Easiest Meatball Recipe

Easy Meatballs

Contributor: Ellie O'Brien

Here it is, the easiest meatball recipe ever. You won’t believe how simple (and delicious!) these are.

  • Author: Ellie O'Brien
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup minced Italian parsley (optional)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined. You can do this with a large spoon or with your hands. Don’t over-mix.
  3. Using a cookie scoop (approximately 1 inch in diameter), scoop out the meatballs onto the parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F on an instant read thermometer.