Herb and Garlic Meatballs Recipe

Herb and Garlic Meatballs

The Spruce / Crystal Hughes

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
225 Calories
11g Fat
4g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 409mg 9%
*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.)

Serve these delicious meatballs with your favorite spaghetti sauce and pasta dish or prepare them for a party appetizer with dips or a sweet and sour sauce. These meatballs would also be wonderful with a stroganoff sauce on noodles.

To make a uniform size, weigh each meatball or use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon as you shape the meatballs. Wet your hands to keep the meatball mixture easier to handle.


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 85 percent lean

  • 1/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or about 2 teaspoons dried

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten

  • 1/4 cup milk

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Herb and Garlic Meatballs ingredients

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  2. Spray a cooling rack with baking or nonstick cooking spray and place in a foil-lined jelly roll pan or roasting pan. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    cooling rack on top of a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil

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  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

    meatball ingredients in a bowl

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  4. Shape into 1-inch meatballs using your hands (dipping them in a bit of water will help prevent the ground meat from sticking). Arrange the meatballs on the prepared rack.

    meatballs on a prepared rack

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  5. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until cooked through. If your meatballs are larger, bake longer, or until thoroughly cooked to an internal temperature of 160 F.

    Herb and Garlic Meatballs on a rack

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