Easy Homemade Meatballs


This is the recipe for easy homemade meatballs that my mother used growing up. I now make them for my family, and my picky husband loves them. Serve with your choice of pasta.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 egg

  • ½ cup Italian-seasoned bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 (28 ounce) jar marinara sauce


  1. Combine beef and egg in a large bowl. Add bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning. Mix together, but do not overmix, as it will get tough.

  2. Shape into 1- to 2-inch balls.

  3. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs in the hot skillet until browned and no longer pink in the centers, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  4. Meanwhile, heat marinara sauce in a pot over medium-low heat. Add cooked meatballs to sauce and let simmer for added flavor, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use your favorite sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

526 Calories
25g Fat
45g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 526
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 1180mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 176mg 14%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 1001mg 21%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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