Easy Baked Meatballs

easy baked meatballs on a grey plate

Easy baked meatballs are a meatball recipe with a surprise ingredient that keeps these super moist! Cover in homemade sauce or you favorite jarred sauce and serve with your favorite pasta for a comforting dinner.



1lb ground beef
3 cloves garlic, grated
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup half & half
1/4 cup plain Panko bread crumbs
1 egg


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare your baking sheet by lining it with tin foil, then placing a cooling rack or baking rack on top and spraying it with cooking spray so the meatballs don’t stick to it.

2. To make the meatball mixture, in a large bowl add the ground beef, grated garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and the egg.

3. In another smaller bowl combine the Panko and that half & half. Let this bread crumb mixture sit for 2-3 minutes to the bread crumbs absorb some of the liquid. Then, pour this into the bowl with the ground beef and mix everything together, but do not over mix or else you could end up with tough meatballs.

4. Once everything is combined, form into meatballs about the size of a golf ball and place them on the baking rack on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-22 minutes until no longer pink inside and cooked through. Serve with your favorite sauce and pasta!


If you want to make this easier use your favorite jarred sauce. Go for a quality jarred sauce if you’re not making your own.

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