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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 Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: meatball parmesan, meatballs
Servings: 24
Calories: 111kcal



  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking oil.
  • In a large bowl add ground pork, onion, eggs, breadcrumbs, oregano, basil and season with salt and pepper. Mix everything with your hands and form into 24 big meatballs. There should be enough for 24 meatballs. Place meatballs onto the baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Pour half a cup of 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. Cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until sauce is bubbly.
  • Sprinkle meatballs with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and place in the oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Garnish with some extra basil if preferred.


This recipe yields 24 meatballs, nutritional information is per meatball.
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.
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.
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.
Nutrition: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 134mg | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.6mg