Baked Meatballs

Prep Time: 10m Cook Time: 14m Total Time: 24m

Baked Meatballs
Photo of Patti Cook, RN, BSN, Diabetes Education

Recommended by Patti Cook, RN, BSN, Diabetes Education

Courtesy of USDA MyPlate

Make your own meatballs to use now or freeze them for a quick dinner at another time.


  • 1 pound ground beef, 90% lean (or ground turkey)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk, 1% (or non-fat)
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder


  1. Mix all ingredients, shape into balls (about 24 meatballs)
  2. Arrange on baking sheets that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 425°F for 12-15 minutes. It is best to use a food safety thermometer to check for doneness (it should read 160°F for ground beef and 165°F for ground turkey).
  4. If meatballs are being saved for future use, chill rapidly; package in amounts needed per meal and freeze immediately.

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories: 131
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 59mg
  • Sodium: 98mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 13g

Makes 8 servings

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