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freshly baked meatball parmesan in a black skillet.
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Meatball Parmesan

This baked Meatball Parmesan recipe features traditional meatballs smothered in a delicious marinara sauce and topped with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. A classic and simple dish that is beautiful yet delicious.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: meatball parmesan, meatballs
Servings: 8
Calories: 366kcal


  • pounds ground pork
  • 1 medium onion chopped or shredded with a box grater
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • cups mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated


  • In a large bowl add the ground pork, onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, oregano, basil and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything together and form into 24 equal size meatballs. Place meatballs in your air fryer basket and air fry at 380°F for 15 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Pour half of the marinara sauce onto the bottom of a skillet. Arrange the meatballs in the skillet, they and top each meatball with some of the remaining marinara sauce.
  • Sprinkle meatballs with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and place in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese melts and is bubbly. Garnish with some extra basil if preferred.



  1. This recipe yields 24 meatballs, nutritional information is for 4 meatballs.
  2. Can I use any other type of meat: Any ground meat would work. Ground beef would work great as well. You can also combine meats like ground pork and ground beef together.
  3. Can I fry these: Yes! Heat about a tbsp of oil in a skillet then add the meatballs and fry until golden all around, should take about 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Leftovers: This Meatball Parmesan recipe will last 3 - 4 days in the fridge if stored in an airtight container. To freeze just place the cooked meatballs on a baking sheet and freeze separately to begin with. Transfer them to a freezer bag or otherwise airtight container and place back in the cold and they'll keep for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 506mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 2mg