Easy Meatballs With Herbs

Baked Meatballs With Herbs
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 dozen meatballs (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
237 Calories
11g Fat
7g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 dozen meatballs (12 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 237
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 26g
Calcium 69mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy meatballs are flavored with dried herbs and fresh parsley and baked to perfection. Use 85% ground beef for the most flavorful and moist meatballs.

Enjoy these tasty meatballs in your favorite pasta sauce or serve from the slow cooker with a barbecue sauce, sweet and sour sauce, and pineapple chunks, or other appetizer sauce.



  • 2 pounds 85% ground beef
  • 1/3 cup fine dry breadcrumbs (garlic flavored or plain)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup milk or evaporated milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a large baking pan or roasting pan with foil and place a large cooling rack on the foil.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef with the breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, dried thyme, basil, and oregano, the salt and pepper, beaten egg, and milk. Mix with hands until well blended.

  4. Shape into 1-inch meatballs using hands or a cookie scoop. Place on the rack.

  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until cooked through and nicely browned.

  6. Enjoy!


  • To keep the mess to a minimum, put the ingredients in a large food-storage bag, close it, and squeeze the bag to blend ingredients. Alternatively, use disposable gloves to mix ingredients. The paddle attachment of a stand mixer does a good job, but take care not to overmix if you use the mixer.