Homemade meatballs are a great choice because they can be a protein-rich snack, tossed into spaghetti sauce, or served up on mashed potatoes for an easy, throw-together dinner. You can always grab a bag of Kroger or Costco frozen meatballs, but I like this recipe for those days that you want to shop your pantry and stay at home. This recipe is so savory that bread crumbs aren’t needed, so it’s a gluten free and low carb option too. Woot!
Homemade meatballs: baked vs. stove top
As you’ll see in the video below, I performed a fun experiment to determine if the skillet meatballs I’ve always cooked would be faster and better than baked meatballs?! Watch the video to find out who’s the winner of the homemade meatball contest!
I accidentally pictured and “said” garlic salt in this recipe when I meant garlic POWDER! I realized it after filming. You will use garlic POWDER or minced garlic, not garlic salt! I have corrected it on the recipe card.
No matter whether you enjoy cooking meatballs on the stovetop or in the oven, the recipe I used for both was the same. Both of these would be low carb meatballs without my trying to make them fit that lifestyle. They just do. I don’t use bread crumbs in this meatballs recipe, so it would also work as gluten free meatballs too. I believe they would be paleo meatballs too without the optional Parmesan cheese that I add.
Let’s get on to that scrumptious but easy-peasy recipe, shall we?
Homemade meatballs recipe
Below you’ll find a printable recipe card for the baked meatballs recipe. You basically just mix the seasonings and Parmesan cheese with the egg, and then mix this into the ground meat and make small teaspoon-sized meatballs. You’ll line them on a prepared pan into the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. So. Stinkin.’ Easy!
- 1½ pounds ground meat
- 3 T Liquid Aminos, Liquid Smoke, or Worchestershire
- 1 T Garlic Powder
- 1 Egg
- ¼ C Parmesan Cheese
- 1 T Italian Seasoning
- 1 T Parsley
- 1 T Salt
- 1 T Pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Mix all spices in a bowl.
- Pour in Parmesan Cheese & one egg & stir til blended.
- Mix spice/cheese mixture into ground meat with your hands.
- Make small balls & line them on cookie sheet.
- Cook at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
- No need to flip meatballs.
Let me know how YOUR homemade meatballs turn out!
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