Easy Homemade Meatball Recipe

September 20, 2010

easy meatball recipe

My husband is not really a great fan of pasta but since he married an Italian, he knows he’s gotta grin and bear it.  So to tempt him into my world of pasta loving, I usually bribe him with homemade meatballs.  Works every time!

This homemade meatball recipe is so simple to make and it only takes a few minutes to assemble.  I get about 12 large meatballs out of one recipe so I usually split it and freeze half for another meal.

Easy Homemade Meatballs


1 lb of ground beef (or ground turkey)
1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 egg
1/2 cup milk


1.  Preheat oven to 375°.  In a medium size bowl, mix together all of the ingredients.  Roll meatballs by hand into 2″ balls.

2.  Place meatballs on a baking tray and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until browned.  Remove and add to your favorite pasta sauce.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Buy Online Food November 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I usually buy meatballs from a gourmet store and never thought about making my own. I don’t know why since I make my own meatloaf and hamburgers. It’s time for me to make some meatballs from the left over meat.


JP May 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm

This was the first time I had made meatballs, I used a different type of bread crumbs and added some onion powder and a little bit of parsley. It turned out really good and the meatballs seemed to melt in your mouth. Definitely a recipe I will use again. :)


Sara September 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm

This was my first time ever making meatballs, they came out very good, moist. The only thing is I will probably add more seasoning next time, but it will be the same basic recipe. Thank you! :)

P.S. Who doesn’t like pasta?!


Bradley January 30, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Love them! Easy and they taste great. I added a little Worcestershire and used regular bread crums.


Amanda January 31, 2012 at 10:55 am

Glad you like them Bradley! Thanks for stopping by.


Richard September 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

Great recipe! Easy and delicious. Did add sage and Mexican oregano to add my own spin to the recipe. Thank you Amanda! This Texan approves this recipe:^)


myfindsonline September 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm

You’re welcome Richard! Glad you like them!


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