Rows of well-browned meatballs that were baked on a pan that was lined with parchment paper

How to Bake Meatballs Recipe

Contributor: Jamie Silva

You’ll love this little trick for making baked meatballs just as crispy and amazing as pan fried.

  • Author: Jamie Silva
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 15 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. ground pork


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine breadcrumbs, egg, onion, optional garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the ground beef and ground pork and mix just until combined. Do not over mix. 
  4. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake until no longer pink inside, about 18-20 minutes.
  6. Turn on the broiler. Place the pan of meatballs 6-8 inches from the heat source and broil until brown and crisp, 4-5 minutes. Flip and brown the other side also. Remove from oven.

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