Baked Meatballs

Baked Meatballs

Recipe: Baked Meatballs


  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 pound ground round
  • 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained thoroughly
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 3 teaspoons dried basil
  • 3 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup bread crumbs, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pork, lamb, ground round, spinach, cheese, egg, basil, parsley, garlic powder, salt, red pepper flakes, and 1/4 cup of the bread crumbs. Using your hands, mix all ingredients until well incorporated.
  3. Place the remaining 1/4 cup of bread crumbs into a small bowl. Using a scale, weigh meatballs into 1.5 ounce portions. Using your hands, shape the meatballs into rounds, roll in the bread crumbs and place the meatballs on parchment paper on a sheet pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and cooked through (Do not overcook).

Personal Notes

  • Next time, try fresh bread crumbs in meatball to improve moisture retention.
  • Next time, cook 15 minutes and check temperature. Might be overcooking them at 20 minutes.

Cooking time (duration): 40

Number of servings (yield): 10

Inspired By: Baked Meatballs