How to Make the Best Meatball Recipe Ever

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Do you ever make homemade meatballs? They are so easy to make and delicious.

I am going to show with you the best meatball recipe ever. These are Italian inspired meatballs and you likely have everlasting on hand already to make these.

Make a large batch and freeze them out in portions to use in spaghetti, soup, sub sandwiches and more!

Here is how you make these. (Don’t forget to check out all of our easy recipes for busy families while you’re here!)

This is the best meatball recipe ever!


  • 1 lb ground beef, we use grass-fed
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce, portioned out in 1/2 cup portions
  • 1/2 c bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • spray oil for pan

Put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and combine using your hands.

how to make homemade meatballs

Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray.

Make small size meatballs by rolling the meat in your hands. You can use a small melon scooper to get even size portions.

Space them out just a bit so they are not touching.

how to make meatballs from scratch

Use the remaining tomato sauce and add a scoop of sauce over top each meatball.

This recipe will make 24-32 meatballs depending on the size you want.

Pop them in a 350° oven for 20-25 minutes.

homemade meatballs for soup or spaghetti

When they are done let them cool and then remove and place them in freezer bags for later or use now with pasta or soup or eat them as they are.

These are amazing.

Every bite has gooey cheese in it!

simple meatball recipe


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  1. Hello! I cannot wait to try your meatball recipe. But can you please let me know if there is a typo/error in the amount of sauce to use as well as the breadcrumbs? Unless I’m just reading it wrong. Thank you so much!!

  2. Thank you! Another question, sorry! Is it really just a 1 ounce can of sauce?

  3. We love spaghetti & meatball dinner here! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you stop by again next week!

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