread

This recipe makes such a large batch of meatballs, makes a perfect dinner for tonight with enough to freeze for a night down the road. My kids and husband love them. My favorite part is getting spinach into my children’s mouth without them even knowing! They are full of flavor and will not disappoint!

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Best Baked Meatballs

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 LB Beef
  • 1 LB Pork
  • 2 C bread Crumbs
  • 1 pkg spinach
  • 1 C Grated Parmesan
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 2 Cloves of minced Garlic
  • 3/4 Cups Milk

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
    2. Mix all Ingredients.
    3. Roll into Balls.
    4. Line baking dish with parchment paper.
    5. Bake for 45-60 minutes. You want the meatballs to turn a golden brown and internal temp is 165 F.


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