Baked Italian Meatballs

Yield: 20-22 meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or meatloaf mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon worchester
  • 1 tablespoon tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup plain breadcrumbs , gluten free work as well
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese , finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil , chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper , optional
  • extra virgin olive oil spray

Position rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat oven to 400℉

In a large bowl lightly combine meat, eggs, milk, worchester, and tomato sauce. Set aside.

In a medium bowl combine breadcrumbs, parmesan, garlic and herbs until well combined.

Gently incorporate the bread crumbs into the ground meat until just combined.

Using a large scoop roll meat mixture into 2″ meatballs. Arrange on a heavy nonstick baking sheet.

Spray the tops of the meatballs lightly with olive oil.

Bake in the lower third of the oven for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.