Easy Oven Baked Meatballs

5 from 4 votes

Mouthwatering meatballs that are super simple to make!

Try these flavorful easy oven baked meatballs for dinner!

Nothing compares to meatballs fresh from the oven. These crowd-favorite treats never fail to get the party started when served as an appetizer, and even the pickiest eaters love them for dinner. These Easy Oven Baked Meatballs will satisfy all your meatball cravings while keeping things simple and healthy. With our foolproof recipe, you’ll have these tasty treats ready in a flash, and they won’t wreck your diet!

Simple Ingredients but Incredible Flavor

These oven baked meatballs will make an excellent appetizer or dinner!

This virtually effortless recipe calls for just a few staple ingredients and some household spices. Ground beef, panko breadcrumbs, and egg make up the bulk of these meatballs. Add in a handful of tasty spices to enrich the meatball dish, taking them to the next level. These include salt and pepper, garlic powder, minced onion, oregano, and dried basil.

You can totally modify this recipe based on your preferences, too. Feel free to substitute ground turkey for beef if you wish! This alternative works wonderfully and won’t skimp on flavor, even a tiny bit!

How to Make Oven Baked Meatballs

Our stress-free meatballs are super simple to prepare but taste like you spent hours in the kitchen.

These mouthwatering meatballs are a snap to whip up. They’re a one-pan recipe, too, which we love because it keeps things incredibly straightforward while leaving you with minimum cleanup. You don’t need any special culinary abilities to make these protein-packed goodies, either, but you’ll certainly impress a crowd with the flavorful final product. All in all, they make the perfect solution to busy weeknights when you want to throw something together fast.

First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and nonstick spray. Next, combine the ingredients and form them into 1-inch balls, placing them on the baking sheet. Finally, bake meatballs for 15 to 20 minutes, until they’re fully cooked through. You can check them with an instant-read thermometer (they should register 165°F) or cut into them to ensure they’re browned all the way through.

Yummy and Waistline-Friendly

Delicious meatballs and rich sauce make for one tasty meal!

We love these savory snacks for their taste, and we also appreciate their nutritional profile. Three of these oven baked meatballs contain a mere 145 calories. Meanwhile, they pack a major protein punch with 18 grams of protein per serving! That means these meatballs will fill you up and help curb your appetite, all without breaking the calorie bank. Lastly, our recipe boasts a low-fat, low-carb index your waistline will definitely appreciate. With 5 grams of carbohydrates, these meatballs make a great answer for all you keto enthusiasts out there!

For dinner, these lightened-up meatballs taste great with Instant Pot Skinny Spaghetti, or alongside warm, buttery potatoes like these 4-Ingredient Parmesan Roasted Potatoes. We also love serving this delectable one-pan meal as an awesome appetizer, so reach for this recipe for your next game day or barbecue get-together. Don’t be afraid to enjoy these treats on their own, as they make a scrumptious, protein-packed snack.

Want to make a delicious Italian Sauce to dip the meatballs in? Try our homemade pasta sauce recipe that truly rivals store-bought brands.

5 from 4 votes

Easy Oven Baked Meatballs

The perfect meatball for any dish. From main dishes to appetizers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 3 each
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian


  • 1 pound lean ground beef alternative: ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients and mix well. Form into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through. Add to your favorite pasta dish or meatball appetizer.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 3each | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Keto, Low-Carb

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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