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Homemade Meatballs

How to make amazing, flavorful homemade meatballs. I love making them from scratch with ingredients I already have in my home. These freeze well and can be used in so many dishes.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword homemade meatballs, meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 48 meatballs


  • 2 lbs ground meat of your choice(we use beef and ground turkey often) I generally use what I have in the freezer
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs(panko or traditional) I use gluten free Panko because I am gluten intolerant.
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp each fresh chopped herbs including (basil, oregano, parsley) you can sub dried herbs, just cut them back because they are stronger in flavor.
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper(optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, but leave out half the breadcrumbs. Sometimes I end up not needing as much.

  2. Preheat your oven to 425°

  3. Shape your meat into balls about 2 tbsp in size

  4. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the center reaches 160°

  6. Serve immediately in your favorite sauce, or freeze them in a freezer bag.

  7. Let them cool completely before freezing.

  8. We love having ready to use meatballs in the freezer. It makes dinner so much easier.