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meatballs in marinara sauce

Best Baked Meatballs

Best Easy Baked Meatballs - Flavor-packed delicious homemade baked meatballs are the perfect comfort meal! The meatballs are tossed in marinara sauce and served over a bed of spaghetti or on toasty rolls.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 20 meatballs


  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Onion finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Ritz Crackers or Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp Basil dried or 1 tsp fresh chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano dried or 1/2 tsp fresh chopped
  • 1 tsp Parsley dried or 1 tbsp fresh chopped
  • 1 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 cups Marinara Sauce see notes


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients expect for the marinara sauce. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Form meatballs using a 1 1/2 tbsp cookie scoop or with your hands. This should make 20 meatballs. Transfer to parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Heat marinara/pasta sauce on the stove in a large pot. Gently toss meatballs in the sauce.
  • Serve over a bed of spaghetti or on toasty french rolls for a delicious sandwich. Enjoy!


Marinara Sauce – Here’s my super easy marinara sauce recipe. Or you can use a 24 oz. jar of your favorite pasta/marinara sauce.
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