Easy Italian Meatball Recipe

5 from 3 reviews

This simple and easy Meatball Recipe is filled with ground beef and pork, seasoned to perfection and then baked in the oven until tender and juicy.




  1. Adjust racks in oven to upper and lower thirds. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and coat two large baking sheets with non-stick spray.
  2. Combine the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and use your clean hands to gently massage the meat mixture together. Don’t over-mix or the meatballs can become tough.
  3. Scoop meat mixture into 1 tbsp balls and roll with lightly greased hands. Arrange on baking sheet about 1 inch apart, with about 30 meatballs on each baking sheet.
  4. Bake both pans of meatballs at the same time, one on the top third of the oven and one on the lower third. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the meatballs and return pans to opposite racks in the oven. Continue baking for an additional 10 to 12 minutes, or until the meatballs are browned nicely and reach 165 degrees internally. Enjoy!


Serve meatballs tossed with my homemade Marinara Sauce for a delicious combination.

FREEZER OPTION – these meatballs freeze very well! Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container and freezing up to 3 months. Simply add frozen meatballs to sauce and heat or microwave until heated through.

Keywords: Italian Meatballs, Baked, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Dinner, easy